Yesterday, via an article from from the Miami Herald, the proverbial bomb was dropped that Michael Bay was apologetic for the arguably appalling Armageddon (alliteration!) Well as it turns out he was taken out of context and apologizing is for pussies. Bay took to his official websites official forum to make an official statement. Officially:
One press writer has gone too far in reporting false information. He has printed the bare minimum of my statement which in effect have twisted my words and meaning. I’m not in the slightest going to apologize for the third movie in my movie career, a film called Armageddon. On the red carpet for Pain & Gain some reporters asked me what are you apologizing for, and I said what on earth are you talking about?
What I clearly said to the reporter, is I wish I had more time to edit the film, specifcally the the third act. He asked me in effect what would you change if you could in your movies if you could go back. I said, I wish we had a few more weeks in the edit room on Armageddon. And still today Armageddon, is still one of the most shown movies on cable TV. And yes, I’m proud of the movie. Enough said.
So it was the editing after all? Shame on you Miami Herald reporter who’s name I am to lazy to check the backlink for. Shame for your taking of an obvious link-bait quote like that and letting it run like wildfire across the internet, boosting traffic for yourself and nerd blogs everywhere. Shame.
Now go wash Michael Bay’s Ferrari.