I haven't watched Transformers 3, on the general grounds that I saw Transformers and Transformers 2 was apparently even more awful. Plus Mark Kermode gave a whole host of good reasons why I wouldn't want to, such as it being racist, sexist and homophobic, as well as astonishingly stupid.
I have, however, watched The Island, with the impossibly lovely and random Scarlett Johansson, which had a very good first half and an impossibly bad, very stupid Michael Bay second half.
But Bay says he learnt from The Island that what the kids of today wanted wasn't the thoughtful, interesting first half but the explosions-laden second half.
So, apparently, the world is doomed because the next generation is composed of morons. Oh well.
Anyway, so convinced of this does Michael Bay appear to have become that in Transformers 3, he's actually gone and reused footage from The Island. Because you know, when you have a reported $250 million budget, you really have to scrimp, save and cut corners to make ends meet. How bizarre.
Has anyone else noticed, incidentally, that Rosie Huntington-Whiteley doesn't get a single line of dialogue in any of the Transformers 3 trailers. That's something of a warning about her acting talents, I think.
- July 6, 2011: Question of the week: is it okay for things to be shit?
Question of the week: is it okay for things to be shit?