But after a few months of people telling me how great the Transformers movie was and crediting Michael Bay for making it good, I get a sense of enormous satisfaction from an interview that's just appeared with ILM's CGI artist Cameron Folds.
"Originally, the whole "Boy and his Car" premise was quite literal. Don Murphy's message board for the fans during pre-production may have saved this movie. It was literally going to be Sam and Mikaela as a War of the Worlds scenario unfolded all around them. The occasional legs and whatnot shown. We were lucky to get the characterization we did get.
This is because that was the only way Michael Bay could stomach the concept."
Makes the couple of years I spent with Don and the other guys on the boards desperately trying to get Speilberg and Bay to understand that what makes Transformers interesting is Transformers worthwhile.