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Shia LaBeouf wasn't all that crazy about Transformers 2 either

05.13.2010

TRANSFORMERS 2 sure made plenty of cash, but it also drew a lot of criticisms, mostly that the movie was too long, abrasive, nonsensical, juvenile and generally idiotic.

Star Shia LaBeouf seems to understand some of the assessments. As he tells the Huffington Post, "There were some really wild stunts in it, but the heart was gone."

"We got lost," he admits. "We tried to get bigger. It's what happens to sequels. It's like, how do you top the first one? You've got to go bigger. Mike [Bay] went so big that it became too big, and I think you lost the anchor of the movie. ... You lost a bit of the relationships. Unless you have those relationships, then the movie doesn't matter. Then it's just a bunch of robots fighting each other."

So will this problem be resolved by toning things down to a more personal level in TRANSFORMERS 3: HYPER ALLOY THUNDERGEDDON? Not as much as Shia's previous comments implied, as he then says: "It's going to be the craziest action movie ever made, or we failed." Of course.

Extra Tidbit: Y'know what the TRANSFORMERS movies need? Manterror.
Source: Huffington Post

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11:37AM on 05/14/2010

Transformers 3-flusher

There's no brains or heart in either Transformers movie, so Shia shouldn't kid himself he's making Shakespeare on a Michael Bay set.
There's no brains or heart in either Transformers movie, so Shia shouldn't kid himself he's making Shakespeare on a Michael Bay set.
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11:26AM on 05/14/2010
I liked the first one. The humor was good in it and it was just a fun movie. The second one was just boring and insulting to my intelligence. The humor was juvenile with sequences like the dog humping things and the stupid ghetto robots. I really couldn't care for the action either. The action scenes were way too long and the design of the robots sometimes makes it difficult to even know what is going on in these scenes. I guess I am not a fan of giant fucking robots fighting eachother.
I liked the first one. The humor was good in it and it was just a fun movie. The second one was just boring and insulting to my intelligence. The humor was juvenile with sequences like the dog humping things and the stupid ghetto robots. I really couldn't care for the action either. The action scenes were way too long and the design of the robots sometimes makes it difficult to even know what is going on in these scenes. I guess I am not a fan of giant fucking robots fighting eachother.
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1:25PM on 05/14/2010
I was going to post, but I couldn't have said it better myself. I agree completely.
I was going to post, but I couldn't have said it better myself. I agree completely.
8:20AM on 05/14/2010
maybe if the robots had more personality in either of the films the crazy action would've meant something. If they dial-down the comedy BS and pointless human relationships and actually give the transformers more meaningful personality and connection to eachother then they could still pull a decent movie out of this franchise.
maybe if the robots had more personality in either of the films the crazy action would've meant something. If they dial-down the comedy BS and pointless human relationships and actually give the transformers more meaningful personality and connection to eachother then they could still pull a decent movie out of this franchise.
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5:58AM on 05/14/2010

"The heart was gone"

Thanks for that laugh
Thanks for that laugh
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3:56AM on 05/14/2010

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"I mean it wasnt a perfect movie, but this is Transformers we are talking about. It's not gonna be that smart or amazing of a movie."
Are you fucking kidding me? Is it too much to expect that a film costing $200m, which you probably pay about $20 to see in cinemas all told, is actually good?! There can at least be some honour in making a film that is about robots hitting each other, but obviously Michael Bay has no honour. FUCK the Transformers films.
"I mean it wasnt a perfect movie, but this is Transformers we are talking about. It's not gonna be that smart or amazing of a movie."
Are you fucking kidding me? Is it too much to expect that a film costing $200m, which you probably pay about $20 to see in cinemas all told, is actually good?! There can at least be some honour in making a film that is about robots hitting each other, but obviously Michael Bay has no honour. FUCK the Transformers films.
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9:18AM on 05/14/2010
Yeah, I hate that defense: "It wasn't supposed to be Citezen Kane!" I didn't want Citezen Kane; I wanted a decent friggen movie.
Yeah, I hate that defense: "It wasn't supposed to be Citezen Kane!" I didn't want Citezen Kane; I wanted a decent friggen movie.
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3:20AM on 05/14/2010

To all the Shia haters :

Would you consider yourself a hammer, screw, or nail?
Would you consider yourself a hammer, screw, or nail?
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3:19AM on 05/14/2010

To all the Shia haters :

Would you consider yourself a hammer, screw, or nail?
Would you consider yourself a hammer, screw, or nail?
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2:58AM on 05/14/2010
Honestly, the movie LaBeouf is describing (no story, just robots fighting) would have been a lot better than the crappy attempt at making some semblance of a plot. I would prefer just some explosions and long battles to all of "story" they tried to throw in there.
Honestly, the movie LaBeouf is describing (no story, just robots fighting) would have been a lot better than the crappy attempt at making some semblance of a plot. I would prefer just some explosions and long battles to all of "story" they tried to throw in there.
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2:46AM on 05/14/2010
He speaks about the problems of TF2 as if they didn't already exist in TF1. They're all there, just that somewhere along the way everything that was good and bad was amplified to ludicrous levels in the sequel.

