Five films in the “Transformers” saga have been directed by Michael Bay. However, the scenario writer wanted initially to stop at three. Today he feels he has done too much.
transformers impressive saga
Much of the filmography of Michael Bay consists of movies transformers. Of the fifteen achievements of the filmmaker, five feature films were devoted to the robotics saga taken from toys and the animated series. In the first opus (2007), we follow Sam WitwickyShia LaBeoufan average teenager who only has eyes for beauty Mikaela (Megan Fox) who is in his class. But his life will be turned upside down when his father gives him his first car. An old yellow Chevrolet Camaro in poor condition but which, in reality, is an Autobotan alien robot from the planet Cybertron and capable of transforming into a vehicle.
Appointed Bumblebeehe had been hiding among humans for years just like Optimus Prime, the leader of the Autobots. But due to the threat of Megatron, the leader of the Decepticons the Autobots will reveal themselves to Sam and the rest of the world to prevent Earth from being invaded.
transformers brought Shia LaBeouf into another dimension as an actor. And revealed at the same time, Megan Fox. The movie offers an efficient and generous show as Michael Bay has the secret. And with more than $700 million at the global box office, Michael Bay logically returned for a second film (2009), then a third (2011), a fourth (2014), and a fifth (2017) until the overdose. However, originally, the director did not intend to do the same.
Two films too many according to Michael Bay
In a recent interview given to Unilad UK for the release of Ambulance, Michael Bay returned to these films. He says that the first opus was an experiment “scary“, because of the new technologies used and over which there was not the same mastery as today. But also that it was “amusing” to do.
Then, the filmmaker says that Steven Spielberg had advised him to stop at three films. What he thought he was doing. But in the face of Paramount’s insistence, he re-enlisted each time. The proof that when there is money to be made, the studios do not let go of a franchise so easily.
I overdid it. I said I would stop. But the studio begged me to do a fourth, which again made a billion. I said now it was over. And they begged me again. I should have stopped. But it was still fun to do.
So Michael Bay keeps showing up honestly about his movies. Recently, he admitted to being disappointed with certain digital effects of his new film Ambulance. This time, he says of himself as having done too many transformers. If the first opus is good entertainment, and the second still works, we felt from the third a weariness in the face of one-upmanship. And, for us, transformers 4 and 5 pushed the absurdity too far with laborious scenarios. Although it is always fun to see giant robots banging each other let’s admit that it was getting a little too much…
Even if he has no plans to make other Transformers, the saga is not going to end. After the good spin-off Bumblebee (2018) by Travis Knight, Transformers: Rise of the Beasts by Steven Caple Jr. is slated for 2023.