March 7th, 2011
11:43 AM ET
Moviegoers weren't the only ones disappointed with the 2009 "Transformers" sequel. Even the director admits the movie was a dud.
“We made some mistakes,” Michael Bay tells Empire magazine of "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen." “The real fault with ['Transformers 2'] is that it ran into a mystical world. When I look back at it, that was crap."
Bay adds that the robot plot may have been a bit rusty because it was a rush job.
"The writers’ strike was coming hard and fast," he says. "It was just terrible to do a movie where you’ve got to have a story in three weeks.”
Bay has higher hopes for the third film in the series, "Transformers: Dark of the Moon." The sci-fi flick, which stars Shia LaBeouf, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Tyrese Gibson, was shot in 3-D, and Bay expects it to be a blockbuster.
"I think our 3-D works really well with the robots, the size, the girth, the weight of it," he tells Empire of the movie, which arrives in theaters July 1. "It’s spectacular.”
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