Michael Bay takes back his semi-apology for 'goofiness' of Transformers 1-3

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Dec 6, 2013, 9:40 AM EST

Explosion maestro Michael Bay recently made headlines when he noted that the “goofiness” of the original Transformers trilogy would be excised in the upcoming semi-reboot, but don’t be confused — he was absolutely not apologizing for those first films. 

Bay recently took to his website with a statement to make it clear we all know he still thinks the first three Transformers films are awesome, and clarified that he was only referring to the directorial style he will employ in the upcoming sequel.

He apparently wants to make Transformers 4 the most ultra-cool, slick action flick ever, and that’s what he was referencing in his comments. With Shia LeBeouf’s Sam Witwicky at the center of those first three films, it makes sense they’d be a little silly — but Bay hopes to rectify that with licensed ass-kicker Mark Wahlberg front and center this time around.

Here’s his statement:

“No I did not 'apologize' for any Transformers movies. I did not say I shot the last three movies ‘less cool’ than the new fourth installment. I was talking specifically about camera style and tone, of the first movie compared to how I shot the new installment 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.”

So, just to make things clear — Bay has not apologized for Transformers. Which is too bad. Oh well, maybe someday he’ll see the light. 

(Via Topless Robot)