There were relationships in TF1? Really?

But TF1 was a helluva lot more watchable than the 2nd one. Still can't get through it in one sitting.

Could we merge Michael Bay and Steven Spielberg into one being and then have this hybrid director make Superman?
He speaks about the problems of TF2 as if they didn't already exist in TF1. They're all there, just that somewhere along the way everything that was good and bad was amplified to ludicrous levels in the sequel.

There were relationships in TF1? Really?

But TF1 was a helluva lot more watchable than the 2nd one. Still can't get through it in one sitting.

Could we merge Michael Bay and Steven Spielberg into one being and then have this hybrid director make Superman?
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1:25AM on 05/14/2010
TF2 wasn't as bad as they make it out to be, it had it's flaws but overall it was good, not awsome like the first but still good.
TF2 wasn't as bad as they make it out to be, it had it's flaws but overall it was good, not awsome like the first but still good.
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11:54PM on 05/13/2010
Personally I liked it till the end battle with Fallen, it end too fast
Personally I liked it till the end battle with Fallen, it end too fast
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11:28PM on 05/13/2010
Transformers 2 had its problems, but for the most part I enjoyed it. I mean it wasnt a perfect movie, but this is Transformers we are talking about. It's not gonna be that smart or amazing of a movie. I know people want Bay to deliver a good Transformers movie and so do I, but I think people are being a little too critical of these movies. I go into these movies wanting to have a good time and entertained. That's all it is, it's not gonna be The Dark Knight or The Hurt Locker. I am sure
Transformers 2 had its problems, but for the most part I enjoyed it. I mean it wasnt a perfect movie, but this is Transformers we are talking about. It's not gonna be that smart or amazing of a movie. I know people want Bay to deliver a good Transformers movie and so do I, but I think people are being a little too critical of these movies. I go into these movies wanting to have a good time and entertained. That's all it is, it's not gonna be The Dark Knight or The Hurt Locker. I am sure Transformers 3 will be better, so there is hope that Bay smartens up and makes a fitting conclusion to this franchise.
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9:21AM on 05/14/2010
I didn't want The Hurt Locker; I wanted a fun, coherant movie. The "It's just entertainment!" out is a really annoying defense.
I didn't want The Hurt Locker; I wanted a fun, coherant movie. The "It's just entertainment!" out is a really annoying defense.
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10:57PM on 05/13/2010

Don't care, will love TF3!

