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Michael Bay Blames Second Transformers On Writers’ Strike

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Michael Bay Blames Second <i>Transformers</i> On Writers’ Strike

Michael Bay is out doing press right now for Transformers: Dark of the Moon, meaning he has no choice but to face questions from the media about his second Transformers flick, Revenge of the Fallen, which rests at 20 percent on RottenTomatoes. Asked at a recent press conference whether he was worried about the third film following the second as a flop, Bay went on the offensive (via TotalFilm).

“Your comment is a little insulting to the artists who worked on this. The movie did make a lot of money,” he said. “I admit it’s not one of my better films. It’s by far not the worst film ever made; that’s just false. … The movie doesn’t make $835 million being the worst film.”

I’m not so sure I agree with the last bit, what with four of the top 10 highest-grossing films of all time including the live-action Alice in Wonderland and the last three Pirates of the Caribbean movies. Regardless, Bay should’ve stopped there. Instead, he tried to explain what went wrong with Fallen.

“We had a writers’ strike during movie two, so it was a tough game getting it going,” he said. “It really wasn’t fair to the writers because normally a movie like this would take eight months to write and, because of the strike, the writers had about three, so it was a complicated, rough process making that movie.”

Uhhhhh … no. I’m pretty sure it was the racist robots. Not just them, of course, but that duo was pretty indicative of the overall level of quality.

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