This isn’t really a news story, just something to pass along that fans of Transformers might get a kick out of. Last time Shia LaBeouf talked about the quality level of the series, he admitted that the second film wasn’t quite up to snuff. “When I saw the second movie, I wasn’t impressed with what we did,” LaBeouf said. “There were some really wild stunts in it, but the heart was gone…we got lost.”

At the time, LaBeouf promised the craziest action movie ever in Transformers 3. And now, with a chunk of the film in the can, the actor is again promising a more impressive achievement out of this chapter.

The actor told MTV,

This is, and I’m not just BS-ing you, it’s the best movie we’ve made of the three by far…The script is the best script we’ve had…The second movie, we were in the middle of a writers’ strike, writing on the go…The first movie, we had the discovery, and this movie really is the fruition of the rhythm we’ve created out of five years working together. I’m super proud of this movie.

And LaBeouf says this will definitely be his last film in the series.

There’s no more for me, at least. I’m never going to do it again… This is the last one, so it’s balls-out. This is the best movie we’ve made, period, and that’s a unanimous decision by everybody. The sizzle reel that [Bay] has been showing everybody on set, it’s so outrageous. I’m very, very, very, very proud of it.

Without saying that I don’t believe him, I can’t think of too many times where an actor in a big studio picture has announced that his upcoming film would be lame. Making films like the Transformers series has to be difficult enough as it is; imagine trying to do it if you had no faith that the result would be worth watching. Still: I suppose it’s good to hear that lessons are being learned from the second film.

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