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Michael Bay slams the critics (of Megan Fox)

Transformers News: Michael Bay slams the critics (of Megan Fox)

Friday, November 20th, 2009 3:27PM CST

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There has been a lot of recent bad press in the media lately indicating a possible rift between live action Transformers franchise director Michael Bay and actress Megan Fox. Here at Seiberton.com we have chosen not to report on most of that, because it is often hard to distinquish the gossip from the reality.

However, couresty of USA TODAY's entertainment blog, we have comments from Michael Bay himself who recently came to Megan's defense at of all things, a Victoria's Secret show. As you may remember, Bay has been directing Victoria's Secret commercials.

There are many things one can expect at a Victoria’s Secret show (mobs of press, crazy futuristic neon wings, bras covered in diamonds, a Black Eyed Pea, or three) but what we did not expect was a candid takedown of the press’ treatment of Megan Fox by none other than Transformers director, Michael Bay. (You may remember the outspoken actress has referred to him as a “nightmare,” and “Hitler” in recent interviews).

But it turns out, Bay couldn’t care less. Really. “I love her,” the man responsible for the blockbuster franchise told USA TODAY's Andrea Mandell. “It’s just, she’s young. Everyone’s got to give her a break, she only…23? It’s just hard. I’ve traveled around the world with her and she’s just like this world symbol now, you know?”

So he brushes her diatribes under the carpet? “Absolutely,” he said. “She called me (after the Hitler comment) and goes, ‘It’s all bullsh—t, Mike.’ The press, they just like to prey, and stalk, and pounce and find a good little juicy thing. But she’s always wanted to do these crazy comments. That’s just her. She’s great.”

He also said, “She’s got a great part in Transformers 3,” and he said he’s currently working on the script. So Bay’s not planning on getting revenge by, say, killing her off? “No, no. no,” he said, dismissing it. “She gets enough of that already.”


To read the original USA TODAY blog, please click here.

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Re: Michael Bay slams the critics (of Megan Fox) (1021444)
Posted by Burn on November 20th, 2009 @ 5:00pm CST
You know, killing Mikaela off would have given the movies the shock value it needed. 'cause all knew Sam and Optimus wouldn't stay dead ...
Re: Michael Bay slams the critics (of Megan Fox) (1021450)
Posted by Delicon on November 20th, 2009 @ 5:17pm CST
There really wouldn't be much "shock value" considering something that big would have leaked all over the internet months before the movie actually came out.

Like her or not, she's pretty tied to this franchise right now.
Re: Michael Bay slams the critics (of Megan Fox) (1021472)
Posted by RiddlerJ on November 20th, 2009 @ 6:44pm CST
Engh, Bay's still just trying to get in her pants.
Re: Michael Bay slams the critics (of Megan Fox) (1021504)
Posted by BattleRoller23 on November 20th, 2009 @ 9:02pm CST
:sad:
Megan Fox is an ugly bitch who ruied Transformers big time. TF 2 was basiclly just her running with her boobs.
I wish she would die. Both in the movie and for real. (I hope in TF3 she gets it like Prowl did in TF The Movie.)
Re: Michael Bay slams the critics (of Megan Fox) (1021505)
Posted by Burn on November 20th, 2009 @ 9:09pm CST
BattleRoller23 wrote:I wish she would die. Both in the movie and for real.


We do NOT need that sort of talk on this site. Whether you like her or not, wishing death on her, or ANYONE is not something we want to see here.
Re: Michael Bay slams the critics (of Megan Fox) (1021516)
Posted by Softimus Prime on November 20th, 2009 @ 10:39pm CST
BattleRoller23 wrote::sad:
Megan Fox is an ugly bitch who ruied Transformers big time. TF 2 was basiclly just her running with her boobs.
I wish she would die. Both in the movie and for real. (I hope in TF3 she gets it like Prowl did in TF The Movie.)


man, its not like she wrote or directed the movie. i can understand not liking her but its not like she was wringing her hands menacingly since age 17 trying to destroy the franchise.
shes just an actress of questionable talent and intellect, not a supervillian with some Machiavellian plan to ruin nostalgic toy properties.
Re: Michael Bay slams the critics (of Megan Fox) (1021548)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on November 21st, 2009 @ 2:44am CST
Well even this early on TF3 looks like a fail already just from 2 of the things said. 1) "bays working on the script" & 2) "she (Fox) has a great part in TF3". Well maybe we'll get another decent TF game out of it at least. Maybe.
Re: Michael Bay slams the critics (of Megan Fox) (1021550)
Posted by Wolfguard on November 21st, 2009 @ 2:50am CST
BattleRoller23 wrote::sad:
Megan Fox is an ugly bitch who ruied Transformers big time. TF 2 was basiclly just her running with her boobs.
I wish she would die. Both in the movie and for real. (I hope in TF3 she gets it like Prowl did in TF The Movie.)

Conceptron...is that you?

:-?
Re: Michael Bay slams the critics (of Megan Fox) (1021557)
Posted by Ravage XK on November 21st, 2009 @ 3:38am CST
Perhaps if Megan was given something to actually do in the next one?
Re: Michael Bay slams the critics (of Megan Fox) (1021580)
Posted by BattleRoller23 on November 21st, 2009 @ 7:15am CST
Well, I don't know if I want her to die i real life, but in TF 3, HELL YA!
Re: Michael Bay slams the critics (of Megan Fox) (1021582)
Posted by Convotron on November 21st, 2009 @ 7:23am CST
This was more Bay defending and sticking up for Fox. Not so much a slamming...

