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Michael Bay wants Transformers 3 less robot heavy

01.15.2010

Michael Bay is an interesting guy.

The first two TRANSFORMERS movies were full of action and tons of robots. Well, what if they had less robots?

That's right. Mr. Bay has some fun plans in-store for the third installment. Hero Complex attended a presentation in Hollywood for the Academy on the sound of REVENGE OF THE FALLEN.

After the presentation, they also attended the Q&A with Bay. Here's what they had to say on it:

"Although the number of robots increased significantly from the first film for the second, the third film -- which will hit theaters in summer 2011, won’t be as robot-heavy and there will be fewer explosions, a tight-lipped Bay said after the Q+A."

Bay gave more details on his vision, "There will be a nice crescendo ending. It gets much more into the robot character. The last time you kind of met a few of the robots; this time you’re gonna get a much cooler landscape.”

So...we get a deeper look into the robot psyche? Will that reveal that Megan Fox's character is an actual robot? I'm also left wondering what this "much cooler landscape" is. Were the previous landscapes not cool enough? The TRANSFORMERS films were okay, but I'd much rather watch the animated movie from 1986. At least I don't have to see any robo-balls there.

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Extra Tidbit: Bay was once challenged by Uwe Boll to a charity boxing match in 2008. That's what happens when you call Bay a "f*cking retard".
Source: Hero Complex

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1:26AM on 01/20/2010
When he said 'less robot heavy', did he mean the Transformers themselves or Megan Fox because frankly I can't tell the difference.
When he said 'less robot heavy', did he mean the Transformers themselves or Megan Fox because frankly I can't tell the difference.
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3:27AM on 01/19/2010
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen may have been the worst film of 2009. Michael Bay needs to go away.
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen may have been the worst film of 2009. Michael Bay needs to go away.
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11:28PM on 01/18/2010
He needs to watch the 80s cartoons and discover how badass the ROBOTs were in them. We watched it then for the robots, we watched these two movies for the robots. Develop those robots, make some badarse clear-to-see fights between the robots, and keep the Megan-Shia-all humans stuff very secondary. I mean geez, the 80s cartoons and movies made my mother cry when Prime died! A grown arse woman crying over a robot. We care about the robots. All the humans of the 1st 2 films could die in the first
He needs to watch the 80s cartoons and discover how badass the ROBOTs were in them. We watched it then for the robots, we watched these two movies for the robots. Develop those robots, make some badarse clear-to-see fights between the robots, and keep the Megan-Shia-all humans stuff very secondary. I mean geez, the 80s cartoons and movies made my mother cry when Prime died! A grown arse woman crying over a robot. We care about the robots. All the humans of the 1st 2 films could die in the first 5 minutes of Transformers 3 and I won't give two craps, but I will stay pumped for robot showdowns!
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12:58PM on 01/18/2010

super mega gay

does anyone here wish transformers was actually like transformers, not ghetto talking retarded lipped idiot bots with michael bay one liners and crap music scores...seriously, this movie is an analogy to how dumb we as movie goers have become. PS just bought predator on blu ray, it still rules
does anyone here wish transformers was actually like transformers, not ghetto talking retarded lipped idiot bots with michael bay one liners and crap music scores...seriously, this movie is an analogy to how dumb we as movie goers have become. PS just bought predator on blu ray, it still rules
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10:33PM on 01/17/2010

TO everyone...

Bay is probably bullshitting everyone. Think about it. What hints did he give for part two actually happened? Truth is only the Constructicons popped up. That's about it. He knows that we are going to blam him so he's ducking the question by confounding the majority of you...apparently.

And if I'm wrong...It could work. I'll probably see it before I see the next Spiderman and Xmen movies...at least the way things are going so far.
Bay is probably bullshitting everyone. Think about it. What hints did he give for part two actually happened? Truth is only the Constructicons popped up. That's about it. He knows that we are going to blam him so he's ducking the question by confounding the majority of you...apparently.

And if I'm wrong...It could work. I'll probably see it before I see the next Spiderman and Xmen movies...at least the way things are going so far.
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3:54AM on 01/17/2010
he's hilarious! he think the movie needs to get more intimate? hello!! we only pay to see these pieces of shits because theres explosions. fucking megan fox and shea lebeouf CAN NOT ACT, i'm sorry, it's just not plausable material. more explosions, more mayhem, please, mr. bay.
he's hilarious! he think the movie needs to get more intimate? hello!! we only pay to see these pieces of shits because theres explosions. fucking megan fox and shea lebeouf CAN NOT ACT, i'm sorry, it's just not plausable material. more explosions, more mayhem, please, mr. bay.
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12:08AM on 01/17/2010

I KnOW!

