Earlier this week we saw that filming on Transformers 3 is well underway. Shia LaBeouf is currently at the Cannes Film Festival for the premiere of Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, however he will be heading to set next week to begin work on the next installment.
While at Cannes LaBeouf spoke about the film, and said that it will improve on the second outing as it restores the human element that got lost in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.
From The Associated Press:
“When I saw the second movie, I wasn’t impressed with what we did,” LaBeouf said in an interview Thursday at the Cannes Film Festival. “There were some really wild stunts in it, but the heart was gone.”
On the second movie, “we got lost. We tried to get bigger. It’s what happens to sequels. It’s like, how do you top the first one? You’ve got to go bigger,” LaBeouf said. “Mike went so big that it became too big, and I think you lost the anchor of the movie. … You lost a bit of the relationships. Unless you have those relationships, then the movie doesn’t matter. Then it’s just a bunch of robots fighting each other.”
With “Transformers 3,” the toll of the robot war will be grave for our planet, LaBeouf said. “There’s going to be a lot of death, human death. This time, they’re targeting humans,” LaBeouf said. “It’s going to be the craziest action movie ever made, or we failed.”
So while it will get back in touch with the human element it will still be one crazy explosion-fest. I’m not sure how it can be both, but they can give it a go.
There are probably Transformers fans out there who would rather just get rid of the ‘human element’ entirely so that more focus can be given to the robots, and I’d probably agree with them. Instead of showing the audience the robots and their personalities we get five minutes of screentime dedicated to Shia LaBeouf’s mother getting high on marijuana. At least the fact that robots will be going after humans is encouraging. Less humans, more robots.