Michael Bay Has an Epiphany: Characters Are Important

transformers-box-officeThe man who has never seen an explosion that he hasn’t liked talks about the potential direction for Transformers 3 in a DVD extra for Revenge of the Fallen. His prognosis? Smaller, more intimate, more character driven. Perhaps darker. What exactly, then, was he doing with the first two films? Bay made it sound like it was physically impossible to shove more action into the stove of the films, as if he could no longer feed the beast. I guess this answers humanity’s oldest question: is there an action sequence too big that not even Michael Bay can make it?

He also says that he is combing the Transformers lore looking for story ideas, and so there should be no end to the source material.  He discusses further specifics below.



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  • HulkSmashNow

    Well, at least he’s admitting to something. As great as the first “TF” film was, “Revenge of the Fallen” fell short in many areas. But, I’m willing to give everybody another chance with the next, and most likely, last film.

  • HulkSmashNow

    Well, at least he’s admitting to something. As great as the first “TF” film was, “Revenge of the Fallen” fell short in many areas. But, I’m willing to give everybody another chance with the next, and most likely, last film.

  • lacewhite

    2 words.. Dinobots!…

    • M4TT P4TT

      Yer but he could say more stuff than that
      Because from what i herd they are cutting out megan fox and there wil be less action

  • lacewhite

    2 words.. Dinobots!…

    • M4TT P4TT

      Yer but he could say more stuff than that
      Because from what i herd they are cutting out megan fox and there wil be less action

  • krimlon

    Yes i would love a lil bit of beast wars

  • krimlon

    Yes i would love a lil bit of beast wars

  • Sylentwolf

    TRANSFORMERS: War For Cybertron the video game; Now THAT looks like a great game coming soon, but as far as Movie, Remember, Cybertron was destroyed before they made their way to Earth in the first film…

    SPOILER ALERT: Maybe TRANSFORMERS: War For Cybertron would make a GREAT TRANSFORMERS 4.

    When I hear people say “RE-BOOT,” about Transformers 3, I laugh, but in some form or fashion, I AGREE!!! But, similar to the Spider-Man Franchise RE-BOOT… it’s all about the $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    I believe Michael Bay is truly being very Sincere & Genuine when it comes to ideas for a 2nd sequel to the Transformers Franchise! I believe his heart is everywhere with this franchise and could very well be in the right place, when it comes to the future of THIS franchise.

    FOR ALL FANS!

    Whether it was the ACTION (sometimes too fast & choppy) DIALOGUE (not so clever or edgy), PLOT (not original or traditional), or the CHARACTERS/ACTORS (having talent or not) we can all agree that things seemed to deteriorate from movie to movie, therefore…

    …It all comes down to basics.

    Since it is TOO EARLY for the movie franchise to post a Sequel Trailer of any kind or an Info-Trailer on various TRAILER websites, in keeping those of us UPDATED as to the future of Transformers…

    How will the Tranformers CONTINUE to live on Earth without an energy source to live off of? (Energon Cubes?) Backstory: In TF Part 2 we learned that JetFire, after becoming very old, hence, he couldn’t be or have continued to be the powerful robot he once was relative to those younger Autobots/Decepticons created after him, without some type of energy source. Other than using Unicron (Planet Destroyer) and other robots (Dinobots, etc) as the backstory (or even in the story)… it will be pretty difficult for Bay & Spielberg to come up with something Historic & Original.

    Many of you believe, stories related to the Comics and Cartoons may seem TOO OLD, while others may believe the stories that are ORIGINAL and NEW may NOT seem TRADITIONAL. Either way, they can’t make everyone happy at once. It will take several creative ideas to come together that will touch all generations.

    RELEASED on tformers.net, is a script (suggestingly written by Ehren Kruger) who has been given the nod to write (by Paramount Pictures) the sequel to TF:ROTF.

    I HAVE READ THIS SCRIPT! AND SO CAN YOU!

    This script takes a tremendous & surprising turn!

    I will NOT spoil the surprise, but it is a MUST READ!

    Whether if it IS or ISN’T written by THE Ehren Kruger, it is a GOOD script, not TOO MUCH, not TOO LITTLE, and is very different from what, I think, anyone has imagined.

    I seriously suggest that you, AS A FAN, take a gander at this script, you will be surprised.

    • M4TT P4TT

      YEr but were can i see the script

      • M4TT P4TT

        And the game should be good and the grapics should be good

  • Sylentwolf

    TRANSFORMERS: War For Cybertron the video game; Now THAT looks like a great game coming soon, but as far as Movie, Remember, Cybertron was destroyed before they made their way to Earth in the first film…

    SPOILER ALERT: Maybe TRANSFORMERS: War For Cybertron would make a GREAT TRANSFORMERS 4.

    When I hear people say “RE-BOOT,” about Transformers 3, I laugh, but in some form or fashion, I AGREE!!! But, similar to the Spider-Man Franchise RE-BOOT… it’s all about the $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    I believe Michael Bay is truly being very Sincere & Genuine when it comes to ideas for a 2nd sequel to the Transformers Franchise! I believe his heart is everywhere with this franchise and could very well be in the right place, when it comes to the future of THIS franchise.

    FOR ALL FANS!

    Whether it was the ACTION (sometimes too fast & choppy) DIALOGUE (not so clever or edgy), PLOT (not original or traditional), or the CHARACTERS/ACTORS (having talent or not) we can all agree that things seemed to deteriorate from movie to movie, therefore…

    …It all comes down to basics.

    Since it is TOO EARLY for the movie franchise to post a Sequel Trailer of any kind or an Info-Trailer on various TRAILER websites, in keeping those of us UPDATED as to the future of Transformers…

    How will the Tranformers CONTINUE to live on Earth without an energy source to live off of? (Energon Cubes?) Backstory: In TF Part 2 we learned that JetFire, after becoming very old, hence, he couldn’t be or have continued to be the powerful robot he once was relative to those younger Autobots/Decepticons created after him, without some type of energy source. Other than using Unicron (Planet Destroyer) and other robots (Dinobots, etc) as the backstory (or even in the story)… it will be pretty difficult for Bay & Spielberg to come up with something Historic & Original.

    Many of you believe, stories related to the Comics and Cartoons may seem TOO OLD, while others may believe the stories that are ORIGINAL and NEW may NOT seem TRADITIONAL. Either way, they can’t make everyone happy at once. It will take several creative ideas to come together that will touch all generations.

    RELEASED on tformers.net, is a script (suggestingly written by Ehren Kruger) who has been given the nod to write (by Paramount Pictures) the sequel to TF:ROTF.

    I HAVE READ THIS SCRIPT! AND SO CAN YOU!

    This script takes a tremendous & surprising turn!

    I will NOT spoil the surprise, but it is a MUST READ!

    Whether if it IS or ISN’T written by THE Ehren Kruger, it is a GOOD script, not TOO MUCH, not TOO LITTLE, and is very different from what, I think, anyone has imagined.

    I seriously suggest that you, AS A FAN, take a gander at this script, you will be surprised.

    • M4TT P4TT

      YEr but were can i see the script

      • M4TT P4TT

        And the game should be good and the grapics should be good

  • dushan sekulic

    i agree with that guy saying things about the energon source where will they get it from … HOW WILL THEY LIVE? a messege to BAY and SPEILBERG please find a good conclusion to this energon source thingy and how they will survive without getting old like that jetfire guy.

  • dushan sekulic

    i agree with that guy saying things about the energon source where will they get it from … HOW WILL THEY LIVE? a messege to BAY and SPEILBERG please find a good conclusion to this energon source thingy and how they will survive without getting old like that jetfire guy.