I say this everytime a TF story comes up. I don't care. Transformers was good, Transformers 2 was shit. But y'know what? I loved em' both! I went into TF2 with my brain turned-off and expectations toned down, and while still realizing it was a pile of garbage, it seemed like awesome garbage to me. Visually stunning, lots of action. So I don't care what TF3 turns out to be like. If it's good, good. If it's bad...well, I'll still have a blast. I don't mind a dumb-but-visually stunning flick once
I say this everytime a TF story comes up. I don't care. Transformers was good, Transformers 2 was shit. But y'know what? I loved em' both! I went into TF2 with my brain turned-off and expectations toned down, and while still realizing it was a pile of garbage, it seemed like awesome garbage to me. Visually stunning, lots of action. So I don't care what TF3 turns out to be like. If it's good, good. If it's bad...well, I'll still have a blast. I don't mind a dumb-but-visually stunning flick once in a while.
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12:16PM on 05/14/2010
You make absolutely no sense. You either like the movie or you don't, plain and simple. You can't say it is garbage but I liked it because you're essentially saying you like garbage. What you're trying to do is, be on both sides of the fence at the same time. You figure if you say it's garbage like the masses and then say but you like it, no one will bother you. That's some punk ass bitch shit. If you like something..YOU LIKE IT.. because it made you feel good, it got u excited, it made your
You make absolutely no sense. You either like the movie or you don't, plain and simple. You can't say it is garbage but I liked it because you're essentially saying you like garbage. What you're trying to do is, be on both sides of the fence at the same time. You figure if you say it's garbage like the masses and then say but you like it, no one will bother you. That's some punk ass bitch shit. If you like something..YOU LIKE IT.. because it made you feel good, it got u excited, it made your mojo react and you sincerely thoght it was good and are looking forward to another helping so own up to it and stop being a pussy. There are plenty of people just like u and I hate it cause u people act if you are so intelligent by bashing something you like so not to be ridiculed.. It's a cop out. I asked my friend once, what was his favorite SUPERMAN film and he said SUPERMAN IV: THE QUEST FOR PEACE. I thought that he was crazy and stupid and i belittled him and made him feel like shit for thinking the film was great. But you know what, I was the wrong one and I was stupid because he was right, SUPERMAN IV was a great film.. TO HIM! That was his honest opinion. He loved that film, for whatever reason, he loved it and thought it was a great film and the best of all the SUPERMAN films. Ofcourse he was semi-retarded, but that's not the point.. The point is be yourself and of your own mind. Because now that friend of mine, when asked the same question, he replies SUPERMAN 2, because thats what he thinks people want to hear.. And then late at night he sneaks off and hides and watches his QUEST FOR PEACE.
12:43PM on 05/14/2010
Jeff there is nothing wrong with criticizing the movies you like. Me and my friends sat and watched Episode 3 and made fun of the movie all the way through but we still like the movie. What Polarboy knows is that the movie was poorly made but even though it was not made well there was something about it he likes. Look at the section on DVD Clinic called Awesomely Bad and you'll understand what I mean. Kickboxer, terrible movie but I love it at the same time.
Jeff there is nothing wrong with criticizing the movies you like. Me and my friends sat and watched Episode 3 and made fun of the movie all the way through but we still like the movie. What Polarboy knows is that the movie was poorly made but even though it was not made well there was something about it he likes. Look at the section on DVD Clinic called Awesomely Bad and you'll understand what I mean. Kickboxer, terrible movie but I love it at the same time.
10:53PM on 05/13/2010
At least they are acknowledging the fact that the second movie was trash, and will attempt to make a better third movie. Don't know if it'll actually happen, but one can hope. I really liked the first movie. I know Shia has a lot of haters out there, but I think he shows more promise than several other actors his age (Tatum, the twilight guys, etc).
At least they are acknowledging the fact that the second movie was trash, and will attempt to make a better third movie. Don't know if it'll actually happen, but one can hope. I really liked the first movie. I know Shia has a lot of haters out there, but I think he shows more promise than several other actors his age (Tatum, the twilight guys, etc).
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10:51PM on 05/13/2010

Well I knew it all along...#!$!@!

I hate it when stars say it was bad after the fact. It makes them look like ungrateful little children who didn't have enough balls to say something sooner. Mama said if you don't have anything good to say then don't say anything at all. I lose a lot of respect for people who act this way. Keep your mouth shut and make up for it with the next one.
I hate it when stars say it was bad after the fact. It makes them look like ungrateful little children who didn't have enough balls to say something sooner. Mama said if you don't have anything good to say then don't say anything at all. I lose a lot of respect for people who act this way. Keep your mouth shut and make up for it with the next one.
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9:36PM on 05/15/2010
I think he's just making that comment to try and give some merit to his tastes before saying that T3 is "going to be all totally awesome and shit."
I think he's just making that comment to try and give some merit to his tastes before saying that T3 is "going to be all totally awesome and shit."
10:34PM on 05/13/2010
"I starred in a movie with a lot of fans, I played a boyfriend to a hot girl, and collected an assload of money. Now I can safely say the movie wasn't good."

You're so brave, Shia. So brave!
"I starred in a movie with a lot of fans, I played a boyfriend to a hot girl, and collected an assload of money. Now I can safely say the movie wasn't good."

You're so brave, Shia. So brave!
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3:20AM on 05/14/2010
Masking yourself behind the World Wide Web makes you even braver. What ever will we do?
Masking yourself behind the World Wide Web makes you even braver. What ever will we do?
11:14AM on 05/14/2010
How else is Terminal going to say it kickass? Is he going to just fly out to meet Shia after reading this article and say it to him?
How else is Terminal going to say it kickass? Is he going to just fly out to meet Shia after reading this article and say it to him?
10:25PM on 05/13/2010
I hope TF3 is as serious as Shia is saying. If thats the case, then I think TF3 is heading in the right direction.
I hope TF3 is as serious as Shia is saying. If thats the case, then I think TF3 is heading in the right direction.
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9:37PM on 05/15/2010
Yeah, because "really super cool" sounds like a good, solid direction that it should go in.
Yeah, because "really super cool" sounds like a good, solid direction that it should go in.
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