Transformers 3 Set Photos Prove Michael Bay Has Learned Nothing
After what an awful mess Transformers 2 was, as a fan I’ve been hoping that franchise director Michael Bay would take a step back, look at what went wrong, and then maybe get back to what worked so well in the mostly awesome first film. Those hopes are fading fast.
Though he’s been promising to do just that, these new set photos from Coming Soon seem to indicate just the opposite. See Transformers worked because it was, at its heart, the simple story of a geeky kid and his car. Transformers 2 didn’t work because it turned that geeky kid into some sort of frat boy douche and became the story of a bunch of metal shit pounding on a bunch of metal shit in some sort of inscrutable, high-gloss sheen.
So if you’re going to get back to that geek, average kid and his car center that made the whole thing worth watching in the first place, your new lead female probably should be playing some sort of girl next door, not a high-fashion, Donald Trump girlfriend reject. Yet that’s exactly what Megan Fox’s replacement, Rosie-Huntington Whiteley looks like in the CS images you’ll see below. Shia and Rosie look ready to hang out with Paris Hilton, not rock out to oldies stations with Bumblebee. Take a look after the jump.
Of course it’s not all bad. There are these additional photos from Premiere of Whiteley filming a different scene in which she seems a little more folksy. Except maybe she’s too folksy. Maybe even KKK folksy. Is that some sort of buck-toothed rendition of Obama on her apron? Please tell me it’s not.