Michael Bay Promises Epic, Black Hawk Down-esque Transformers 3


After the critical throttling (not to mention all the charges of racism) against his “Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen”, Michael Bay has quite a lot to make up for. Personally, I thought “Revenge” was pretty nifty, though yeah, that desert fight at the end went on for a liiiiiiiiiiiiitle too long. Who knows if Bay will make that same mistake again with “Dark of the Moon”, but the director is making some mighty big promises, especially considering that he’s already announced that part 3 will be his final film on the franchise.

He tells MTV about what went wrong with “Revenge of the Fallen”:

The second one, we had a tough go. It was a very, very tough thing to make a movie under those circumstances. It affected a lot of Hollywood at that time.

On “Dark of the Moon”:

It’s epic and it happens in a city. It’s more accessible because you recognize stuff — it’s not in a desert. It’s kind of like ‘Black Hawk Down’ with our small group of heroes in a city.

He also talks about two new characters in the movie:

Sentinel Prime is great. He’s great. I can’t tell you anything else, other than he’s great. [New villain Shockwave] is bad. He’s got a much bigger gun [and is] a little bit more vicious.

The last time I saw a “Transformers” cartoon it was in the ’80s, so I don’t have a clue who “Sentinel Prime” is, but if he’s the guy sliding across the city slashing robots into pieces in the Super Bowl spot below, then I’m there with bells on on opening day.

The fighting robots from outer space go dark July 1, 2011.

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  • Anonymous

    Sentinel Prime is the predecessor of Optimus Prime. He was killed by Megatron and handed leadership of the autobots to Optimus.

  • B-Flash

    I said the fire truck was Sentinal Prime.

  • Zero-shot

    what racisim in Tranformers 2? :/ or just a case of people being marshmellows again?

    • B-Flash

      The Twins.

  • Arthur

    The Twins in ROTF were a little stereotypical. But they didn’t ruin the film and they were fun to watch. I didn’t think the fight in the desert was too long. I enjoyed watching Devastator in action. I bought the exclusive “Big Screen Edition” blu-ray from Walmart that has the IMAX scenes of the forest fight and the Devastator fight. Awesome in 1080p with DTS-HD Master Audio. Always nice to listen to Tony Todd’s one-of-a-kind voice not to mention Peter Cullen. Part 3 is sounding better and better. Hope Michael Bay delivers. Should be a good year for fantasy and sci-fi films with “Battle: Los Angeles”, South Korea’s “Sector 7″, Norway’s “The Troll Hunter” (watched it already…one word: AWESOME!!!), “Gomera”, “Super 8″, “Piranha 2″, “Thor”, “X-Men”, “Captain America”, “Gantz”, “The Host 2″ and blu-rays of “Skyline” and “Chaw” with “Monsters” already released on blu-ray. The gaming world is giving us heavy hitters like “Killzone 3″, “Gears Of War 3″, “Resistance 3″, “Marvel vs. Capcom 3″, a new “Mortal Kombat”, “Bioshock Infinity”, “Uncharted 3″, “Rage”, a “Devil May Cry” prequel, another COD, Nintendo’s 3DS and Sony’s NGP; with “Dead Space 2″ already released. CAPCOM, RESIDENT EVIL 6 PLEASE AND THANK YOU!!! Will “Street Fighter vs. Tekken” and “Tekken vs. Street Fighter” be released this year?…..only time will tell.