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Michael Bay admits Transformers 2 was "crap"

Jenna Busch is a host and writer of all things geek for SCI FI Wire, JoBlo, Huffington Post, AOL, Popeater, Newsarama, UGO, IGN, Moviefone and Geek Week. A New York transplant living in Los Angeles, Jenna has been on many sides of the en...

Michael Bay's bombshell

Finally, director Michael Bay admits he knows what the rest of us did long ago. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen sucked.

Michael Bay

I'm usually a really quiet movie-goer. I certainly never yell things out in a theater. But during Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, I might have asked out loud what the hell was happening on the screen.

Transformers 2 was beyond terrible from the controversial robots to the Cylon-style skin job that disappeared after the first act to the magic lip gloss that never seemed to move on Megan Fox's lips, even during a gun battle in the desert. It only hit 20 percent on the Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer. (Though admittedly, audiences gave it a 76 percent approval rating.)

Well, now director Michael Bay is admitting that the film was less than stellar. He told Empire magazine that Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen "was crap." Wow. Now, apparently he speaks pretty extensively about it in the magazine, but their website gave us a few snippets.

Bay said, "We made some mistakes. The real fault with (Transformers 2) is that it ran into a mystical world. When I look back at it, that was crap. The writers' strike was coming hard and fast. It was just terrible to do a movie where you've got to have a story in three weeks."

To be fair, the writers' strike did mess with a lot of scripts, and writers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman are known for far better fare. "I was prepping a movie for months where I only had 14 pages of some idea of what the movie was," Bay said. "It's a BS way to make a movie, do you know what I'm saying?"

Yes. Yes we do.

Transformers: Dark of the Moon will be released in theaters on July 1, 2011.

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