Michael Bay: On to the next thing

The director on the future of the "Transformers" franchise

It left off in Chicago, and that is right where it will pick up. "Transformers 4," slated for a June 2014 release, will carry on from the history already in place, but have a new, broader setting to survive in, according to director Michael Bay. Peter Cullen will return as the voice of Optimus Prime, a voice that gave the director "chills" when he first heard it. The movie will not be a ... more >


Decepticon on the rise
Shia LaBeouf and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
Directed by Michael Bay

A funny thing happened on my way to pan Michael Bay’s midsummer mega monster mash "Transformers: Dark Side of the Moon." It turned out that I liked about half of it. Strangely that would not be the gargantuan 3-D final hour of demolished Chicago skyscrapers, impossible Special Forces stunts, flying glass, metal tentacles, and super-powerful interplanetary robots that could think of no better ... more >

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

Here come the autobots. Again.
Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox and Josh Duhamel
Directed by Michael Bay

  I won't judge you solely on the fact that you want to see Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. I'm sure there are good deeds in you past that can somewhat atone for it. But I'm not sure there is any level of sainthood that can fully cleanse yourself from this. The sole innovation of Michael Bay's giant metamorphosing alien robot epic is somehow turning a Gremlin hatchback into a ... more >