Story Details for Transformers 3 from USA Today – "No dorky comedy"

Okay, I won’t mince words. I hated Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. Trying to decipher the action on screen, it felt like somebody was taking a sledgehammer to my head. But I watch Michael Bay movies hoping that they can aspire to be as good as Bad Boys and The Rock. But lately, it’s too much spectacle and less emphasis on human interaction. It’s like when I recently caught an airing of the Bad Boys sequel on network TV. One of the chase sequences was so long, that they actually had to take a commercial break during it.

Anthony Breznican of USA Today recently visited the L.A. set of Transformers 3. In the article Bay mans up to take some of the criticism for the critical bashing Transformers: RotF took.

Enough about the horrid sequel. The article has some interesting details about Transformers 3 (no fancy subtitle yet). The biggie: it will delve into the ’60s space race between the U.S.S.R. and the USA.

Producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura says the goal is for a “more coherent story, less goofball humor and a pledge that characters who die will stay dead” this time around. 3D is confirmed, and the villain will be Shockwave, the Decepticon cyclops badass (but he’s more than meets the “eye” you know).

The Buzz: Megan Fox’s disappearance is mentioned in brief, but after Jennifer’s Body I don’t think many people care. Pretty soon they’ll be announcing a remake of Caged Heat with Lindsay Lohan and Fox in the lead roles. As for T3, the USA vs. U.S.S.R. angle has me intrigued, especially the thought of how it all involves the space race and hidden Transformers – is that with or without Russian accents? Bay says the film will end the trilogy with a “killer” ending. We’ll see. Every summer deserves at least one big dumb action spectacle. This could be the one of summer 2011.

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