Michael Bay may be one of the hottest directors in the industry right now, a distinction that he’s held for many years, but many see the work he puts together as little more than high-value versions of the typical Hollywood mediocrity. Whether you’re a Bay fan or otherwise, there’s probably something he’s done that you paid for and now wish you had your money (and brain cells) back. Bay appears to be acknowledging this at least a bit, as he’s come forward to make an official apology. It’s not for the Transformers franchise, however, nor is it for the upcoming TMNT reboot. Instead, he’s saying sorry for an oldie that most people enjoyed – the 1998 meteor disaster flick Armageddon.
To put it in Bay’s own words:
I will apologize for Armageddon, because we had to do the whole movie in 16 weeks. It was a massive undertaking. That was not fair to the movie. I would redo the entire third act if I could. But the studio literally took the movie away from us. It was terrible. My visual effects supervisor had a nervous breakdown, so I had to be in charge of that. I called James Cameron and asked ‘What do you do when you’re doing all the effects yourself?’ But the movie did fine.
Now, if we could only get Bay to apologize for entering the field of filmmaking in general…
Thanks to CinemaBlend for the heads-up.