Michael Bay On “ROTF” and “DOTM”

{mosimage}While Revenge of the Fallen was successful ticket-wise, director Michael Bay wasn't the only one to feel some regrets about the second Transformers film.

“Look, the movie had some good things in it and it was entertaining and it did very well, but it also failed in some key ways. I learned from it. And now with this third movie we’re going back to basics and I absolutely believe this is going to be a much better film than the second one."

On Dark of the Moon, Bay reiterates that they're "back to basics" and the story is "a good old-fashioned mystery and it’s a tougher movie … it’s funny but it’s not a wisecrack-funny; it’s funnier in the situation.” Producer Steven Spielberg noted that the reason he brought the director on board was "because of the way [Bay] works with humans, not machines."

The conspiracy mystery (such as Apollo 11's involvement) plus urban combat is mentioned, plus Bay's justification on the usage of the 3D cameras.

Read the entire article at The Los Angeles Times' Hero Complex section.