Bay talks Transformers 3 plot and the sequel mistakes
Sometimes Michael Bay can say the right things, and I think with his latest comments he's done just that. Apart from reveal what Transformers 3 is all about, he's talked openly about what he thinks was wrong with Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen and told us how he's going to fix it for this film.
What's more exciting is that he's actually talking about what I and most people I've heard agree have been the problems, even the problems with the first film.
I think any series of films has to listen and evolve with the feedback from the customer, it's the same with any company and series of products, you can't just keep churning out the same things again and again. So this is really encouraging news for the third film and I applaud Michael Bay for taking these things on and applying them to Transformers 3.
After all, how hard would it be to do that? Facing criticism from people you don't know about something you've poured your talent into making and then stepping back, looking at what has been said, looking at the film, and then changing it? I couldn't do it, I think I'd be going mad and ranting all the time. So good on Bay.
"This one really builds to a final crescendo. It's not three multiple endings..."
Good start. Then speaking about the character of The Fallen in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen he's quite harsh:
"...kind of a (expletive) character."
Then there's the bit I love, and I'm totally on board with.
"One thing we're getting rid of is what I call the dorky comedy..."
He goes on to reveal that things like the twin robots are out. However there will still be comedy in human form with John Turturro, and I'm perfectly happy with that because that's where the comedy would be, not with the ass-kicking robots.
Then, because he's feeling generous at this point, the plot of the third film is revealed. He tells us that while most of it is under wraps, the film will be a mystery and look at the space race between the two superpowers of USSR and USA, and how the Transformers played a part in it all. He says:
"It ties in what we know as history growing up as kids with what really happened."
I like that idea, taking real events and putting fantasy behind them to twist our understanding and memory of them. Yet the real surprise comes at the end of the interview, in that Bay is really finishing Transformers, or so it would seem. This isn't going to be an open ending.
"As a trilogy, it really ends...It could be rebooted again, but I think it has a really killer ending."
Wow. So a reboot perhaps, but no chance of sequels. Bay could well be done with Transformers and if the studio are going to continue it, which let's face it they will, they may have to go in a different direction.
Okay Michael Bay, you've sucked me into it. I'm actually intrigued now. What about you?