Michael Bay admits Transforme​rs: Revenge of the Fallen 'was crap'

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Dec 14, 2012

It's no secret that a lot of us thought Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen was a big pile of crap. Well, guess what? Michael Bay thinks so, too.

In an interview with Empire about the third film in the saga, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, the director finally admits the truth about its predecessor nearly two years later: "We made some mistakes. The real fault with [Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen] is that it ran into a mystical world. When I look back at it, that was crap."

Bay puts the blame on the movie's rushed development, saying, "The writers' strike was coming hard and fast. It was just terrible to do a movie where you've got to have a story in three weeks. I was prepping a movie for months where I only had 14 pages of some idea of what the movie was. It's a BS way to make a movie, do you know what I'm saying?"

Of course, in Hollywood, meeting a release date is far more important than actually having a coherent script—or even a script, for that matter—and more than $800 million in worldwide box office receipts later, it's easy for Bay to say he foisted a piece of garbage on audiences, isn't it?

So forgive us if we take this comment on the 3-D Dark of the Moon with a heaping spoonful of cynicism: "I think our 3-D works really well with the robots, the size, the girth, the weight of it ... it's spectacular."

You know what, Mike? The first Transformers wasn't so hot either, so you're going to have to work really hard to impress us with episode three. In the meantime, thanks for letting everyone who shelled out their hard-earned money for Revenge of the Fallen know that they got ripped off.

Did you think Revenge of the Fallen was junk? And whether you do or not, do you feel cheated now that the director himself says it was?

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