For fans and non-fans alike of the original Transformers, wondering whether the sequel could possibly live up to the original (I’ve gotten more entertainment value out of watching toddlers crashing Tonka trucks), then worry no more. Michael Bay thinks that Transformers 2 may be his best movie ever, and he even had his opinion validated by Steven Spielberg. According to Michael Bay:
“Steven Spielberg sat next to me in a big 100 person theater at Sony today.There were 98 empty seats. The lights came up after we just watched my cut of Revenge of the Fallen. He turned to me and said ‘It’s awesome’ He felt this movie was better then the first - and probably my best, who knows - at this point in a movie you start to lose your objectivity. I just hope the fans like it.”
And there you go. Steven Spielberg, alone in an empty theater with Michael Bay — who probably has a remote button capable of triggering two tons of C4 buried under the theater — told Bay that he thought it was “awesome.” You know, when my kid scribbles what he calls an elephant on our kitchen door with Crayola, I never have the heart to tell him that he’s just colored a big aimless blob of nothing. But when I get in bed at night, I turn to my wife and say, “What the hell is wrong with our 21-month-old kid? It didn’t look like an elephant at all. Maybe our child has lost his objectivity.”
Which is to say, Transformers 2 could be the best Bay film of all time (which is tantamount to dropping the biggest deuce of your life) or he’s just directed a $150 million scribbled, Crayola elephant.
We’ll find out in 60 days.