“Transformers 4” Will Have More Action, Less Jokes

I’m not a huge fan of the Transformers movies, and I am certainly not a fan of how the producers feel the need to shoe-horn in Sam Witwicky’s love life woes and emotional hang ups in a flick that should be about nothing more than giant robots beating the nuts and bolts out of each other.

A while back we reported that Michael Bay would be returning to direct the fourth installment (which I’m calling Trans4mers, because we all know that that’s going to be the poster title, right?), and the folks at Badass Digest have got an inside scoop on the “tone” of the piece.

“Michael realized it needs to be more like the last hour [of Dark of the Moon],” this source told me. So expect lots of big action, lots of carnage, lots of military badasses, very few silly bits.

This is good news. For every two hours this movie has there’s a good forty five minutes, and it seems Bay agrees with that idea. With the Witwicky family out of the picture, maybe Trans4mers is going to be worth our time after all.

We’ll keep you updated as the story develops.

John Shannon

John Shannon studied Creative Writing at the University of Maine where he also served as a film critic for the Maine Campus Newspaper. He currently resides in the greater Portland area of Southern Maine where he works by day and watches film by night. He can be reached via email at and followed on Twitter @JohnWShannon
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