I’m not sure there’s enough space on that stage, or the big screen, for these two egos…
OK, I swear, I think this is going to be my last Transformers themed post.
So I read this morning that Megan Fox did an interview with some magazine where she basically said that Transformers isn’t a movie about acting, and that Michael Bay was focused more on special effects than acting. In fact, here’s a quote:
“But I don’t want to blow smoke up people’s a–. People are well aware that this is not a movie about acting.”
Umm…no shyt. So I’m not sure how to take this whole thing. I could look at it as her making a normal, non-critical statement of the obvious, like “The sky is blue” or something like that. OR, we could look at this as a statement assessing the directing skills of Michael Bay. First off, I don’t think that Megan Fox is dumb enough to bite the hand that made her career. Secondly, if she started making intelligent statements, people would start to look at her as a person, and not as a walking, talking, sweating blow-up doll, and ::poof:: her career would be over.
I just think it’s interesting that she’s acting as if she actually saying something . No, the movie wasn’t about acting. It wasn’t even about Transformers! It’s like I made a porno and prefaced showing it to my friends with “I don’t want to blow smoke up your ass but this movie isn’t about the cinematography.” Um. Duh.
However, I do also have to note the hint of blind over-confidence and misguided egotism in Michael Bay’s response:
“Nick Cage wasn’t a big actor when I cast him, nor was Ben Affleck before I put him in ‘Armageddon.’ Shia LaBeouf wasn’t a big movie star before he did ‘Transformers’ — and then he exploded. Not to mention Will Smith and Martin Lawrence, from ‘Bad Boys’.”
Wait. What? So I’m pretty sure that Ben Affleck was in “Good Will Hunting”, one of the supposedly best flicks of all time before “Armageddon”. And I’m a million percent sure that Will Smith was a rapper before “Bad Boys” and had his own sitcom and that Martin Lawrence had a self-titled hit show in the 90s that rose him to fame. So…maybe I missed something. I mean, I’ll give him Shia, ’cause his biggest role before Transformers was as that kid sidekick in “Constantine”, and I didn’t know that was him til I check IMDB just now. And Nicholas Cage…ok. I mean, “Raising Arizona” wasn’t “The Rock”…so I’ll give him that. But come on! Will Smith? Martin Lawrence? No.
What is wrong with the world? Maybe I’m missing something here. When is “GI Joe” coming out so that I can have some new movie to make fun of?