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    One press writer has gone too far in reporting false information. He has printed the bare minimum of my statement which in effect have twisted my words and meaning. I'm not in the slightest going to apologize for the third movie in my movie career, a film called Armageddon. On the red carpet for Pain & Gain some reporters asked me what are you apologizing for, and I said what on earth are you talking about?


    What I clearly said to the reporter, is I wish I had more time to edit the film, specifcally the the third act. He asked me in effect what would you change if you could in your movies if you could go back. I said, I wish we had a few more weeks in the edit room on Armageddon. And still today Armageddon, is still one of the most shown movies on cable TV. And yes, I'm proud of the movie. Enough said.

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    Yep. We too!

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    Good. Some of my favorite Bay moments come from that movie.

    On a side note; pleasure listening to you speak last night at the Pain & Gain premiere.

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    And he strikes again!

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    Thanks for clearing that up Michael please do not listen to the haters & reviewers your one of the best directors working today & as far as sci-fi action goes the very best there has ever been no-one else comes close so please do what you do naturally but give us another incredible Armageddon like experience before you retire that makes Armageddon seem like My Dinner With Andre

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    Michael, I think it's time to go Terrence Malick on their asses. No interviews, no nothing. Your movies speak for themselves. And your name alone is enough to attract huge audiences. Very, very few directors have that kind of power.
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    Quote Originally Posted by michaelbay View Post
    One press writer has gone too far in reporting false information. He has printed the bare minimum of my statement which in effect have twisted my words and meaning. I'm not in the slightest going to apologize for the third movie in my movie career, a film called Armageddon. On the red carpet for Pain & Gain some reporters asked me what are you apologizing for, and I said what on earth are you talking about?


    What I clearly said to the reporter, is I wish I had more time to edit the film, specifcally the the third act. He asked me in effect what would you change if you could in your movies if you could go back. I said, I wish we had a few more weeks in the edit room on Armageddon. And still today Armageddon, is still one of the most shown movies on cable TV. And yes, I'm proud of the movie. Enough said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by michaelbay View Post
    One press writer has gone too far in reporting false information. He has printed the bare minimum of my statement which in effect have twisted my words and meaning. I'm not in the slightest going to apologize for the third movie in my movie career, a film called Armageddon. On the red carpet for Pain & Gain some reporters asked me what are you apologizing for, and I said what on earth are you talking about?


    What I clearly said to the reporter, is I wish I had more time to edit the film, specifcally the the third act. He asked me in effect what would you change if you could in your movies if you could go back. I said, I wish we had a few more weeks in the edit room on Armageddon. And still today Armageddon, is still one of the most shown movies on cable TV. And yes, I'm proud of the movie. Enough said.

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    Damn skippy...


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    Thanks, Michael.

    Perhaps someone needs to let KTLA's Sam Rubin know this as well, given how much glee he showed at your supposedly being "embarrassed" by Armageddon.

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    The only two things that seem awkward about Armageddon to me is how the AJ/Grace romance is an afterthought and how Billy Bob Thorton's screentime is limited. But both of those things have been acknowledged as a result of a last minute rewrite in light of Titanic's success with teens.

    And yeah, I guess if you want to nitpick, it doesn't make sense that the crew would leave Harry alone to set off the bomb himself, with so much at stake and so little time. They would have all stayed to make sure the bomb was detonated. However, I get that dramatically it makes sense for him to be a lone, sacrificial hero.

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    I hope you are proud of Armageddon. It's one of the best ~walk out of the theatre feeling ten feet tall~ movies ever. I will never get tired of watching this serious and proud thrill ride.
    Proudest moment of my life: PETER CULLEN tells me I am *HIS* hero, and the *REAL* Optimus Prime, in front of my son Sean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by michaelbay View Post
    One press writer has gone too far in reporting false information. He has printed the bare minimum of my statement which in effect have twisted my words and meaning. I'm not in the slightest going to apologize for the third movie in my movie career, a film called Armageddon. On the red carpet for Pain & Gain some reporters asked me what are you apologizing for, and I said what on earth are you talking about?


    What I clearly said to the reporter, is I wish I had more time to edit the film, specifcally the the third act. He asked me in effect what would you change if you could in your movies if you could go back. I said, I wish we had a few more weeks in the edit room on Armageddon. And still today Armageddon, is still one of the most shown movies on cable TV. And yes, I'm proud of the movie. Enough said.

    Michael
    I LOVED Armeggadon. Just watched it on TV last night. It's got everything a good thriller flick needs. Action, explosions. and also a touch of angst. I seriously don't know what kind of drugs your critics are on, Bay, but they seriously need a reality check. I mean, if something like the events in the movie were to happen, this would be what reality would be like! Your films are gritty and realistic, and that's what I love about them.
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    You should be proud of it Michael, it was more than an awesome movie!
    It was BADASS and still is!

    The only thing i would adjust is the sound.. this bothered me a little in the theater when watching as well.. the scene where the car falls down somewhere in the beginning.. where astroids hit NY, someone in the sound departement has put up the volume a little bit to high with that scene and you could almost hear the speakers cracking, you can still experience that with the BD release.. which isn't bad cause you know when your speakers get blown up, you just know it was a Michael Bay movie haha ;D but seriously.. i like to keep My speakers in tact.. it's expensive.. cheap for such great speakers.. (Logitech Z-5500.. time for a tune-up btw.. i got 2 of them damn you Frenchies! ) but still.. if you can put that volume a tad lower, would be much appreciated
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