Michael Bay: "I Will Apologize for Armageddon"

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In an interview with the Miami Herald, Michael Bay offered an apology for Armageddon.

While the disaster movie was the highest-grossing film of 1998, it is often regarded as one of the most brazenly blockbustery films in recent memory.

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“I will apologize for Armageddon," he told the interview, "because we had to do the whole movie in 16 weeks. It was a massive undertaking. That was not fair to the movie."

The film's production was rushed in order to compete with the similarly-themed movie, Deep Impact. Bay Blames this, at least partly, for the film's flaws.

"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."

Bay's newest film, Pain and Gain, will premiere April 26.

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You would think he would be more sorry about transformers or every other gay movies he's done

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Armageddon Quotes

A.J.: Have you ever heard of Evel Knievel?
Lev Andropov: No, I never saw Star Wars.

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