Michael Bay Promises A Less "Goofy" TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION

Admitting to Yahoo! that the last movie overdid the silly stuff, director Michael Bay promises this fourth installment will be an altogether more "slick" affair. He also addresses the reboot/sequel debate. A few very mild SPOILERS ahead.

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By Mark "RorMachine" Cassidy - 11/29/2013
Yahoo! paid a visit to the set of Transformers: Age Of Extinction, and their report reveals a few new tidbits of information (Mark Wahlberg's "wacky inventor" and Stanley Tucci's character will be involved in the final battle for example), but what will probably interest fans most is director Micheal Bay's claim that this fourth movie in the incredibly lucrative franchise will tone down the "goofiness" that pervaded the previous installments -- and despite rumors to the contrary, this is most definitely not a reboot.



“I wanted the first Transformers to be very suburban and less cool, this is a much more cinematic one. I focused on keeping this one slick. There won’t be any goofiness in this one. We went a bit too goofy [on the last one]. It feels like a new chapter, this movie, but it’s not a reboot. This movie lives in the history of the 'Transformers' movies, and this one starts three years after the last. It feels fresh.”


We'll see. Personally I don't think Bay will be able to resist putting at least one dick joke in there somewhere, but who knows. There's much more at the link below, including interviews with Wahlberg and his co-stars Nicola Peltz and Jack Reynor.
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jlabatman - 11/29/2013, 6:23 AM
Well, I guess we'll see, not having Lebouf in it is a step in the right direction!
TopCat89 - 11/29/2013, 6:35 AM
@jla

True, but then they replaced him with MARKY MARK.....

TheRationalNerd - 11/29/2013, 6:41 AM
I believe in Michael Bay! You've got my respect! New chapter, new story new tone.
Pasto - 11/29/2013, 6:46 AM
He said that about Transformers: Dark of The Moon.

Is that the title?
Buu - 11/29/2013, 6:49 AM
I think The Transformers movies are fun and good for what they are. I'll probably pick this up when its released on Blu-Ray.
MrReese - 11/29/2013, 6:50 AM
(clears throat) [frick] Mr.Bay! XD
MightyZeus - 11/29/2013, 6:54 AM
I thought he said the same thing about 'Dark of the Moon'? I think i'll wait for the reviews and the critics when this film is released.
YoungThanos - 11/29/2013, 6:57 AM
Bay, stop it, just close you lying, money grubbing mouth!

He said the same thing about DOTM after the crappy ROTF film. He also said that DOTM would be his last crap on the the TF franchise.
BeerForever667 - 11/29/2013, 7:03 AM
He is a hack.
CloserPleasures - 11/29/2013, 7:08 AM
yea man like other ppl on here are saying yes he said the same thing bout dark side of the moon so [frick] you michael.
Buu - 11/29/2013, 7:10 AM
The films may not be that intelligent or complex, but they are good action movies. Michael Bay has done a lot for the Transformers, and his movies have taken the franchise to the next level.
blackula - 11/29/2013, 7:10 AM
Take the movies for what they are worth, they are movies from our childhood and Bay's job is to make money. He did a good enough job where they turned a profit. There may be some ok a lot of head scratching moments in the last trilogy but I for one was excited that they even brought one of my favorite childhood cartoons and brought it to the screen. At least we didn't get a cheap Air Bender or DBZ like quality about the films. I agree the film could have been better but so could have a lot of other movies, I know that it could have been a heck of a lot worse! I am excited about this movie and any other attempts at movies from the franchise because it's an awesome franchise, so whether the re a Go-Bots style like the last 3 or a more serious tone, I will still watch any Transformers movie.
supermarioworldE - 11/29/2013, 7:17 AM
Impossible. Bay's like the Jerry Lewis of directing.
Kyos - 11/29/2013, 7:19 AM
I kinda liked the first movie, it was fun. Starting with the second things just got too stupid for me. Then again I was never invested or interested in the franchise, aside from owning a toy when I was a kid.
Melkaticox - 11/29/2013, 7:20 AM
@YoungThanos To be fair, it WAS his last chapter in the franchise, but then the...uh, executives hired him for the second trilogy.
BboiBlack - 11/29/2013, 7:30 AM
LESS GOOFY THAN THE MARVEL MOVIES??????????????????
everyone loves lighthearted fluff, that's why they rag on Nolan produced superhero ilk.

Bring on Darcy and the IM3 kid. Fanboys love goofy, they just don't like it in transformers movies supposedly.
TF4 and NinjaTurtles are going to be the runaway hits of 2014, calling it now.
bazinga85 - 11/29/2013, 7:33 AM
So no more racial stereotype robots? Uh...yay?
JGAR - 11/29/2013, 7:39 AM
Worst movie of 2014 right here, well, tied with TMNT.
version4 - 11/29/2013, 7:48 AM
haven't posted on here in years but... a lot of you are saying that "Bay promised the same thing in DOTM, and look at that movie"... and maybe i didn't view it the same way some of you guys did, but DOTM was definitely a ton less goofy than ROTF. I agree with Ror... bay will have at least one inuendo joke in there some where, but do we need to have a 2 hr long super serious mope-fest dealing with transforming alien robots?
NovaCorpsFan - 11/29/2013, 8:08 AM
Really not liking Optimus' new look. Too stocky.
YoungThanos - 11/29/2013, 8:11 AM
"Take the movies for what they are worth, they are movies from our childhood and Bay's job is to make money. He did a good enough job where they turned a profit. There may be some ok a lot of head scratching moments in the last trilogy but I for one was excited that they even brought one of my favorite childhood cartoons and brought it to the screen."

