I’m glad Michael Bay was forced to continue his downhill spiral of Transfomers films because it keeps him away from projects that people actually give a shit about. The fans (and I use that term loosely) had finally managed to open Bay’s eyes about his upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles project, changing his concept from alien turtles back to ooze-created mutant turtles. This is, of course, a great sign, but we must also remember that it is Michael Bay and whether alien or mutant, there’s a good chance the film is a clusterfuck anyway.
In this fourth–and hopefully final–installment in the Transformers franchise will feature actors Mark Wahlberg and Stanley Tucci taking lead roles, leaving behind the Shia Labeouf and Megan Fox days of old. And now we’re getting the news of the big bad villain!
That’s right! Kelsey Fucking Grammer, whom I have no doubt can play a convincing bad guy. I mean, even real Kelsey Grammer freaks me out–let alone him portraying Harold Attinger, a counterintelligence agent who presumably decides to take on giant transforming robots.
The real question at this point is: Who cares anymore? Really. No matter what you thought of the Transformers franchise as a whole, surely it’s lost its appeal from the first time you saw that larger-than-life trailer for the first installment. It just goes to show that not everything you loved from your childhood should see the light of day again.
I don’t think I’ll ever understand any decision Michael Bay makes. But in most ways, I think I’m better for it.