Why Bayhem Will Never Be In 3-D

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Everyone expects James Cameron's Avatar to launch a new generation of 3-D movies, but Transformers director Michael Bay isn't interested. He also responds to Megan Fox's complaints about his movies not focusing enough on acting. Let the Baytrigue Commence!


Talking to the Wall Street Journal, Bay repeated that he's not looking to jump into the next Transformers movie right away despite Dreamworks' announced release date:

I just want to take some time off. It's been almost three years that I've devoted myself entirely to this world of robots. At some point, enough is enough-and I literally carried this movie on my back. I only finished it in the last week [before release... but] I don't know who [would] want to take on my shoes with this franchise. We might just take a year down.


One thing you shouldn't expect from a Bay-directed Transformers 3 will be 3-D, apparently:

I prefer the flat screen. I'm not jumping to do 3-D at all-it's a pain in the neck to shoot it and I actually like the flat image. I've heard that some people can't even see 3-D and, moreover, that a major side effect of watching it is feeling exhausted. Can you imagine how you'd feel watching one of my movies in 3-D?

And, judging from the tone of his comments about Transformers star Megan Fox, maybe we shouldn't expect her in the third movie, either:

She says some very ridiculous things because she's 23 years old and she still has a lot of growing to do. You roll your eyes when you see statements like that and think, "Okay Megan, you can do whatever you want. I got it." But I 100% disagree with her. Nick Cage wasn't a big actor when I cast him, nor was Ben Affleck before I put him in "Armageddon." Shia LaBeouf wasn't a big movie star before he did "Transformers"-and then he exploded. Not to mention Will Smith and Martin Lawrence, from "Bad Boys." Nobody in the world knew about Megan Fox until I found her and put her in "Transformers."


He made you and he can break you, Megan. Not that he's outright saying that last part, or anything. Well, only kinda sorta.

Master of Machines [Wall Street Journal]


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Aidan_ III: The Return

The man's certainly correct about the 3D thing. Good to see he has some sense of perspective there.

But really, Michael, let's come clean. There's no way in hell that anybody could describe the new Transformers as "actor-driven". You can barely follow the convoluted plot and most of the dialogue is super-fast and drowned out. Be honest with yourself. You'll feel better for it.