Depending on how you look at it, the Transformers film franchise is either an epic cartoon saga brought to life, or the longest-running car commercial on the planet. The behind-the-scenes stories from the Transformers franchise show the actors and crew saw the series as something vastly different, compared to the director at the helm. To them, the raging war between the Autobots and Decepticons didn't make for a groundbreaking action movie, it was just a loathsome, pointless, Michael Bay hellscape.
There's no doubt Transforms was an insanely profitable action franchise, the series raked in billions of dollars, and it definitely has a loyal fan base. With all that said, there are things about the Transformers filming process that might make your skin crawl. When Michael Bay wasn't humiliating his actors by aggressively forcing them to show uncomfortable amounts of skin or ditching them in the middle of the desert, he was trashing their careers online and making them hate their life choices.
Shia LaBeouf Was In Constant Fear Of Being Maimed
Megan Fox Claimed Michael Bay Was A Total Dictator On Set
Shia LaBeouf Regrets Wasting His Early Acting Career On A Pointless Franchise
The 'Transformers' Crew Attempted To Publicly Trash Megan Fox's Career
Michael Bay Forced Rosie Huntington-Whiteley To Walk Across The Desert Wearing Only Lingerie And Heels
Hugo Weaving Considered His Work As The Voice Of Megatron To Be Completely "Meaningless"