Hong Kong Incident

Hi, it’s Michael.

Yes, the story is being passed around is not all true! Yes, some drugged up guys were being belligerent asses to my crew for hours in the morning of our first shoot day in Hong Kong. One guy rolled metal carts into some of my actors trying to shake us down for thousands of dollars to not play his loud music or hit us with bricks.

Every vendor where we shot got paid a fair price for our inconvenience, but he wanted four times that amount. I personally told this man and his friends to forget it we were not going to let him extort us. He didn’t like that answer. So an hour later he came by my crew as we were shooting, carrying a long air conditioner unit. He walked right up to me and tried to smack my face, but I ducked threw the air unit on the floor and pushed him away. That’s when the security jumped on him. But it took seven big guys to subdue him. It was like a Zombie in Brad Pitt’s movie World War Z—he lifted seven guys up and tried to bite them. He actually bit into one of the guards Nike shoe, insane. Thank god it was an Air Max, the bubble popped, but the toe was saved.

Then it took fifteen Hong Kong cops in riot gear to deal with these punks. In all, four guys were arrested for assaulting the officers.

After that, we had a great day shooting here in Hong Kong. The place couldn’t be better.

  • Dean Dunwoodie

    such a stupid person lmao

  • Oliver Thompson

    Wow what stupid situation! What a bunch of desperate crooks. As a filmmaker in Hong Kong I am sorry you had to deal with such idiotic behavior. Hope you got the shots you needed and please don’t think everyone in Hong Kong likes munching on Nike sport shoes! Michael you told that story really well, you made me laugh so much… Guess that’s why you earn the big bucks! Have a great shoot! Best wishes!

  • Olivier Okito

    I’m Glad you’re ok.. And I can’t wait to see this movie!!

    Lool.. World War Z!!

  • Lumka Nofemele

    I love this response. Only Michael Bay…..

  • James Yen

    Hi MIchael, shocked but glad to hear that you’re okay! As a citizen of Hong Kong, for something like this to happen is embarrassing, but I am glad to hear that this has not affected your impression of Hong Kong. Most of us here are very excited and welcome you filming here. Glad that shooting for the rest of the day (and hopefully for the rest of your time here) went well.

    • John

      LOL. Rock on Hong Kong.

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  • Johann Merouac

    Did you just slip product placement into your own speech?

    • RIZOO

      yes he did, no wonder…

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  • Gina Dykas

    It’s a sign!!!, you should make an awesome Zombie Movie, one without Brad Pit though….

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  • Junis milori

    Lol i hope mr bay is okay

    • Jason Chau

      Of course Mr Bay is okay….as otherwise he will not stay!
      ….comprende?

  • Junis milori

    World war z haha

  • Jason Chau

    Hi Michael,

    First of all welcome to Hong Kong! : )

    I share the sentiment with James below…..as citizens (and a major TF fan – I
    have been collecting since ’84) we’re all very happy and excited to have you
    filming here in Hong Kong (and China) and hope you will have a great time here.
    Most importantly we are very happy (and glad) that you and most of your crew
    came to no harm in this incident today. It really is atrocious behaviour shown
    by the people you had met earlier (they were just a brainless bunch of morons).
    Please do not let them affect you in any way as they’re just not worth it.

    About Hong Kong, apart from the main parts of the city with things like a wide
    variety of cuisines, there are also many places to explore in Hong Kong,
    especially at nighttime, on the external islands like Discovery Bay, Lamma
    Island, Cheung Chau and in the northern suburbs with very beautiful scenery and
    fresh air. If you got the time it’s worth a look…

    Anyways am looking forward to the finished film – I have seen them all and think
    they’re great, so can’t wait for the next one. Wish you the best of luck!

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  • Junis milori

    Again big fan of your TF movies especially tf3

  • Junis milori

    Can’t wait for AGE OF EXTINCTION and i am from Albania

  • Junis milori

    World war z was okay even with Pit

  • Junis milori

    What if it was a zombie

  • Junis milori

    Yes

  • Junis milori

    Yea

  • Junis milori

    And I hope mrs bay will make optimus better then the toy version with the windshields on his chest

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  • William Lam

    Sorry to hear of the unpleasant incident.
    Way to direct those guys out of the film.
    Hong Kong is a swell place overall.
    Appreciate the opportunity here in Chicago. It was a blast.
    Best to Maryellen and casting staff.

