My compliments to La Beouf

Monday May 17th 2010

As endearing as it was when Matthew Goode started being brutally honest about his career choices (bad news for Leap Year), he didn’t really have that many sins to atone for. When Shia LaBeouf starts owning up to past crimes on the other hand, it’s going to be a long interview.

The Beoufmachine has been going confession crazy at Cannes this week, opening up to any journalist who’ll listen. First, he tore apart the second Transformers movie, telling AP:

“When I saw the second movie, I wasn’t impressed with what we did. There were some really wild stunts in it, but the heart was gone. We got lost. We tried to get bigger. It’s what happens to sequels. It’s like, how do you top the first one? You’ve got to go bigger.

“Mike went so big that it became too big, and I think you lost the anchor of the movie: you lost the relationships. Unless you have those relationships, then the movie doesn’t matter. It’s just a bunch of robots fighting each other.”

Yeeeeeeeaaaahhh bwoi, Bay just got served.

But Shia’s not done yet. In an interview with the Los Angeles Times only two days later he started ragging on Spielberg Himself for Indiana Jones & the Kingdom of Shiny Crystals:

“I think [the audience] know when you’ve made slop. And I think if you don’t acknowledge it, then why do they trust you the next time you’re promoting a movie?

“I’ll probably get a call [from Spielberg] but he needs to hear this. I love him. I love Steven… but when you drop the ball you drop the ball.”

Great, that just leaves Dumb and Dumberer, Charlie’s Angels 2, Holes, I, Robot, Constantine, Disturbia, Transformers, Surf’s Up and Eagle Eye left to apologise for.