If you think back on all the grave mistakes Michael Bay made with Transformers 2, high on that list of grievances would have to be Skids and Mudflap, the twin autobots who were thrown into the mix for comic relief alone. Unfortunately, that comic relief didn’t work, and these two characters were clearly the most annoying aspect of the whole film. Never mind the debate on whether they are insulting and racist or not, as some have pointed out and not without some good evidence to back it up, they were simply mind-crushingly irritating. The fact that they didn’t get shuttled off to Transformers heaven at the end of the film brought about even more of a gripe.
Luckily, we won’t have to worry too much about them for Transformers 3. While there were some early reports the Chevy Beat and Chevy Trax the two characters turned into was spotted on the set of the new film, Bay has confirmed on his official forum the following:
The Twins are not back in T3.
Thank you, Mr. Bay. You’ve scored one for the home team.
Of course, the rest of that, particular forum was then filled up with people kissing Bay’s ass telling him the twins weren’t all that bad. Who knows? Bay may, actually, bring them back citing popular demand. The rest of the world can sit back and hope not in the meantime.
But, for now, Skids and Mudflap are being left out. Bay and screenwriter Ehren Kruger will just have to come up with something entirely new to annoy and insult the paying audience. Don’t worry. I’m sure they’re hard at work on it right now.
What other racist sentient machines can Bay use? We hear toasters hate Koreans.