Tuesday, January 13, 2009

McG vs Bay Round Two

As I suspected, it didn't take McG long to respond to Michael Bay's remark about the huge Terminator robots that look like Transformers.

In a recent post, Michael Bay Takes Shot at McG, I made reference to a recent post from Bay on his forum stating, “We’ve seen certain movies coming out even try to duplicate Transformer size robots in their ads. Please, come on.” It was obvious that he was referring to the large robot, named Harvester, near the end of the Terminator Salvation trailer.

Word has gotten back to McG but I'm a liitle disappointed with his comeback. The Terminator Salvation director was recently screening some footage from his upcoming flick and made this lame response:

“It bothers me to tell you the truth. Ultimately, our large robots have nothing to do with the "Transformers" robots, " McG replied. "I say with respect, giant robots have been the theme of film for a real long time. So we want to do everything we can to create separation," he continued. "Our film's about T-800s and the Marcus character and the Connor character, and this, that, and the other. So, to have people have a problem with that wouldn't be working for us so we want to make sure there's separation."

I was really looking for a heated exchange between the two directors. Actually a competitive rivalry between them could further fuel the hype for both their anticipated films. I think McG knows he's outta his league.

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