Transformers 2 No Empire Strikes Back, Says Bay

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To anyone who thinks that the upcoming Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen is going to be another in a long line of sequels that plan on making things darker in order to set up the triumphant final part of a trilogy, then director Michael Bay has some bad news for you: As far as he's concerned, there is no Transformers 3.

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Talking to Entertainment Weekly last week, Bay explained why he can't see any further than Revenge Of The Fallen right now:

When we were writing the script, I said to the writers, "I hate sequels that try to make it to the third movie. Pretend like we're never having a third movie, so let's go for broke on the second one. I hate those cliffhangers! Let's just make this movie stand on its own." I really feel this movie is not a forced sequel. I think the script is really good, and I think it's got a lot of new stuff in it.

If you're hoping for a hint of said new stuff, then Michael's definitely not your man:

There are a lot of rumors out there, but we've released a lot of fake stuff. We've done a really good job of keeping things secret... [All I'll say is that t]here are some great, new robots that are really inventive.

Of course, maybe all of the above is one of his foilers as well, and the entire film really is a set up for Transformers 3: This Time It's Personal. And Has More Pee Jokes.

Michael Bay talks 'Transformers 2' and 'Friday the 13th' remake [EW.com]

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DISCUSSION

carrercrytharis
CarrerCrytharis

@Austenw: You're not alone: I really liked it too. There are several ways it could have been better, but I thought it had good intentions: in my opinion, there was nothing cynical about it, which is more than you can say for a lot of stuff that comes out these days.

Anyhow, to see how truly awful the Transformers franchise can get, check out 'Armada'. Or 'Kiss-Players'.