Transformers 3 Mercy Killing: The Twins

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Few geeky big-screen franchises have fallen as quickly as that of Transformers. I remember going to the first chapter and gigling my socks off, waiting with bated breath for the moment when Optimus Prime would make his grand entrance.

Then I saddled up to Transformers 2 - the clanging, cluttered, convoluted sequel that somehow thought we wanted to take this whole intergalactic war seriously. Whatever laughs there were in part one were replaced with labored CG battle scenes that went on. And on. And on.

And then there were the appalling, borderline crude, twins: Skids and Mudflap. Caricatures who spoke in slang, and gave Jar Jar Binks a run for its money in offering a racist flair to a purely CG affair.

Anyway, Michael Bay confirmed over at his official message board that the twins will not be back for the third installment. No word yet on if he’s planning on injecting any fun back into the thing.