Shia LaBeouf Disses 'Transformers 2' (More or Less)

While in Cannes for his next flick (Oliver Stone's Wall Street sequel), the actor says "the heart was gone" in Transformers 2

Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen may have been a massive box-office success -- but as it turns out, star Shia LaBeouf was not a fan. In an interview at the Cannes Film Festival on Thursday, LaBeouf said he "wasn't impressed" with the $200 million film. "There were some really wild stunts in it, but the heart was gone," said the 23-year-old. "We got lost. We tried to get bigger. It's what happens to sequels. It's like, how do you top the first one?"

Many fans know sequels don't usually live up to the first movie -- but LaBeouf places the blame squarely on director Michael Bay. "Mike went so big that it became too big... You lost a bit of the relationships. Unless you have those relationships, then the movie doesn't matter. Then it's just a bunch of robots fighting each other." Transformers 3 starts shooting next week, and the popular young actor hopes it will improve on its predecessor: "It's going to be the craziest action movie ever made, or we failed."

Transformers 2 was reviled by critics, and LaBeouf isn't the first actor to trash the film. Megan Fox, who owes a great deal of her fame to the Transformers films, said of the sequel: "I read the script and I watched the movie and I still didn't know what was happening... if you understand it, you may be a genius." The outspoken beauty also compared director Bay to Hitler (prompting a scathing anonymous response from the Transformers crew). Fox, like LaBeouf, will be back for the third installment -- so we presume she's made peace with working for "Hitler." In the meantime, LaBeouf is promoting Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, as it premieres at Cannes today. That film, opening in the U.S. in September, is a sequel to 1987's Wall Street -- and we hope this one's a sequel LaBeouf actually takes pride in!

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Do you think it's wrong for actors to trash their own films, or do you appreciate their honesty? Chime in below!

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