MTV caught up with Shia LaBeouf after the Movie Awards last weekend to ask about the upcoming Transformers: Dark of the Moon.
The actor gave some genuine seeming praise for the film, saying that he feels it’s the best of the three Transformers films, owing to its more developed story compared to the first one, and its limited scope compared to the second one, which he admits was a little hard to follow.
“This is the best movie we’ve made, I’m serious,” he said. “It’s not a joke. I’m dead honest, man. I get myself in trouble all the time, but this is our best installment. It’s our best movie… It’s the best action, in terms of the geography. In the second one, you get confused as to who’s fighting who and where you are, because it’s such a big landscape. This one is Black Hawk Down-ish. It’s one location, and the geography is simple to understand.”
He went on to explain how much effort was put into the effects department, and even pur some words in the mouth of Effects virtuoso James Cameron: “James Cameron has seen the movie; he said it’s the best 3-D since Avatar, so there’s all that.”
Then the interviewer asked him about his plans to return to the franchise. LeBeouf claimed a lack of interest.
“I’m not coming back to do another one. I don’t think Mike will either.” he said, meaning Transformers director Michael Bay. “It still is a hot property, I think, especially coming out of the third one. So I imagine they’ll reboot it at some point with someone else.”
Let’s all just hope that LeBeouf is wrong about the reboot. I wouldn’t mind another couple of films, but unless they wait about twenty years, I really don’t want to see the origin story again.
Transformers: Dark of the Moon is the final film in the Transformers Trilogy. It hits theaters on June 29 , 2011.