After telling a reporter that he wanted to "apologize for 'Armageddon'" and that he "would redo the entire third act if [he] could," Bay backtracked on those comments, claiming they were taken out of context. In a post on his personal online forum titled "I'm Proud Of Armageddon," Bay put to rest the media's apparent misperception of his words.
"One press writer has gone too far in reporting false information," the post begins. "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 [sic] the the [sic] 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."
Good thing Bay set the record straight. Here we thought the director of "Transformers" and "Bad Boys" was going soft on us. (Though in the future, he might want to avoid using the word "apologize" when he is not, in fact, apologizing.)
[via Shoot for the Edit h/t Vulture]