Skids and Mudflap, the two jive talking robots in Transformers Revenge of The Fallen, had fans calling out racism. The buck teeth, small heads, big ears and illiteracy sure as shit justified the accusation. In the time since ROTF, Michael Bay has become well aware of the cultural hatred of these two insensitive robots. He’s insisted that the two would not appear Dark of the Moon – the 3rd and final installment. Apparently, someone called shenanigans (two robot brothers were mentioned in AICN review of DOTM) and Michael Bay retorted with a bounty offer to prove other wise.
On his own website, ShootForTheEdit, Michael Bay said,
After the internet posting of a nice review by someone who saw Transformers: Dark of the Moon, the writer had not been clear on one thing. He misstated that the Twins are in the film. They are not. So I am offering a $25,000 REWARD to anyone who can find them performing in Transformers 3, on July 1, when the movie opens.
So there, the gauntlet has been thrown. *sigh* we spent the whole last film trying NOT to find them.
I do commend Bay, this has to be one of the more brilliant marketing strategies ever. He’ll get a lot of dumb fucks in the theater looking for a cracker jack prize that doesn’t exist.