Wow! This Automatically Makes The Next Transformers Movie Better!
Oh, lord, I hated Transformers 2. If you want my thoughts on it, here's mine, and here's Mornblade's opinion (I'm listing mine first because, primo, I saw the movie and reviewed it before he did, and secundo, this is my blog, motherfucker). While there was much to hate, one of the worst things was "the twins," a pair of Autobots named Skids and Mudflap who were all hip and street and urban, yo. I really hate how modern movies depict black people as unable to string together more than three words without streeting things up (the remake of The Fog is a particularly egregious example of this). The constant stupid behavior, the lingo, can someone explain to me why a robot has a gold tooth?, and other things made me grind my teeth when they appeared on screen.
Director Michael Bay defended the characters. "We're just putting more personality in. I don't know if it's stereotypes -- they are robots, by the way. These are the voice actors. This is kind of the direction they were taking the characters and we went with it."
Well, a question popped up on the Michael Bay fan message boards (yes, I said "Michael Bay fan". I know. I was shocked, too). And Bay has confirmed that these two dipshits won't be in the third Transformers movie coming out this summer.
Never thought I'd see the day I'd have glowing praise for Michael Bay, but there you go.