Watch: Michael Bay recycled scenes from his old movies for “Transformers 3”

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Michael Bay is criticized for a lot of things: being terrible, trying to make Shia LeBeouf happen, being really terrible… But now people are calling him out for plagiarizing himself, using old footage from The Island for action sequences in his most recent Transformers film. I'm all for being thrifty, but didn't Transformers: Dark Side of the Moon have a budget equivalent to the GDP of Azerbaijan?

I'm not going to lie and say I've seen these movies — I haven't, because I'm not a fifteen-year-old boy high on whippets and there are literally millions of better things to do. So perhaps they're unacknowledged masterpieces of storytelling, and this Ctrl+C job is just the tiniest of blemishes on an otherwise unassailable visage. But I doubt it. Kinda sloppy, Michael. Kinda sloppy.