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Michael Bay promises Transformers: Age of Extinction will not be goofy at all, plus a bunch of new images

11.29.2013by:

As much as I don't want to be, I am curious to see some footage from TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION. I hated REVENGE OF THE FALLEN and DARK OF THE MOON was only worth watching for the Chicago battle sequence, but the entire Shia LaBeouf trilogy suffered from an over-abundance of cheese. While Bay is trying to reboot the franchise with this latest chapter, there is still going to be an amount of doubt in all of us who have been let down by the last two films.

In a recent visit to the set, Michael Bay was asked about what will set TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION apart from the first three movies:

“I wanted the first Transformers to be very suburban and less cool. This is a much more cinematic one. I focused on keeping this one slick. There won’t be any goofiness in this one. We went a bit too goofy [on the last one].”

On the plus side, at least Michael Bay admits the third film was goofy. I would love to see a TRANSFORMERS movie without Shia's twitchy line delivery, but seeing as Ehren Kruger is back as screenwriter plus the rumored inclusion of the Dinobots, I am skeptical that TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION will be anything less than the same old thing we have seen three times already.

With a big cast including Mark Wahlberg, Kelsey Grammer, Jack Reynor, Nicola Peltz, Stanley Tucci, Sophia Myles, and Li Bingbing, TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION will try to jumpstart the franchise creatively when it opens on June 27, 2014.

Extra Tidbit: May just be my personal preference, but Nicola Peltz is looking hotter in this than Megan Fox or Rosie Huntington-Whitely
Source: ScreenRant

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3:01PM on 11/29/2013

"Boo-hoo, my movies are bad…" -Michael Bay

Has anybody else noticed every time Michael Bay speaks its in defense of an upcoming project or apologizing for an old project he mucked up? I know his movies make a lot of money but dude this guy sucks.
Has anybody else noticed every time Michael Bay speaks its in defense of an upcoming project or apologizing for an old project he mucked up? I know his movies make a lot of money but dude this guy sucks.
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3:02PM on 11/29/2013
Michael just give us Bad Boys 3 ! Make the goddamn movie already ! The cast is not getting any younger. Or maybe you are planning one with Jaden Smith. Leave the next "Transformers" for somebody else .
Michael just give us Bad Boys 3 ! Make the goddamn movie already ! The cast is not getting any younger. Or maybe you are planning one with Jaden Smith. Leave the next "Transformers" for somebody else .
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3:11PM on 11/29/2013
If it has Mark Wahlberg, it will be silly.
If it has Mark Wahlberg, it will be silly.
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3:16PM on 11/29/2013
Less cheese?.........ah look at that picture of Prime. That shit looks cheesy as hell. Just a regular ol trailer would have been just fine with me.
Less cheese?.........ah look at that picture of Prime. That shit looks cheesy as hell. Just a regular ol trailer would have been just fine with me.
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3:23PM on 11/29/2013

Michael Bay is............

the hot chick we all know is annoying, but we still hang out and look at her to entertain ourselves. Say what you want he is no Picasso of Films, but he gives you 2 hours of mind numbing fun.
the hot chick we all know is annoying, but we still hang out and look at her to entertain ourselves. Say what you want he is no Picasso of Films, but he gives you 2 hours of mind numbing fun.
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4:10PM on 11/29/2013

"Jumpstart the franchise"

The third film made over one billion dollars worldwide less than 3 years ago. I don't think it really needs jumpstarting.
The third film made over one billion dollars worldwide less than 3 years ago. I don't think it really needs jumpstarting.
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4:11PM on 11/29/2013
We've all shit on Michael Bay more than enough on this site, but I'm just hopeful he delivers a decent Transformers movie with this entirely new cast.
We've all shit on Michael Bay more than enough on this site, but I'm just hopeful he delivers a decent Transformers movie with this entirely new cast.
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4:58PM on 11/29/2013

I'm game

I'm ready to give this a watch, I didn't HATE any of the other films (although I've only watched the first one more than once) and I'm down with seeing Dinobots on screen. Hate on Bay all you want but he's made quite a few movies that I've had good fun with.
I'm ready to give this a watch, I didn't HATE any of the other films (although I've only watched the first one more than once) and I'm down with seeing Dinobots on screen. Hate on Bay all you want but he's made quite a few movies that I've had good fun with.
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6:49PM on 11/29/2013
This one looks great. I hate Revenge of the Fallen but at least Dark of the Moon is better than that one. But I trust in Michael Bay and I expect lots of action.
This one looks great. I hate Revenge of the Fallen but at least Dark of the Moon is better than that one. But I trust in Michael Bay and I expect lots of action.
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7:28PM on 11/29/2013

Michael Bay's same old song-and-dance

"This movie will be everything the last movie wasn't. The previous movie sucked but this one will be awesome . . . blah, blah, blah . . ."

