Well, this hasn’t happened for a while. Shia LaBeouf went through a little phase once before when he was less than complimentary to big blockbuster movies in which he’d featured. Now, in a new interview with Esquire, he’s taken fresh aim at the Transformers movie franchise, in which he starred in the first three movies.
“My hang-up with those films was that they felt irrelevant,” he said. “They felt dated as fuck.”
He added that “you come up on these stories about Easy Rider and Raging Bull and De Niro and Scorsese and Hopper, and you find value in what they do. Meanwhile, you’re chasing energon crystals. It’s very hard to keep doing what you’re doing when you feel like it’s the antithesis of your purpose on this planet.”
Admitting that both Michael Bay and Steven Spielberg did much to help his career, and “I’m not going to pooh-pooh those dude anymore,” LaBeouf nonetheless had another chomp at the hand that once fed him.
Bet you five bucks he doesn’t turn up in Transformers 6…