The verdict is in: 11-year-old boys prefer Megan Fox in short shorts battling shape-shifting alien robots to Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.
It’s been more than a week since the release of Transformers: Dark of the Moon, and while a smash, it’s still way behind Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. The gorgeous wife of Brian Austin Green, nevertheless, didn’t help her cause by calling her director, Michael Bay, a “Nazi.”
The current movie has earned about $40 million less than the previous installment of the popular franchise during the same time period, according to wwtdd.com.
The Victoria’s Secret babe Huntington-Whiteley has never acted before, so she makes her brunette predecessor look like Cate Blanchett in comparison.
Laying all the blame on Huntington-Whiteley may be unfair, and Shia LaBeouf’s embarrassing actions while promoting Dark of the Moon didn’t help, but the film would have performed better with Fox in the role of Mikaela Banes.
Bay may be a dictator on the set, but his only choice was to replace Fox once Steven Spielberg said she had to go.
Even in Australia, the new Transformers is lagging. While it’s posted the tenth largest opening ever “down under,” Revenge of the Fallen remains fourth on the list.