Moviemaker Michael Bay has blasted a Miami Herald reporter for misrepresenting him in a new article, allegedly putting words into the director's mouth about the disaster film "Armageddon."
The filmmaker was quoted apologizing for the 1998 film he directed, and his apparent comments became big news around the world. But now Bay has taken to his blog to clarify his remarks, saying, "One press writer has gone too far in reporting false information."
The director writes, "He has printed the bare minimum of my statement ... (and) 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. (The reporter) 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."
I LOVE the movie Armageddon. For one thing, the story line was extremely close to what I think we might actually be able to do one day, faced with this situation. Visually, it was an interesting and captivating series of images that could have almost told the story on their own. The scene where, after the danger has passed, the children run around a corner with their toy shuttles and pass a faded billboard of JFK (a lovely homage) makes me mist up every time. The night before the mission departs, Ben and Liv give one of the truest, tenderest scenes of real intimacy I've ever seen - and the only prop they needed was an animal cracker! I've never understood why this movie garnered such nasty comments. Thank you, Michael Bay and Co!