Then speak for your childhood. As for me the fact that Bay actually acknowledges the flaws in these films only to constantly turn around and claim that things will be different so movie goers will give him more money yet doesn't pay off speaks for itself...

Enphlieuwince - 11/29/2013, 8:11 AM
0megaDaGod - 11/29/2013, 8:01 AM

"@BboiBlack"

"A swing and a miss...."

jerryblake - 11/29/2013, 8:17 AM
last one was so goofy it wasn't even funny
Buu - 11/29/2013, 8:21 AM
Its a movie about good transforming robots fight bad transforming robot. You have unrealistic expectations if you ever think that the characters were going to look like their G1 counter parts, or if you thought the movies were going to be a cinematic masterpiece filled with character depth and intelligent writing.

The movie itself does a fantastic job at selling toys with the action packed spectacle each movie provides. The movies have brought millions of new fans to the Transformers franchise, and have been a huge success.

What Fox did with Dragonball Evolution is what you call crapping on a franchise. What Michael Bay has done is what you call elevating the franchise to new heights. In case you hadn't noticed, The Transformers movies make more money than most movies, including majority if comic book movies made by every studio.

Yes, the movies may not be intelligent or complex, but they are fun movies and do their job perfectly, which is to sell more toys.
Ineedrevelation - 11/29/2013, 8:22 AM
Loved the first and the third. Hated the 2nd. As long as it's not bad like that I'm in.
TheRationalNerd - 11/29/2013, 8:23 AM
Can't wait for the trailer!!
RichardBoldly - 11/29/2013, 8:27 AM
Michael Bay direct action scenes with the same skill of a three-years-old retarded child.

So GTFO who says that he makes great action movies.
DVonShakari - 11/29/2013, 8:31 AM
“I wanted the first Transformers to be very suburban and less cool, this is a much more cinematic one."

Wouldn't he want all of his movies to be cinematic in the first place or is this his way of admitting that he f*cked up?


"We went a bit too goofy [on the last one]."
How'd he not see that from the jump. I'll admitt that the first one was pretty good but they just started to decline sfterwards........

You have the ability to make one epic movie Mr. Bay, then let it be this one...
YoungThanos - 11/29/2013, 8:31 AM
Melkaticox - 11/29/2013, 7:20 AM
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"@YoungThanos To be fair, it WAS his last chapter in the franchise, but then the...uh, executives hired him for the second trilogy."

Oh, I'm aware, I'm also aware that he was reluctant in filming this franchise in the first place but Spielberg convi$ed him. And as a result we've got a TF franchise that the director had no real passion in filming.

Up until Transformers I honestly had no problem with his films since no one had to beg him to do Badboys or Armageddon. Bay doesn't care about Transformers lore or the characters just the money and you can actually tell the difference. Hasbro and Paramount clearly don't care either otherwise they would've hired him...So yeah there's plenty of blame to go around.
ROMsnotdead - 11/29/2013, 8:35 AM
can anyone please tell me what movie is that hilarious gif taken from ? :)
Enphlieuwince - 11/29/2013, 8:36 AM
@ROM it's from "The Campaign"
RichardBoldly - 11/29/2013, 8:40 AM
No, they are NOT fun movies.

And don't even come to me with the whole "If you TURN OFF your brain, you'll enjoy the movie", cuz I can olny have fun with a GOOD movie.

And there's no way I'm gonna spend MONEY to be a DUMB for like 2 hours just to "have fun".
FerFogs - 11/29/2013, 8:42 AM
"I wanted the first Transformers to be very suburban and less cool"

Yeah, right. I can't even watch the first anymote, the second destroyed the franchise that much to me. Haven't even bothered watching the third.
Enphlieuwince - 11/29/2013, 8:44 AM
@1to10, you do A LOT of calling out but rarely do you have a decent case. As much as you attack Disney for their comedic background, you always seem to conveniently forget what WB is most known for.



Buu - 11/29/2013, 8:45 AM
@RichardBoldly

"Michael Bay direct action scenes with the same skill of a three-years-old retarded child."



Do you honestly think that?

"And don't even come to me with the whole "If you TURN OFF your brain, you'll enjoy the movie", cuz I can olny have fun with a GOOD movie."

You don't need to turn off your brain. You just need to accept the fact a Transformers movie isn't going to be the type of movie you will really need to think about, since it is an action movie that's purpose is to sell toys and entertain its target audience which is young males.

"And there's no way I'm gonna spend MONEY to be a DUMB for like 2 hours just to "have fun"."

Then by all means, don't spend any of your money. You don't have to watch the movie at all. The funny thing is, if you had no interest in seeing this movie, why did you come into the article?
ROMsnotdead - 11/29/2013, 8:55 AM
@KrustyDouchenozzle . thanks! that one I have to watch!
Enphlieuwince - 11/29/2013, 9:00 AM
@ROM, no problem.
YoungThanos - 11/29/2013, 9:03 AM
"Wouldn't he want all of his movies to be cinematic in the first place or is this his way of admitting that he f*cked up?"

@DVonShakari, Bay always does this. It's the perfect get rich quick scheme where Bay in company throws the previous film under the bus as a way of promoting the newest film.

The fact that he admits that these films are half-hearted crap, makes me question why people defined it. If it's a guilty pleasure then fine. But I'm not going to take your opinion seriously when the director and several of main cast have constantly bashed it themselves.
HelaGood - 11/29/2013, 9:03 AM
he says "less goofy" every time...
ALmazing - 11/29/2013, 9:08 AM
Well, it cant get any lower than this



and this



You just got to into the theater knowing that its Bay movie and with really low expectations and at the end you just hate yourself a little for paying the full IMAX 3d ticket because the movies looked great. and the you are like



But you probably still will come back for the of TAOE sequel.
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