Shia LaBeouf Pretty Much Agrees Transformers 2 Was Crap
As you might have figured, Shia LaBeouf is in Cannes promoting Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps. As you might not have figured, the young star is spending some of that time confirming he's on the same page as the rest of the world when it comes to Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. To wit: Yup, it sucked. But! At least he expects the third installment to redeem it.
"When I saw the second movie, I wasn't impressed with what we did," LaBeouf told the AP from the Croisette. "There were some really wild stunts in it, but the heart was gone." Heresy! What about Skids and Mudflap? Stoned, shrill Julie White? If that's not heart, what is? To hear the actor tell it, "human consequences":
On the second movie, "we got lost. We tried to get bigger. It's what happens to sequels. It's like, how do you top the first one? You've got to go bigger," LaBeouf said. "Mike [Bay] went so big that it became too big, and I think you lost the anchor of the movie. ... You lost a bit of the relationships. Unless you have those relationships, then the movie doesn't matter. Then it's just a bunch of robots fighting each other."
With Transformers 3, the toll of the robot war will be grave for our planet, LaBeouf said.
"There's going to be a lot of death, human death. This time, they're targeting humans," LaBeouf said. "It's going to be the craziest action movie ever made, or we failed."
I think we all know what that means: Don't get too comfortable, Megan Fox.
· Shia LaBeouf: 'Transformers 3' Won't Be So Bad [AP via Huffington Post]