I’ve been very vocal about how much I hated Transformers: Revenge of The Fallen. I think it was a very sloppy movie and director Michael Bay thought that turning the volume way up in terms of the explosions and visual effects would be the winning formula for a good movie. Unfortunately, he also failed to bring the volume up on the storytelling. It was an indulgent mess that was just annoyingly loud and flashy.
The second movie introduced many Transformers characters. I loved Sideswipe but I feel his screen time was extremely limited. In fact, I would’ve much preferred to see him more instead of Mudflap and Skids, who are the most annoying CG characters to appear in a movie since Jar Jar Binks.
Fortunately, the people behind Transformers are heeding the clamor of fans to torpedo those two characters. Reports indicate that the two annoying Autobots won’t be returning for the third Transformers movie. Bay himself revealed the news on Twitter by simply posting a tweet that “the twins are not back in T3.”
Thank God for these little triumphs. Now if they can only give the franchise to another director — preferably a Japanese one.
Director Michael Bay says that Skids and Mudflap, which caused some controversy for Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, will not be back for next summer’s Transformers 3. Bay posted a simple message on his forums stating that “The Twins are not back in T3.”
In related news, actress/comedienne Kym Whitley posted on Twitter yesterday that she’s part of the cast. “Working on Transformers 3 today, a little nervous…always when starting a new project. I have said the Lords prayer 12 times,” she said.
Transformers 3 is scheduled for a July 1, 2011 release.