Mistakes were made.

If you believe critics, that should have been the tagline to last year's international blockbuster 'Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen,' which raked in over $836 million worldwide despite being widely derided by pundits. Now Michael Bay is vowing to fix those mistakes in the upcoming 'Transformers 3,' beginning with the latest Hollywood cure-all: 3D.

In an interview with USA Today, both Bay and producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura acknowledged the shortcomings of 'Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen' while assuring fans that steps will be taken to improve the next edition, which is due in theaters next year. And its no surprise that 3D will be a big part of that plan, considering the huge box office boosts similarly effects-heavy films like 'Avatar' and 'Alice in Wonderland' have received from the 3D premium tacked on to the ticket price.



Mistakes were made.

If you believe critics, that should have been the tagline to last year's international blockbuster 'Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen,' which raked in over $836 million worldwide despite being widely derided by pundits. Now Michael Bay is vowing to fix those mistakes in the upcoming 'Transformers 3,' beginning with the latest Hollywood cure-all: 3-D.

In an interview with USA Today, both Bay and producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura acknowledged the shortcomings of 'Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen' while assuring fans that steps will be taken to improve the next edition, which is due in theaters next year. And its no surprise that 3-D will be a big part of that plan, considering the huge box office boosts similarly effects-heavy films like 'Avatar' and 'Alice in Wonderland' have received from the 3-D premium tacked on to the ticket price.

Making the shift shouldn't be too hard considering much of the action in 'Transformers' is rendered in 3-D during the CGI process to begin with. More difficult may be convincing skeptical fans that 'Transformers 3' won't just be more of the same heavy metal bombast. Bay and Di Bonaventura are ready for the challenge.

"We tried to do too many things in the second movie, which didn't give enough time in any one of them," Di Bonaventura said. "We were constantly jumping to the next piece of information, the next place."

"I'll take some of the criticism," Bay added. ""It was very hard to put (the sequel) together that quickly after the writers' strike (of 2007-08)."

So what changes can fans expect to see beyond 3-D? The biggest change, of course, will be the departure of Megan Fox, who has been replaced by Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, but filmgoers can also expect a more serious tone as Bay focuses on the action rather than the slapstick. The upshot? Those irritating street jive robot twins will be nowhere in sight.

Now there's a change we can all get behind.
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