This is a Hollywood first!!
While giving a promotional interview for the forthcoming 'roid rage action-dramedy Pain & Gain, famed director Michael Bay SHOCKED the dookie out of our kabookie by apologizing for making
several one crappy movie!!
The man was displeased with the Bruce Willis, Liv Tyler, and Ben Affleck big-time blockbuster Armageddon, and he told the Miami Herald as much.
“I will apologize for Armageddon, because we had to do the whole movie in 16 weeks. It was a massive undertaking. That was not fair to the movie. I would redo the entire third act if I could. But the studio literally took the movie away from us. It was terrible. My visual effects supervisor had a nervous breakdown, so I had to be in charge of that. I called James Cameron and asked ‘What do you do when you’re doing all the effects yourself?’ But the movie did fine."
First of all, we think it's cool he can admit to releasing a sub-par product. Most directors wouldn't!
While we actually kind of enjoyed the cheesy doomsday movie and it's accompanying Aerosmith song, the sentiment is noble!
Secondly, Mike really needs to be addressing the biggest blemish on
his anyone's resume: Pearl Harbor.
The late Roger Ebert once described that abhorrent waste of celluloid by saying:
Pearl Harbor is a two-hour movie squeezed into three hours, about how on Dec. 7, 1941, the Japanese staged a surprise attack on an American love triangle.
Ouch! But enough about mediocre movies starring Mr. Affleck, LOLz!!
The director also revealed that ultra-hottie Megan Fox wouldn't reprise her role in Transformers 4!
We knew their relationship was rocky at best, but her absence in the upcoming robo-flick feels like the final nail in their collaborative coffin!
Mark Wahlberg and the surgically improved Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson star in Pain & Gain, which opens wide April 26.
[Image via Touchstone Pictures.]
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