For the upcoming Transformers: The Age of Extinction, Michael Bay has aimed for a less "goofy" film than its predecessors. Perhaps a last ditch effort to win back praise from fans of the franchise after many were left upset with the previous film's plot issues. In an interview with Yahoo, Bay has also revealed his supposed intentions for the first Transformers to be "less cool":
I wanted the first Transformers to be very suburban and less cool, this is a much more cinematic one. I focused on keeping this one slick. There won’t be any goofiness in this one. We went a bit too goofy [on the last one]. It feels like a new chapter, this movie, but it’s not a reboot. This movie lives in the history of the 'Transformers' movies, and this one starts three years after the last. It feels fresh.
I'm not sure what to think when a director actually admits he wanted his film to be "less cool", but I sincerely hope 's confidence in Transformers: Age of Extinction translates into something entertaining, and can redeem the franchise. While his current formula of less goofy, more slick won't split the atom, it is certainly a welcome change. That and the Dinobots.
So what do you think? Can we trust Michael Bay? Is Transformers 4 the light at the end of the tunnel we've all been waiting for? Let us know!