Having just yesterday gifted us with a taste of Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon, the alternate history in which robots and automobiles beat humans to the moon, Michael Bay brings us another present today: an acknowledgment that Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen was not totally amazing. Speaking to Collider, Bay said :
"We tried to learn from the second movie. On the second movie we got burned. We had a writers strike, we had to agree on a story in three weeks, and then we knew they were going on strike. It was a fucked scenario all the way around, it wasn’t fair to the writer, it wasn’t fair to me, it wasn’t fair to anybody. It was still an entertaining movie, but I think we failed on certain aspects."
As for how Dark of the Moon will avoid the Revenge of the Fallen mistakes, Bay promised:
"It’s more serious. I got rid of the dorky comedy [Does he mean racist "comedy"?], I mean we’ve got two little characters, that’s it, but the dorkiness is not there. Dork-free Transformers."
Because lifelong fans of robots that transform into cars hate everything dorky. Also, dork is never a way anyone — anyone! — would describe Shia LaBeouf.