Looks like Transformers 2
has abandoned its planned release date of June 26th, 2009, proving that even God knows a shitty movie when he sees one . . . Even before its even made as a matter of fact. You don't have to be a MENSA member to know that this production is a casualty of the ongoing Writer's Strike which currently has Hollywood in a state of paralysis. Transformers 2
is said to have a script but unless its absolutely locked, then the movie can't go ahead, as no changes can be made to the material.
Even though I'm reporting this story to you good people, I myself can't seem to make heads-or-tails out of it. Since when has "videomaker" (as opposed to a genuine film
maker) Michael Bay ever needed a script to make a film. Its not like we're talking Scorsese here. His films are for the most part as incoherent, illogical and random as the results of dropping some 'shrooms followed by an Absinthe chaser. As a matter of fact it was that exact combination that helped me make it through Bad Boys 2
Now to all you Bay-defenders (read: mental patients) allow me to kibosh your universal defense that Michael Bay makes fun, popcorn movies. I myself love all kinds of films (What else can you say about someone who watched Ali G Indahouse
and The Squid and the Whale
in the same week and equally enjoyed both). What I can't stand is a director who would readily discard story and character for just one more kick-you-in-the-fucking-teeth-strong explosion. The irony to all this is that I did enjoy the original Bad Boys
, The Rock
in spite of Bay's attempts flip off the screen in annoyance.
But I think its the director himself who offers Exhibit A in pleading my case by his response to the fact that the script to Transformers 2
still needs a great deal of work before shooting begins by offering this reassurance on his blog: "The new robots are really, really unique".
In my humble opinion the best performance in the film by robotic creation came from Megan, the world's first sexbot.