As much as I love to be a cynical asshole, I’ve never understood the searing hatred that fanboys have for Michael Bay’s Transformers. Sure, they’re a mindless series of robot fighting romps, with a few key scenes of Megan Fox’s sweaty cleavage thrown in for good measure, but what else would you expect? Hell, the original 80′s cartoon was a cheesy (albeit awesome) gimmick to take advantage of the growing Action Figure market…not exactly a high concept. Of course, that doesn’t mean I’ll retire my favorite forms of Bay centric derision, but I think we should be satisfied with current version of Robots in Disguise. It could have been way, WAY worse (Anyone remember the G.I. Joe flick?).
Well, in a recent interview, Mark Wahlberg revealed a bit of new info regarding TRANSFORMERS 4, claiming that the new flick will be much smaller in scope than the previous trilogy. Does that mean less explosions? Less Pyramid destroying robots (and those awful dangling mechanical bits of manhood)?
Here’s what Marky Mark had to say in response to working with Optimus and crew:
“Michael made that movie for $25m [Pain & Gain]and then he asked me if I wanted to work with him again, told me his idea and I said, ‘I’m in’. It’s very different from the other three.”
Wahlberg revealed that he will play “a man who has a child” in Transformers 4 and said that the film’s storyline will be smaller in scale compared to its predecessors. “It will just be a couple of people in a room talking,” he added.
I’m not too excited for this flick, but at least they’re headed in a different direction, and as a semi-hypocritical, petty fanboy, I know I’ll be in theatres opening weekend.
But just because I love Bumblebee…