A recent report indicated that the Stanley Kubrick of the 21st century, Michael Bay, had issued an apology for having given the world Armageddon. Bay has since taken to the Internet to correct this report and state, for the record, that he's not at all sorry about the 1998 film.
One press writer has gone too far in reporting false information. 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 the the 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. Michael
Truthfully, Michael Bay shouldn't apologize for Armageddon. As cheesey as the movie may feel, it's a wonderfully generic save-the-human-race action flick and features what is undoubtedly the most artistic use of an Aerosmith song in the history of modern cinema. But, while we're on the subject of Michael Bay saying he's sorry, he should issue a blanket apology for everything pertaining to Pearl Harbor, Transformers 2, Transformers 3, and (why the hell not?) the original Transformers, while he's at it.
Also, a pre-emptive statement apologizing for the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles disaster (and Bad Boys III and Transformers 4) would probably go a long way. Thanks in advance. [h/t Vulture]