Michael Bay hits back at claims he “apologised” for Transformers series

First Age Of Extinction footage planned for Super Bowl

 
Michael Bay has responded angrily to reports that he had “apologised” for elements of the Transformers films, and has clarified his comments on the visual style of the new film. 
 
“No I did not ‘apologise’ for any of the Transformers movies,” says Bay on his official blog. “I did not say I shot the last three movies ‘less cool’ than the new fourth instalment.”
 
“I was talking specifically about camera style and tone, of the first movie compared to how I shot the new instalment with a very big scale, cinematic style.”
 
“I was very specific in saying the first Transformers was shot in a ‘generic suburbia’ area, not trying to be cool with any cinematic flashes. I wanted it to feel like this could happen in any backyard in the United States.”
 
That’s that cleared up then. Meanwhile, filming has wrapped on Transformers: Age Of Extinction, with the first footage likely to premiere at the Super Bowl.
 
“My cast was absolutely fantastic,” continues Bay, “and a very fun group to work with. We are working hard cutting the movie right now. I think the first piece comes out for the Super Bowl and a teaser right after that.”

Transformers: Age Of Extinction
will open in the UK on 10 July 2014. 

What do you make of Bay's comments? Tell us, below! 

Comments

    • RaveyDaveyGravy

      Dec 6th 2013, 12:47

      Oh, Bay had much to be embarrassed about for those films. They were never going to be masterpieces, but the very least you'd expect if for them to be watchable. I still have no idea what was hitting what. Too fast, too close and too bl00dy loud. The worst ever case of fast cuts and 'energetic' editing to cover poor film making ever.

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    • Andy85

      Dec 6th 2013, 13:13

      I will probably get abuse for this but I loved the first transformers, I thought it was bloody brilliant and I still do. The second not so much, thought they tried too hard and failed but was enjoyable pap nonetheless and the third one was the inbetweener. Overall they are fun, and that is why I watch them.

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    • HughFran

      Dec 7th 2013, 1:18

      I also agree with Andy, I still love the first one a lot. It was charming (a boy and his car), funny and just the right amount of action. It was the second and third movies that just went too far. Silly plotlines, incoherent action and Shia LeBouf getting increasingly more annoying - especially in part 3. Maybe he will redeem himself with part 4 but I just can't see it.

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    • HughFran

      Dec 7th 2013, 1:18

      p.s. the first one had Bernie Mac - need I say more?!!

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    • chibik

      Dec 7th 2013, 22:10

      I found them all borderline unwatchable.

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