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Michael Bay apologises for Armageddon

Armageddon

Story by Jack Foley

MICHAEL Bay has apologised for Armageddon.

Released in 1998, the disaster movie starred Bruce Willis, Ben Affleck and Liv Tyler as a team of oil workers called upon to save the world from a giant meteor.

It was largely panned by critics despite going on to become a massive world-wide box office success, grossing $553 million (£363m).

In an interview with the Miami Herald while promoting his new movie Pain & Gain, Bay said: “I will apologise for Armageddon because we had to do the whole movie in 16 weeks. It was a massive undertaking. That was not fair to the movie. I would redo the entire third act if I could.

“But the studio literally took the movie away from us. It was terrible. My visual effects supervisor had a nervous breakdown, so I had to be in charge of that. I called James Cameron and asked ‘What do you do when you’re doing all the effects yourself?’ But the movie did fine.”

Pain & Gain stars Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson as a pair of Miami-based bodybuilders who find themselves caught up in a kidnapping and extortion plot. It is based on a true story and finds Bay taking time off from his Transformers franchise to concentrate on something smaller.

Read the full interview

UPDATE: Michael Bay denies Armageddon apology

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