We tried to learn from the second movie. On the second movie we got burned. We had a writers strike, we had to agree on a story in three weeks, and then we knew they were going on strike… It was still an entertaining movie, but I think we failed on certain aspects…. So I’m excited about this movie. It’s more serious. I got rid of the dorky comedy, I mean we’ve got two little characters, that’s it, but the dorkiness is not there. Dork-free Transformers. It’s much more serious.
— Just so you know, Michael Bay thinks the problem with the second “Transformers” movie was the “dorky comedy.” Not the racism (which is what I think he means), not the plotting, not the characterization, not the incomprehensible action sequences, not the bewildering story, not the Robot Heaven and certainly not a belief that explosions and noise outweigh sensible, explicable storytelling. Also, his movie about giant robot aliens disguised as cars will be “dork-free.”