First Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen director Michael Bay had a dig at Terminator Salvation due to their use of big robots, to which director McG replied “our large robots have nothing to do with the Transformers robots”. Now it seems the rivalry is still alive and well after McG compared the two films in a recent interview.
Terminator Salvation director McG has said that his forthcoming action movie is more realistic than blockbuster rival Transformers.
McG dismissed Michael Bay’s robot movies, claiming that they rely on “breakdancing”, “backspins” and implausible action scenes.
“I think Transformers is a terrific picture, but that’s a picture whose genesis is in a toy. They’re sort of more colourful and optimistic and the pictures are sort of breakdancing and flips and backspins,” he said.
“But ours is a very different, real world. Ours is a world of, ‘This is where we can be ten years from now’. The whole idea for doing this movie was to honour the first three movies… But begin again!”
I hope McG and Bay keep this up until the movies are released. I’m quite enjoying the public rivalry.
Who’s side are you on? Transformer Bay or Terminator McG?