Steven Spielberg Advised Michael Bay to Stop Making Transformers Films

April 1, 2022

Michael Bay’s Transformers, the first one that brought Peter Cullen as Optimus Prime in a live-action setting, was released in 2007. The film’s story was met with mixed reviews, but its groundbreaking work on visual effects, further empowered by the music score and action, made it a commercial hit, earning $700M+ in worldwide gross. The film’s popularity among young masses, especially in the international market, led to two sequels, Revenge of the Fallen and Dark of the Moon, both gaining lesser and lesser critical reception than the first film. Despite that, the franchise stood tall and made billions; however, at the cost of people belittling Michael Bay for duping the Transformers’ legacy into sloppy plots, incomprehensible continuation, and diminishing significance of the characters. But the director has now revealed that he has his own regrets about continuing the franchise way longer than he should have.

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