“Look hot.” Check, Mr. Bay. Megan Fox owes much of her current fame to Michael Bay’s simple, somewhat chauvinistic theory that the ladies in his film are there just to look hot — similar to the way that the special effects are all there to make it look “awesome”. In that regard, Bay is a real man’s director — because what red-blooding, unsophisticated American male wouldn’t want to run around with hot chicks in tow, blowing stuff up? Find me one that won’t and bring him here — I’ll bring the vice.
As Ms. Fox told the folks over at MTV today, Bay’s instructions have been incredibly simple on the set of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, the follow-up to the 2007 summer blockbuster that propelled big badass robots back into the mainstream and Megan Fox into the role of undisputed queen of men’s magazine cover models. And along with her own hotness, Fox promised that along with featuring some “really exotic” locales (like suburban Pennsylvania), the film is “just going to be a badass movie. It’s just going to be a popcorn-visual-spectacle, summer film.”
She also made no bones about the fact that it is going to be “as big as the first movie was, this is 10 times as big, 10 times as many set pieces, explosions, and acrobatic stunts,” she said. “Shia and I make out a little bit; I don’t know if anyone wants to see that.”
I can tell you one person who would like to see that: Shia LaBeouf. As for the rest of the world, there seems to be a definite rift between those who enjoyed the first movie, many of whom are ready for the return of Bay’s awesomeness, and those who are Michael Bay haters. We can’t help those in the latter group — you are really on your own.
No matter which way you look at it, Transformers 2 is not only a film worth making, it is almost a guaranteed hit, despite that fact that as Fox explains, script work is being done on almost a day to day basis. “You know, we’ve been having script meetings, and we’ve been reworking the script, because they wrote it fast because of the writer’s strike,” she explained. “And, we’ve just been going through and trying to do some character stuff for Shia and myself in the middle of this crazy world that they’re in.”
Does that make anyone else just a little nervous?