Apparently Michael Bay is in the business of apologizing for great films now.
In an interview with The Miami Herald, the director not only discussed how his greatest film, the action film masterwork Armageddon was taken away from him by the studio, but that he feels as though he should apologize for the film. “I would redo the entire third act if I could,” the director stated, and that “my visual effects supervisor had a nervous breakdown, so I had to be in charge of that.”
Personally, while all of this love for the film may feel like posturing on my part, I firmly believe that the film is as great a modern American action film as we’ve seen. The third act, in particular, is potent bit of completely manipulative melodrama that works all the time, every time. The effects admittedly feel and look dated, but the set pieces, one liners and photography are all Bay’s best. And not only does it have Ben Affleck jumping a vehicle across an asteroid chasm, but it has arguably the most Michael Bay moment ever, in the form of Bruce Willis hitting golf balls at environmentalists. It’s pure Michael Bay. Like the purest form of human growth hormone shot directly into your eye balls. In other words, it’s utterly brilliant.
Source Miami Herald