A few days ago, I reported on the strange situation we Firefly fans must face: in essence, Alan Tudyk joining the so far awful Transformers series. He’s done so much great work up until now, but the first two movies in the Transformers series were bad and then worse, in that order. I questioned if even the great Tudyk would be able to make the “overall awfulness of Megan Fox” seem bearable. Well friends, some new information has brought more light to the situation. You see, Megan Fox is not going to be in the third movie! Hooray!
According to IGN, Michael Bay was the ultimate voice when it came to casting or not casting Fox in the third film. Maybe it was her comments comparing Bay to Hitler. Maybe it was because she stopped washing his car. Maybe he realized she can’t act! No, it’s probably the car thing.
I do have a problem with Megan Fox. There is something about casting a woman with the proportions of an actual Barbie in the role of an attractive but ultimately average teenage girl that pisses me off. By having the hero pine after a girl whose body is so disproportional to 99.999% of 17 year old girls across the world, it teaches young boys (and girls) that only Megan Fox look-a-likes (who dress like she does in the movie) are worth any admiration. I really wish for once a teenage heroine can be played by a size 8 or 10 (which is not plus size, just not stick thin either). There are many of us out there, too, you know!
But you know what? If she could actually act, I wouldn’t be so hard on the girl. But she can’t act. She leans on her looks far too much. Even action movies (which can get away with being more about fun visuals than super serious themes) should have good actors, especially in the starring roles! Look to Zoe Saldana’s performance in Star Trek. A female can be alluring and smart and physically fit without being oversexual!
But not all of this is Fox’s fault. The character is the busty, monotone brainchild of manboy Michael Bay. What she wore and how she acted was no accident. It still bothers me that he has stated his movies are supposed to be for children, but has his heroine bent over a motorcycle in short-shorts. The fact is, while the character might be gone, Bay has suggested there will be a new love interest for the film’s hero. What’s to stop Bay from creating a character just as terrible and oversexed as the first?
Even with the deletion of Megan Fox and the casting of Tudyk (as well as the reported absence of the most racist CGI characters since JarJar), I don’t think this is going to be a good movie. Unless a certain director takes over and writes in a Sam death scene involving Reavers, in which case I’ll be there opening night!