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.