I enjoy mind-numbing fun as much as the next schmoe but I'm fed up with Michael Bay's shit. I went to DARK OF THE MOON with a confirmed TRANSFORMERS fan and we started to MST3K the movie within 10 minutes. My favourite line: "Rose Huntington-Whitely makes Megan Fox look like Natalie Portman!"
"This movie will be everything the last movie wasn't. The previous movie sucked but this one will be awesome . . . blah, blah, blah . . ."

I enjoy mind-numbing fun as much as the next schmoe but I'm fed up with Michael Bay's shit. I went to DARK OF THE MOON with a confirmed TRANSFORMERS fan and we started to MST3K the movie within 10 minutes. My favourite line: "Rose Huntington-Whitely makes Megan Fox look like Natalie Portman!"
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7:44PM on 11/29/2013

Bay is like a U.S. Politician

Always lying about and apologizing for stuff he's done and then proceeds to do it again. If he wasn't a director, he'd be a great politician since he lies out of his ass.
Always lying about and apologizing for stuff he's done and then proceeds to do it again. If he wasn't a director, he'd be a great politician since he lies out of his ass.
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8:56PM on 11/29/2013
Ah, but he didn't say there won't be any shittyness in it, so I don't know about this.
Ah, but he didn't say there won't be any shittyness in it, so I don't know about this.
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9:14PM on 11/29/2013
If there's anything I've learned from Transformers: Dark of the Moon after all of the promises that it will be better than the second, it's that a Michael Bay cannot change his spots.

And perhaps a picture of him holding a green rake isn't the best image to accompany the sentiment that "this won't be goofy". I'm pretty sure paper T-rex heads on sticks used as eyeline guides did not feature in promotional behind-the-scenes stills for Jurassic Park.
If there's anything I've learned from Transformers: Dark of the Moon after all of the promises that it will be better than the second, it's that a Michael Bay cannot change his spots.

And perhaps a picture of him holding a green rake isn't the best image to accompany the sentiment that "this won't be goofy". I'm pretty sure paper T-rex heads on sticks used as eyeline guides did not feature in promotional behind-the-scenes stills for Jurassic Park.
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11:13PM on 11/30/2013
Yes, what I meant is that it is a rake-looking stand-in prop for a robot hand that will be put in later and that this is what it looks like behind the scenes on CG-heavy movies, but it is funny that this is the image he chose to accompany the statement that the movie "won't be goofy at all"
Yes, what I meant is that it is a rake-looking stand-in prop for a robot hand that will be put in later and that this is what it looks like behind the scenes on CG-heavy movies, but it is funny that this is the image he chose to accompany the statement that the movie "won't be goofy at all"
9:42AM on 11/30/2013
I highly doubt that's a green rake. More likely a prop for greenscreen for a robot hand.
I highly doubt that's a green rake. More likely a prop for greenscreen for a robot hand.
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9:42PM on 11/29/2013
not that it matters but I read in another column that this isn't a reboot. thats all
not that it matters but I read in another column that this isn't a reboot. thats all
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9:44PM on 11/29/2013
Meh

we all slag it off but you know you're gonna watch it
Meh

we all slag it off but you know you're gonna watch it
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7:35AM on 11/30/2013
? How am I a prick?

I mean I am yes but this one statement I put doesnt portray my true prick nature
? How am I a prick?

I mean I am yes but this one statement I put doesnt portray my true prick nature
6:04AM on 11/30/2013
What a prick.
What a prick.
10:29PM on 11/29/2013
I'm not. I stopped watching Transformers after I saw how awful the first one was.
I'm not. I stopped watching Transformers after I saw how awful the first one was.
11:19PM on 11/29/2013

Wonderful...