MEGAN FOX ould turn out to be a FEMBOT! and shoot bulletts out her nipples!
MEGAN FOX ould turn out to be a FEMBOT! and shoot bulletts out her nipples!
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10:32PM on 01/16/2010
So I assume he basically wants more of the first film than the second film. Hopefully its better than the second.
So I assume he basically wants more of the first film than the second film. Hopefully its better than the second.
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9:22PM on 01/16/2010

pure crap

there's not a lot of good movies on the horizon. at least we got deathly hallows coming up
there's not a lot of good movies on the horizon. at least we got deathly hallows coming up
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9:14PM on 01/16/2010

Ya...

I read about that in Who Cares Magazine.

Bay is crazy. stick to what you do best, i dont care if it works or not.
I read about that in Who Cares Magazine.

Bay is crazy. stick to what you do best, i dont care if it works or not.
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5:37PM on 01/16/2010

Transformers 2 is the fuckin worst movie

and Bay is a fuckin retard. Nobody wants to see motherfuckin humans in transformers. all i ant is giant fuckin robots punchin each other. Not gay dogs fuckin, mommies eating hash brownies, annoying useless roomates and john turturos like last time.

and a little character development and story doesnt hurt, as long as it revolves around Optimus/Megatron/etc and not Shia/Megan/etc.

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and Bay is a fuckin retard. Nobody wants to see motherfuckin humans in transformers. all i ant is giant fuckin robots punchin each other. Not gay dogs fuckin, mommies eating hash brownies, annoying useless roomates and john turturos like last time.

and a little character development and story doesnt hurt, as long as it revolves around Optimus/Megatron/etc and not Shia/Megan/etc.

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2:11AM on 01/17/2010
Yup.
The thing that SUCKED about T2 is that the script for the humans sucked so badly. Unless that side of it improves vastly, he'd be better off with 2 hours of Robots fighting each other.
Yup.
The thing that SUCKED about T2 is that the script for the humans sucked so badly. Unless that side of it improves vastly, he'd be better off with 2 hours of Robots fighting each other.
10:57AM on 01/16/2010
So... the movie series that's big on giant robots and explosions is going to have less giant robots and explosions next time around? Makes perfect sense.

So what's the 2hr+ run-time going to focus on instead? Puppies, daffodils and dolls' tea-parties?
So... the movie series that's big on giant robots and explosions is going to have less giant robots and explosions next time around? Makes perfect sense.

So what's the 2hr+ run-time going to focus on instead? Puppies, daffodils and dolls' tea-parties?
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6:23AM on 01/16/2010

Huh...??!!

What the hell? Just less than a week ago I was all-excited for TF3 because I actually wanted an all-out actioner. Now Bay's going off about more landscape and deeper characters and LESS robots? How does this help him an aaany way? "Hey I wanna go see Transformers3, I heard it has less robots this time." "No.f*ckin.way! LESS robots? Shut.up! I'm gonna' have an orgasm right.now! LESS robots?! That Bay is such.a.genius!" "Hell yeah he is!" *both men hold hands and walk into cinema, cue freeze
What the hell? Just less than a week ago I was all-excited for TF3 because I actually wanted an all-out actioner. Now Bay's going off about more landscape and deeper characters and LESS robots? How does this help him an aaany way? "Hey I wanna go see Transformers3, I heard it has less robots this time." "No.f*ckin.way! LESS robots? Shut.up! I'm gonna' have an orgasm right.now! LESS robots?! That Bay is such.a.genius!" "Hell yeah he is!" *both men hold hands and walk into cinema, cue freeze frame.*

