It’s never a good sign when a filmmaker is burying his movie BEFORE audiences have seen it.
Michael Bay’s “Ambulance” is only weeks away from a stateside release on April 8, 2022. However, Bay is already signaling that he isn’t happy with the final product.
In an interview with the European cinema chain Les Cinémas Pathé Gaumont, Bay expressed dissatisfaction with the digital effects of the film. Bay put over the stunts and the complexity that went into them while stating that the CGI was not up to his standards.
“All those explosions and cars flipping, that’s all real. That’s all live, real, ratchets. It looks very dangerous and it could be very dangerous if you don’t know what the hell you’re doing. Most of it is real stunts. There’s very few blue screen shots on the movie. There’s not a lot of CGI,” Bay says. “Some of the CGI is shit in this movie. There’s a couple shots that I wasn’t happy with, okay? Alright.”
Shazam! director David F. Sandberg posted and later deleted a response to Bay’s criticism which expressed unhappiness with his comments dismissing the work done by visual effects artists in post-production.
Universal will open “Ambulance” in theaters on April 8