Just in it for action.
Just in it for action.
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12:32AM on 11/30/2013
Michael Bay is full of shit. I'm still going to watch it tho, not kidding myself or anyone else on that aspect. Optimus Prime = me buying a ticket.
Michael Bay is full of shit. I'm still going to watch it tho, not kidding myself or anyone else on that aspect. Optimus Prime = me buying a ticket.
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5:20AM on 11/30/2013
Pain and Gain proves Bay still can make good movies, so I am not completely dissuaded by his claims on TF4.
Pain and Gain proves Bay still can make good movies, so I am not completely dissuaded by his claims on TF4.
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5:28AM on 11/30/2013

ROFL

So to all the investors for the first movies....screw you guys I didn't give it my full effort and planned on making them sub par, just so I could get to the fourth movie....then...then my plan it goes into action Oscar Gold! You fell into my trap so easily!
So to all the investors for the first movies....screw you guys I didn't give it my full effort and planned on making them sub par, just so I could get to the fourth movie....then...then my plan it goes into action Oscar Gold! You fell into my trap so easily!
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6:02AM on 11/30/2013

Same old line...

I actually liked the first two Transformers movies, but it all became a bit too much and got completely out of hand by Dark of the Moon. Yet, for all his haters and lovers, he says the same thing every time, "we got too zany, too many human characters, more action, and more robots this time!" - and each time he's lying through his teeth. You wanna get serious about Transformers, Bay? CUT THE GODDAMN HUMAN CHARACTERS ALL TOGETHER - Nobody gives a shite about them. We don't want to connect with a
I actually liked the first two Transformers movies, but it all became a bit too much and got completely out of hand by Dark of the Moon. Yet, for all his haters and lovers, he says the same thing every time, "we got too zany, too many human characters, more action, and more robots this time!" - and each time he's lying through his teeth. You wanna get serious about Transformers, Bay? CUT THE GODDAMN HUMAN CHARACTERS ALL TOGETHER - Nobody gives a shite about them. We don't want to connect with a screaming Shia LaBouf or a macho Mark Wahlberg, we want to connect with Optimus Prime kicking this crap out of Decepticons. Christ, it's not that HARD.
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9:45AM on 11/30/2013
The only thing I dislike is the overly design look of the robots. Optimus looks even busier than before. I don't need box shaped G1 looks cause they won't move as well as needed, but they could give them a more solid look instead of parts parts care parts, parts and more parts.
Also, based on the silhouette for possibly Grimlock, wtf is with his pointed feet? Sometimes a bit more simplistic is better than tooooooo much. Still looking forward to the movie though
The only thing I dislike is the overly design look of the robots. Optimus looks even busier than before. I don't need box shaped G1 looks cause they won't move as well as needed, but they could give them a more solid look instead of parts parts care parts, parts and more parts.
Also, based on the silhouette for possibly Grimlock, wtf is with his pointed feet? Sometimes a bit more simplistic is better than tooooooo much. Still looking forward to the movie though
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12:09PM on 11/30/2013
But does he promise no shittiness or eyeball melting shininess?
I will wait till this comes on TV like all the other Transformer films.
But does he promise no shittiness or eyeball melting shininess?
I will wait till this comes on TV like all the other Transformer films.
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2:18PM on 11/30/2013
It's like saying you are going to make a sequel to the Scrappy Doo movie, ..but this one is not going to be goofy.
It's like saying you are going to make a sequel to the Scrappy Doo movie, ..but this one is not going to be goofy.
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12:10PM on 12/02/2013
He promised the SAME EXACT THING the last two times. He said Revenge of the Fallen was supposed to be darker than the first (which turned out to be false,) and he said that Dark of the Moon would remove the silliness like the racist-bots and bot-balls (which he replaced with the horrible cheesiness of the third film.) I actually liked the first film, so I wanted the sequels to be good. So I was fooled into seeing both in the theater, since they NEVER showed any of the cheesiness in the main
He promised the SAME EXACT THING the last two times. He said Revenge of the Fallen was supposed to be darker than the first (which turned out to be false,) and he said that Dark of the Moon would remove the silliness like the racist-bots and bot-balls (which he replaced with the horrible cheesiness of the third film.) I actually liked the first film, so I wanted the sequels to be good. So I was fooled into seeing both in the theater, since they NEVER showed any of the cheesiness in the main trailers.

And don't get me started on how the action continually gets worse despite the fact that the budgets keep increasing.
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