Anyway...shitty news. Either he was drunk or was just having fun with the media. A-hole.
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2:10AM on 01/16/2010
Apparently responding to someones comment double posts your own comment.
Apparently responding to someones comment double posts your own comment.
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2:06AM on 01/16/2010
Let the man do what he wants. Last time the man listened to the fans, we got the debacle that was Transformers 2
Let the man do what he wants. Last time the man listened to the fans, we got the debacle that was Transformers 2
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10:04PM on 01/17/2010
Transformers 2 was bad because he didn't listen to the fans, dumbass.
Transformers 2 was bad because he didn't listen to the fans, dumbass.
1:46AM on 01/16/2010
first of all, yes, Bay isnt out to make oscar worthy films, but there is such a thing as a good action film and a dumb action film and bay usually leans toward the latter. the funny thing is, i think we can all agree that if there should be ANY character development in the TF films, it should come from actual robots and not the humans. i mean, as it stands, the only ones we even slightly care about are Bumblebee, Optimus Prime, and Megatron, and Megatron is always brought in at the end and
first of all, yes, Bay isnt out to make oscar worthy films, but there is such a thing as a good action film and a dumb action film and bay usually leans toward the latter. the funny thing is, i think we can all agree that if there should be ANY character development in the TF films, it should come from actual robots and not the humans. i mean, as it stands, the only ones we even slightly care about are Bumblebee, Optimus Prime, and Megatron, and Megatron is always brought in at the end and given a quick exit. and yes, give Starscream some fucking screen time.
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1:14AM on 01/16/2010
I understand there were a ton of transformers in the second one but I could've used some more action scenes instead of the hour and a half excuse they had for a story in there.
I understand there were a ton of transformers in the second one but I could've used some more action scenes instead of the hour and a half excuse they had for a story in there.
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1:03AM on 01/16/2010
Oh brilliant idea Bay. Cuz its really the character development I go to see the Transformers movies for.
Oh brilliant idea Bay. Cuz its really the character development I go to see the Transformers movies for.
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11:59PM on 01/15/2010

the quantity of explosions are fine.

it's story that needs work. give us a good story and it'll be awesome
it's story that needs work. give us a good story and it'll be awesome
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11:58PM on 01/15/2010

Enhance

Needs more racist robots pronto. Actually you know what never mind - Let's Reboot this one too. Seems to be the cool thing to do now. You wanna be cool right Bay?
Needs more racist robots pronto. Actually you know what never mind - Let's Reboot this one too. Seems to be the cool thing to do now. You wanna be cool right Bay?
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11:19PM on 01/15/2010
i dont understand why everyone takes these movies so seriously.. its a summer blockbuster.. do u actually expect these movies to win awards or something.. these are more fun movies than anything.. everyone shits on revenge.. ok it was a shitty story but how could u deny that it is one of the sickest action movies out.. let him do wat he wants with the third one cause hes good at making kick ass movies.. NOT ACADEMY AWARD WINNERS!
i dont understand why everyone takes these movies so seriously.. its a summer blockbuster.. do u actually expect these movies to win awards or something.. these are more fun movies than anything.. everyone shits on revenge.. ok it was a shitty story but how could u deny that it is one of the sickest action movies out.. let him do wat he wants with the third one cause hes good at making kick ass movies.. NOT ACADEMY AWARD WINNERS!
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10:59PM on 01/15/2010
Michael Bay talking about character is like Tiger Woods talking about monogamy. It's all just talk. Bay is the best B-Grade A-List director there ever was/is. Period. His movies are junk food, damn tasty artery-clogging guilty pleasure junk food! Except I couldn't finish my Transformers 2 meal...it tasted pretty crap. I'd rather him do another destruction heavy violence-laden R-Rated action film (Bad Boys, The Rock etc...) but on a tight budget (Sub $100m) to really push him.
Michael Bay talking about character is like Tiger Woods talking about monogamy. It's all just talk. Bay is the best B-Grade A-List director there ever was/is. Period. His movies are junk food, damn tasty artery-clogging guilty pleasure junk food! Except I couldn't finish my Transformers 2 meal...it tasted pretty crap. I'd rather him do another destruction heavy violence-laden R-Rated action film (Bad Boys, The Rock etc...) but on a tight budget (Sub $100m) to really push him.
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10:32PM on 01/15/2010

They're going to make a 3rd!

After the utter failure that was Revenge of the Fallen (Easily top five WORST films of all time), Bay is going to make a third one! And attempt a story! I just wanted to see robots fight, my expectations could not have been lower going into the theater for Transformers 2 and even then I was disappointed. Now he's going to try and make a story out of the crap he's created. C'mon, Michael Bay.
After the utter failure that was Revenge of the Fallen (Easily top five WORST films of all time), Bay is going to make a third one! And attempt a story! I just wanted to see robots fight, my expectations could not have been lower going into the theater for Transformers 2 and even then I was disappointed. Now he's going to try and make a story out of the crap he's created. C'mon, Michael Bay.
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2:09AM on 01/16/2010
Sorry, those 5 spots are completely occupied by Uwe Boll and by Aaron Seltzer and Jason Friedberg movies
Sorry, those 5 spots are completely occupied by Uwe Boll and by Aaron Seltzer and Jason Friedberg movies
9:56PM on 01/15/2010
I cant say its a bad idea, I think they should have had it like this in the first movie and focus more on the important character development.

