Thank God for Erik Davis of Cinematical; I would never have seen this without him bringing it to my attention.

The press flogging of Terminator Salvation has begun and McG, the director of the fourth installment of the franchise (which finally takes us out of the ‘robots chasing John Connor/his mom in modern Los Angeles thing in favor of post-apocalyptic adventure), talked with Men.Style.Com (when did metrosexuals become the target demo for T4?) and he said some… interesting things. Here’s the quote:

“Michael Bay has a big cock,” he says. “But I’d like to believe
mine is bigger.” McG smiles. “If he’s up for it, we can both reveal
ourselves on the
Spartacus steps at Universal and put the question to rest.”

Of course T4 and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen are both robot movies opening this summer, and thus the rivalry.


“It’s this big.”


There are two things I like about that quote:

1) McG has offered to meet on neutral ground – Terminator is a Warner Bros film while Transformers is Paramount. Universal is like Switzerland in the Summer 2009 Robot Wars.

2) I love that he’s trying to start a feud with Bay. And there are two subreasons for that:

a) feuds are fucking awesome, and nobody does them anymore. Everybody is too worried about working with other people in the future, and so we’re robbed of really terrific sparring
b) Bay is probably the only guy in the movie industry (who hasn’t appeared in Jackass) who could possibly not only take McG up on his feud but also literally on his dick measuring contest. I just hope I get the invite to that event.

I hope dick comparisons is McG’s go-to schtick this press tour, since the whole thing where he explains his nickname and from whence it came? Really, really old already.