LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 03: Shia LaBeouf attends "The Peanut Butter Falcon" UK Premiere during 63rd BFI London Film Festival at the Embankment Gardens Cinema on October 03, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage)
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Shia LaBeouf Claims Transformers 2 Was Shot Without A Script
Despite having a few great set pieces, “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” proved to be a convoluted mess that couldn't recapture the first film's heart. The final result was jarring, to say the least, but the truth behind the production may shed some light on the disappointing venture.
Due to the 2007 Writers Guild of America strike, there was no script written before shooting. In an interview with Kevin McCarthy for “Transformers: Dark of the Moon,” Shia LaBeouf revealed, “We were given a [release] date, we were given a bunch of money, we were given a bunch of toys, and we had no script. And it was a writer's strike, so you couldn't get one if you wanted one.”
Setting a hard release date and making the story up on the fly with the massive production budget of “Revenge of the Fallen” seems ridiculous, but it's unsurprising given how much movie studios will blindly chase profit. "Revenge of the Fallen" may not be that great, but in terms of general entertainment value, it has serviceable elements despite its flaws.