Quick! Name a silly “popcorn” blockbuster action movie! Did you all say Armageddon? I bet you did.
Well, Michael Bay agrees with you. The director stated in an interview published yesterday, “I will apologize for Armageddon.” Whoa!
So why exactly does Michael Bay apologize for Armageddon? “I would redo the entire third act if I could,” he said.
“But the studio literally took the movie away from us. It was terrible. My visual effects supervisor had a nervous breakdown, so I had to be in charge of that.”
The film’s production schedule was incredibly rushed, so that the studio could release it in competition with the similarly-themed Deep Impact.
“We had to do the whole movie in 16 weeks. It was a massive undertaking. That was not fair to the movie.”