Originally Posted by Binker
Bay said the following:
While I admire his passion, I still have the response of "Really? Are you really serious?" kind of feeling.
Has anyone brought up or even remembered that Ehren Kruger is writing this, and he wrote Transformers 2 and 3?
Actually, the third film(one he did write himself) was a vast improvement over the second(one he didn't write himself but rather was brought on board late in the writers strike). One gander of admitted detractors such as Harry Knowles and one will be able to see at least some good things worth noting. What's more not having to write around Shia and Fox(with all that baggage) means he can start from fresh and actually have tangible expositional character development.
Added to the fact that Whalberg seems like a much more "grown" action lead than the likes of shia. Along with that race car driver. It's all possible.
Before TF the biggest films of this kind were kinda silly(see pirates or id4 even). In this day and age the biggest films are different(see avengers/tkd/bond).