Michael Bay Doesn't Care What Critics Think of Transformers: ROTF
07.01.09 by Ryan
Despite receiving a critical drubbing, Transformer: Revenge of the Fallen soared to box office success over the weekend. While director Michael Bay is no stranger to hatred from the critics, the LA Times reports that Bay was not impressed with their lambasting this time.
I think they reviewed the wrong movie. They just don't understand the
movie and its audience. It's silly fun. I am convinced that [critics]
are born with the anti-fun gene. The reviews are just so vicious. A lot
of them are more personal than anything else.
Transformers 3 has already been given a release date of July 1, 2011, though Bay says that Paramount was off by one year and the movie will arrive in 2012, not 2011. Bay told MTV that he needs some time away from the Transformers and would like to make a "small movie in-between [Transformers 2 and Transformers 3]."
That "small movie" (for Bay that means a movie with only a $100 million dollar budget) is either the bodybuilding comedy Pain & Gain, based on a Miami New Times article, or I Am Number Four, an adaptation of an unpublished science fiction book about nine alien teens attending high school on Earth to hide from their home planet's enemy. The book is co-written by James Frey, who wrote the infamous autobiography of lies A Million Little Pieces.