I don't follow Bay so I don't know how he usually presents himself in the press but he could be simply a good guy and lets a young woman's mistakes roll off his back. On the other hand he could be lying through his teeth and honestly does take offense to what she said but he's at least smart enough to not air personal grievances to the public like Fox did.

Now as far as Fox ruining anything...try to get some perspective. Of all the faults the Transformers movies have, Fox is on the bottom of the list. She doesn't write her material. She isn't the director. She's simply an actress who shows up on the set, does what she's told to do, and collects her paycheck. Blaming Fox for having any significant impact on the overall quality of the Transformers movies is like blaming an incompetent tech support agent for the poor quality of a computer manufacturer's products. She simply isn't that important in the grand scheme of things.
Re: Michael Bay slams the critics (of Megan Fox) (1021598)
Posted by Ironhide516 on November 21st, 2009 @ 8:58am CST
I wish they never brought in this "relationship/romance" angle in the first place. Transformers is about giant robots kickin' the crap outta one another, not a teenage soap opera with robot fights put in for filler. I'd like to see less "human involvement" in TF3; the military angle is OK, but the Sam/Mikaela angle needs dropped.
Re: Michael Bay slams the critics (of Megan Fox) (1021633)
Posted by Delicon on November 21st, 2009 @ 1:14pm CST
Ironhide516 wrote:I wish they never brought in this "relationship/romance" angle in the first place. Transformers is about giant robots kickin' the crap outta one another, not a teenage soap opera with robot fights put in for filler. I'd like to see less "human involvement" in TF3; the military angle is OK, but the Sam/Mikaela angle needs dropped.


Truth be told, if that stuff wasn't in there, it wouldn't market nearly as much to the mainstream auidence that drives much of the ticket sales.

Do you know that before the first movie there was pressure from the studio to not even have the robots talk at all?

If you left it totally up to studio executives, it would be 90% humans and 10% Transformers.
Re: Michael Bay slams the critics (of Megan Fox) (1021650)
Posted by Just Negare on November 21st, 2009 @ 4:29pm CST
My grievances with Fox and Bay aside, chances are, we're stuck with them both.

As for shock value, I bet if they offed Sam's parents, and the cute little dogs that'd get the fanbase in an uproar.

I mean, isn't there some Japanese Transformer's episode where some Destron offs a puppy?
Re: Michael Bay slams the critics (of Megan Fox) (1021681)
Posted by Noideaforaname on November 21st, 2009 @ 6:00pm CST
BattleRoller23 wrote:Well, I don't know if I want her to die i real life, but in TF 3, HELL YA!


But if they kill her off, we'll have to sit through more romance scenes! Do you really want there to be a half-hour of buildup about Sam & Mikaela being romantic, followed by another half-hour of Mikaela dying (since there's no way she'd die in one second) and Sam dealing with the loss (which would undoubtedly be incredibly awkward considering how Optimus Prime poorly dealt with Jazz and Jetfire's deaths)?
Re: Michael Bay slams the critics (of Megan Fox) (1022578)
Posted by Lastjustice on November 24th, 2009 @ 9:50pm CST
Id rather they didnt kill her, then we d have waste more screen time on them introducing a new character to be sam's piece of aft. Miekla is just plug in and play at this point, theres no more backstory to rehash. Shes sam GF, and there for eye candy, good enough now run and smile for the camera.
Re: Michael Bay slams the critics (of Megan Fox) (1022672)
Posted by tom_p1980 on November 25th, 2009 @ 5:46am CST
BattleRoller23 wrote::sad:
Megan Fox is an ugly bitch who ruied Transformers big time. TF 2 was basiclly just her running with her boobs.


Wow you really are a moron.

Firstly she ain't ugly, she may not be everyone's cup of tea but she is far from ugly. Secondly the TF movies sucked (IMO) for a variety of reasons, sure her wooden acting didn't help but she alone did not make the movies fail (again IMO)I can list the reasons why this movie or the first one didn't reach my expectations, however we would be treading over old ground and it's already been covered in other threads.

I wish she would die. Both in the movie and for real.


Now there are a few people in this world that DO deserve to die, paedophiles, rapists, murderers, dictators etc. An actress devoid of any acting ability who has done nothing wrong, to anybody, does not.

Perhaps in future you should rethink and re-evaluate the manner in which you write things.
Re: Michael Bay slams the critics (of Megan Fox) (1023307)
Posted by PrimeMover81 on November 27th, 2009 @ 2:19pm CST
tom_p1980 wrote:
BattleRoller23 wrote::sad:
Megan Fox is an ugly bitch who ruied Transformers big time. TF 2 was basiclly just her running with her boobs.


Wow you really are a moron.

Firstly she ain't ugly, she may not be everyone's cup of tea but she is far from ugly. Secondly the TF movies sucked (IMO) for a variety of reasons, sure her wooden acting didn't help but she alone did not make the movies fail (again IMO)I can list the reasons why this movie or the first one didn't reach my expectations, however we would be treading over old ground and it's already been covered in other threads.

I wish she would die. Both in the movie and for real.


Now there are a few people in this world that DO deserve to die, paedophiles, rapists, murderers, dictators etc. An actress devoid of any acting ability who has done nothing wrong, to anybody, does not.

Perhaps in future you should rethink and re-evaluate the manner in which you write things.


I have to admit I don't like either Megan Fox or Shia LeBeauf. I only like the movies for the great animations. I came to see the robots, not a romance.
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