For his fourth Transformers movie, the king of summer blockbusters hit the reset button
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June 27 Michael Bay didn’t want to make a fourth Transformers movie. In fact, the 50-year-old director didn’t even want to make a second Transformers movie. Sure, the franchise about fighting robot vehicles from outer space has made billions of dollars and routinely topped the summer box office, but the films are exhausting productions that require close to 4,000 people to complete, and Bay, surprisingly, isn’t the biggest fan of Hollywood’s obsession with supersize sequels. “I’m as perplexed as everybody,” he says. “It seems like that’s all studios want to do nowadays, which is kind of sad in its own right.”
But it’s hard to turn down a series that is blowing the minds of action-figure-loving children around the world.