Michael Bay’s movies are big. His explosions are enormous. His robots are gigantic. Now, his runtime for the next “Transformers” movie is also getting bigger.
A little while back, our pal Frosty at Collider had a very revealing interview with the blockbuster director in which he said that the length of his upcoming “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” was over 2 hours as he was editing it in early February. So, when we spoke with him recently, we made sure to get an update.
“It’s four minutes longer than the last one,” explained Bay, saying that the runtime was locked. “So, go figure it out.”
Well, our crack research team here at MTV News has gotten to the bottom of the mystery – and by that, I mean that I walked over to my DVD shelf just now and looked at the back of my copy. It says that the 2007 “Transformers” was 143 minutes, which means that “Revenge of the Fallen” will run…drumroll please…yep, 147 minutes.
That’s a good value for your entertainment dollar, in terms of extra time with Megan Fox’s hotness, Bay’s new robots, and the sleek cars that should make the “Fast and Furious” vehicles look like Richard Farnsworth’s “The Straight Story” tractor.
Nevertheless, Bay said that Hollywood puts too much emphasis these days on the runtime of movies. “I don’t ever talk (to executives) about run times,” he grinned. “Studios always ask, ‘What’s the run time?’ And I’m like ‘If you enjoy the movie, do you care?’”
All 147 minutes of “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” will hit theaters everywhere June 24th.
Are you of the opinion that the more “Transformers” the better? Or is the thought of 147 minutes already making your butt numb?