In an interview with the Los Angeles Times’ Hero Complex blog, Michael Bay vowed that there would be less robots and fewer explosions in the forthcoming third Transformers film, seemingly forgetting that pyrotechnics and giant robots were among the only things that actually worked in the first two movies. However, he did say that there would be more emphasis on character this time around.
“There will be a nice crescendo ending,” Bay said. “It gets much more into the robot character. The last time you kind of met a few of the robots; this time you’re gonna get a much cooler landscape.”
Sounds great, as long as Bay lays off the toilet humor, needlessly complicated plotting, lame comedy sidekicks and not-so-subtle racism in Transformers 3 (spoiler alert: he won’t). Sure, Revenge of the Fallen grossed more than $834 million worldwide, but can you imagine how much more successful that film might have been if it didn’t insult the audience’s intelligence outright?
Transformers 3 is scheduled to hit theaters in July 2011.