  • Dale

    Come back to Detroit! We might be broke, but we won’t hit you with an A/C unit!

    • Derelictus

      Yeah, you’ll just shoot him…Hong Kong is still a safer bet, sorry

      • reese

        Yeah, though in Detroit, we let him blow up whatever he wanted in T3! Not bite people. Geesh!

      • Dale

        Least we know what weapon to use here. And Him and the crew filmed here for 2 months this summer without an incidence reported.

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  • ThatsSoReagan

    The only proper way to settle this is a Kumitei.

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  • BillK

    SO glad you’re OK!! I can’t believe KTLA is still running the fake story. :(

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  • Joseph Cams

    Welcome to hongkong…

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  • Patrick

    I just heard this on the news here in Indiana at 7:30pm today. I am shocked that some psycho would try and do that, and while you were filming too. I’m just glad you and the crew are okay. Maybe you should carry a tazer on you or a knife from now on when you’re filming. I don’t go anywhere around where I live without at least a swiss army knife. There’s a lot of crazy people out there this day in age. Anyways good luck with the rest of filming “Transformers: Age of Extinction”. Can’t wait to see it next year.

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  • reese

    Bad Boys! Bay Rocks! Happy you don’t put up with the extortion or drama of others and your crew is safe. Keep the faith and keep shooting!

  • David Aguilar

    die dude… or just stop making movies.

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  • EvayAzeblay

    Where in HK is the filming? As a huge TF fan over here on holidays, I’d love to see it. I’ll be sure to wear Air Max to help curb the violence.

    • BFA

      Quarry Bay on HK side

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  • The Guy in the Rated R movie

    Pics or it didn’t happen

  • Helen Wu

    All of us extras here in Chicago wish you well, Michael! Happy to hear that you are ok!! Brilliant move, btw… :)

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  • Stranger Danger

    I literally just found that this site exists less than a minute ago and I have to say I like it. Being a huge fan of Michael Bay since seeing the first Transformers in theatres when I was 7 years old. I think this is just a slap in the face to everyone that says his movies are just explosions. It’s brilliant. Love the story as well, laughed my arse off picturing some random japanese guys trying to hit Michael with an A/C unit and biting a security guy’s shoe. (Hope you bought him a new pair those things are so comfortable)

    • http://www.wsmieszek.deviantart.com/ Witold Smieszek


      Random Japanese guy?

      • chiupolini

        Not sure if Stranger Danger is from another galaxy. But just in case he is, let me explain: Japanese is an imperfect replication of the Chinese model since the Tang Dynasty. About a century ago when the Chinese model was malfunctioning, the Japanese stole the energy capsules from the Chinese and tried to forcefully take over their base. The attempt failed partly because the Transformers from the planet US dropped two balls right on their heads. The Japanese were so impressed by the balls and have sine then tried to replicate themselves based on the US model, initially with some success but have been faltering in the past 20 years. They recently asked the US Transformer to help them to keep Diaoyu Island, one of the energy bloc they stole earlier from the Chinese. As to how the US Transformer will respond? Well, that is for the next episode coming up in summer of 2014. Don’t miss it!!

  • Linghong Hu

    You could make a movie out of this unique experience.

    :-)

    • Stranger Danger

      Michael Bay’s World War J. A true story starring Brad Pitt, as Michael Bay.

  • Aswad Zephyr

    damn, that should be a scene in bad boys 3

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  • Li Kim Fung

    I am from Hong Kong, Michael. I rather representing HK to apologize to you. This incident really sucks but it is just about the notorious gang in HK. There are plenty good things in Hong Kong out there. I hope this incident don’t influence the image of Hong Kong in your mind……
    P.S.: Really looking forward to Transformer4!!!

