TRANSFORMERS 3 Won’t Bring Back The Twins

     May 11, 2010

There was a lot to dislike about Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, but one its largest sins was the racist caricatures of “The Twins”, Skids and Mudflap.  Reminiscent of black-face minstrels, the two spoke in jive and were illiterate.  Transformers 3 has become automatically better than the second film by removing those characters.  On his official message board, Michael Bay said in response to a rumor that the two were returning for the new sequel: “The Twins are not back in T3.”  Is this a sign that the third film will have a degree of restraint?  Or did Bay succumb to the negative press Revenge got for including The Twins?  While I hope it’s a matter of restraint, I’m happy that those characters are gone.  Now let’s hope that they’re not replaced by even more racist and obnoxious robots, in which case I’ll have to retract my statement about the film being “automatically better.”

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