Steven Spielberg Tells Michael Bay ‘Transformers 2’ is ‘Awesome’

Steven Spielberg sat next to me in a big 100 person theater at Sony today. There were 98 empty seats. The lights came up after we just watched my cut of Revenge of the Fallen. He turned to me and said “It’s awesome”. He felt this movie was better then the first – and probably my best, who knows – at this point in a movie you start to lose your objectivity. I just hope the fans like it. I’m going to start putting it in front of audiences in a few weeks – no you are not invited, yet.

We have 60 days left. Let me tell you it will be a race to finish. It’s 12 at night and we are still working here in the edit room. Everyone at ILM and DD are killing themselves right now, they are doing a stellar job on the effects. We also just finished our trailer which is coming out with Wolverine. Talk to you soon.

Not to beat a dead horse, but to make a movie better than the first Transformers shouldn’t be too hard. However, despite Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, I still think Spielberg knows what he is doing. So if he’s giving it the thumbs up that is saying something, and I have a hard time believing Bay would fabricate something like this.

On top of this news, and the trailer news I am sure you noticed in the above quote, Bay also revealed to MTV the final runtime of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen will be “four minutes longer than the last one” putting it at approximately 147 minutes.

Even though I didn’t like the first Transformers all that much I continue to hold out hope Bay has something better for me the next time around, especially considering I am going to be sitting on my ass watching CG robots battle for damn near two-and-a-half hours. Yeesh!


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