Give Starscream a more traitorous backbone already!
I cant say its a bad idea, I think they should have had it like this in the first movie and focus more on the important character development.

Give Starscream a more traitorous backbone already!
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9:39PM on 01/15/2010

Transformers: Cybertron should be the title

does he figuratively mean landscape as in scope of the film, or does he mean cool as in like a location such as CYBERTRON?
does he figuratively mean landscape as in scope of the film, or does he mean cool as in like a location such as CYBERTRON?
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9:35PM on 01/15/2010

Nope!

Not feelin' groovy to this! Michael Bay is good at one thing- EXPLOSIONS. Sure he made a heartfelt movie out of Pearl Harbor but the Transformers franchise has already built consistency with action and robots and I think changing tracks so close towards the end is a bad strategy. Should have thought about that before REVENGE, Bay.
Not feelin' groovy to this! Michael Bay is good at one thing- EXPLOSIONS. Sure he made a heartfelt movie out of Pearl Harbor but the Transformers franchise has already built consistency with action and robots and I think changing tracks so close towards the end is a bad strategy. Should have thought about that before REVENGE, Bay.
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10:33PM on 01/15/2010
Pearl Harbor was almost as bad as Transformers 2! Nothing heartfelt about it. IT SUCKED!
Pearl Harbor was almost as bad as Transformers 2! Nothing heartfelt about it. IT SUCKED!
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9:05PM on 01/15/2010
I just can't get excited for number 3, he will have to pull one out of his arse to make up for Revenge of the Fallen.
I just can't get excited for number 3, he will have to pull one out of his arse to make up for Revenge of the Fallen.
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9:02PM on 01/15/2010
I like what I'm hearing so far. I hope when the movie comes out, its exactly what he is saying now. One thing, please make the Decepticons more bad-ass this time.
I like what I'm hearing so far. I hope when the movie comes out, its exactly what he is saying now. One thing, please make the Decepticons more bad-ass this time.
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7:34PM on 01/15/2010
Lessening the quantity of robots to focus on characterization of transformers in the previous 2 movies is a good idea. Heck, aside from Optimus, Bumblebee, and Megatron none of the transformers have had any time of character development yet.
However, if less robot heavy means more time for pointless human comic relief characters, than all hope is lost.
Lessening the quantity of robots to focus on characterization of transformers in the previous 2 movies is a good idea. Heck, aside from Optimus, Bumblebee, and Megatron none of the transformers have had any time of character development yet.
However, if less robot heavy means more time for pointless human comic relief characters, than all hope is lost.
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7:24PM on 01/15/2010

Bay = Mindless Fun, not Oscars

I'm all for a more character centric Transformers film -- one that would have fewer plot holes, fewer cliches, not so many dumb lines that exist solely to be included in the trailer (Termintor: Salvation was notorious for this.); But Michael Bay isn't exactly Chris Nolan. And with the fuck over that happened to Orci's and Kurtzman's script for TF2 that was perpetrated by Bay and the Studio, they won't be returning. Bay wanting to make a movie that is more than just tits, ass and robots is
I'm all for a more character centric Transformers film -- one that would have fewer plot holes, fewer cliches, not so many dumb lines that exist solely to be included in the trailer (Termintor: Salvation was notorious for this.); But Michael Bay isn't exactly Chris Nolan. And with the fuck over that happened to Orci's and Kurtzman's script for TF2 that was perpetrated by Bay and the Studio, they won't be returning. Bay wanting to make a movie that is more than just tits, ass and robots is admirable, but I won't be holding my breath.
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8:45PM on 01/15/2010
You are right on the aspect of Michael Bay's movies being mindless but his films are not always fun. Transformers 2 was a painful film to watch and was far from fun. I do admit that I enjoyed the Bad Boys films, and can tolerate the first Transformers.
You are right on the aspect of Michael Bay's movies being mindless but his films are not always fun. Transformers 2 was a painful film to watch and was far from fun. I do admit that I enjoyed the Bad Boys films, and can tolerate the first Transformers.
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