Sorry He’s Not Sorry: Michael Bay Un-Apologizes for ‘Armageddon’
Michael Bay never really seemed to me like the kind of person who would apologize for anything. He does, however, seem like the kind of person who would make a young, aspiring actress degrade herself for a chance to be in one of his movies. As it turns out, my instincts were right, on both fronts.
Yesterday we published a quote the director gave in which he seemed to apologize for Armageddon, in that he directly said, “I will apologize for Armageddon.” Seems simple enough, right? Wrong.
When it got back to Bay that people were interpreting his apology as, well, an apology, Bay took to his official film forum to backpedal.
One press writer has gone too far in reporting false information. He has printed the bare minimum of my statement which in effect have 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. On the red carpet for Pain & Gain some reporters asked me what are you apologizing for, and I said what on earth are you talking about?
What I clearly said to the reporter, is I wish I had more time to edit the film, specifcally the the third act. He 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.
You didn’t know that the number of times a film is played on cable is the standard by which its quality is measured, did you? Enough said is right.