Shia LaBeouf Talks Smack on Transformers and Indiana Jones

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Shia LaBeouf must have had an epiphany making the Wall Street sequel.  In the past week, LaBeouf has been talking trash on his two cash cow franchises: Transformers and Indiana Jones.  It seemed like he saw the crapiness in Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen that we all suffered through and said:

From AP:

“When I saw the second movie, I wasn’t impressed with what we did.  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.  Mike (Bay, who directed) 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.”

I totally agree with LaBeouf, the sequel lacked the emotional impact the original Transformers had.  LaBeouf is currently shooting Transformers 3 with director Michael Bay, I wonder if there’s tension on the set.  Bay is also known as a very vocal director and short tempered on the set.

If that wasn’t enough, LaBeouf is also admitting ‘Indiana Jones 4’ was garbage.  At Cannes, he made the following comment:

From LA Times:

“I feel like I dropped the ball on the legacy that people loved and cherished.  You get to monkey-swinging and things like that and you can blame it on the writer and you can blame it on Steven [Spielberg, who directed]. But the actor’s job is to make it come alive and make it work, and I couldn’t do it. So that’s my fault. Simple.”

“I think the audience is pretty intelligent. I think they know what you’ve made … . And I think if you don’t acknowledge it, then why do they trust you the next time you’re promoting a movie. “We [Harrison Ford and LaBeouf] had major discussions. He wasn’t happy with it either. Look, the movie could have been updated. There was a reason it wasn’t universally accepted.”

Damn straight, Shia!  Tell Spielberg and Lucas how the fans really felt about the movie.  Maybe these filmmakers will take their time again making movies instead of relying on crappy CGI.  All I gotta say is that LaBeouf has brass balls.  Spielberg is also the producer of the Transformers franchise and pushed for him to get the lead.  We’ll see if LaBeouf’s Wall Street sequel will be better than his previous sequels when it comes out September 24, 2010.

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