TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN

Well, these are pretty much the quotes of the day, and if the heart of entertainment is still beating, they’ll inspire a little flame war between Shia LaBeouf and Michael Bay.

While promoting Wall Street 2 in Cannes, LaBeouf is naturally being asked about Transformers 3, and he promises a more affecting movie with a higher body count, while saying that “the heart was gone” from Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. Yeah, we noticed, Shia. Read on…

The AP (printed at the Huffington Post) got quotes from the actor in Cannes, and on the subject of the second film he says,

When I saw the second movie, I wasn’t impressed with what we did…There were some really wild stunts in it, but the heart was gone…we got lost. We tried to get bigger…Mike 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.

Granted, I think a lot of people would say that all they really want from the movies is a bunch of robots fighting each other, but you just can’t please everyone.

So what about the third film?

There’s going to be a lot of death, human death. This time, they’re targeting humans…It’s going to be the craziest action movie ever made, or we failed.

Given that Michael Bay has already made one of the craziest action movies ever (Bad Boys II) let’s hope he doesn’t again succumb to the desire to just make things bigger and bigger.

Now, by all means, use the comment section to discuss whether talk about losing the heart in the second film and making the craziest action movie ever for the third might be just a little bit contradictory. (And, while you’re at it, maybe give Shia a break. If I was in Cannes with Oliver Stone I’d say crazy stuff, too.)

By the way, the new film is reportedly going to be filming at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida this September, shortly before a shuttle launch. That’s fairly cool, I suppose.

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