    • chiupolini

      I am sorry that a crime which no right thinking Hong Kong people will condone did take place. But why apology for Hong Kong people? I have not seen any American apologizing to Hong Kong people who got robbed when visiting the United States. Because the victim is famous? Why should fame calls for special treatment?

  • Michael Lau

    such a shame, hope it doesn’t changed your view of our city.

  • Man Ch

    Transformers can help 6.XX Million Hong Kong people to escape from the inhuman machine –PRC. Although Hong Kong population is more than 7 Million, more than 800,000 immigrant move to Hong Kong after 1997 and some of them have political mission to control Hong Kong. Transformer should kill all of them who have political mission, and save Hong Kong to independent. The best way is destroy the government of PRC to save the people on the earth. It should be happen in T5!

  • Man Ch

    Hong Kong is waiting for T4 & T5

  • Guest

    Transformers Hong Kong: Dark side of the Pearl.

    • Jason Chau

      Or Transformers 4: Age of Extortion ;)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=747716723 Louis Wong

    Here is your fortune cookie message: ” Call Jackie Chan for escort “

    • Alec Lee

      Never, Jackie Chan is now a slapdog of the communists. This obedient, patriotic servant won’t help the “Imperialists”.

  • SiU YVoNnE

    I apologize on behalf of hk..i am from HK and was real shocked when i read this from instant news online yesterday after right after it happened. we know from the news that compensation were being gave and agreed before shooting..it just happened that there were these minority of people (druggies/punks) that were trying to rip u off and hope you understand that hk people dont normally do this..
    I hope u dun get scared off by these people..enjoy ur stay and all the best on shooting!

  • Daniel Huang

    has anyone given any thought as to why those men attacked it said here they wanted money for the inconvenience the set caused what if they weren’t making money for who knows how long caused by them being there i’m not saying they are in the right for doing what they did just think what if they had a family to feed

  • Hei Chan

    I have been living in Hong Kong since I was born;
    what I can tell is “Hong Kong is dying”.

  • hkepg

    you saw “Zombie in WWZ”, i see “Cole in Lone Ranger”

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  • EzRa Wong

    lol that’s crazy

  • Chris Yam

    Hi Michael, I feel embarrassed hearing this insane extortion as a Hong Kong citizen. I guarantee that this is not a typical case in Hong Kong and wish you all the best in the coming filming days.

    p.s. maybe you can start thinking about World War Z 2 starring those marauding drugged up guys:)

  • Brad Cto

    Dear Michael Bay

    Friendly reminder : We speak Cantonese and write traditional Chinese .

    We don’t want to watch the new Transformer movie show some simplified Chinese and Mandarin Chinese .

    Thanks a lot !

    P.S We mostly hate PRC

    • Dominic Au-yeung

      Especially after the Pacific Rim cockup

      • Cecil Lee

        And even more especially so after Fast and Furious 6!! (What the hell was Justin Lin thinking?!) LOL

        FYI for anyone who’s confused:
        P.R. China – predominately speaks Mandarin, uses simplified (aka made-up / fake) Chinese
        Taiwan – predominately speaks Mandarin (Taiwan accent), uses “traditional” Chinese
        Hong Kong and Macau – speaks Cantonese, uses “traditional” Chinese

        • Jean Djean

          come on! what’s for you tell this to the director??? a film maker wants his movie watched by as large amount people as possible. This is a business activity! When will you WAKE UP!?

          • Cecil Lee

            What’s for you to tell me? Grow up little kid.

          • Jim

            Support you 200% Cecil!^^

          • Jim

            If a business make money without the conscience, then it is a fucking business!!
            Go to hell Mr. 50 cents from China!

          • Jean Djean

            under captialism, you think of conscience? are you so stupid to this extent??? how old are you kid? have your parent place pocket money into your octupus card already this month!? Ha Ha Ha..

            If businesses along with consciene is common, then why all universities are adding the topic of “bussiness ethics” into the tutorials?

    • Jean Djean

      不佑所謂, 向外國人講自己家事! 你知唔知醜!?????????????

      • Kei

        It’s not shameful to tell others our people wrong doing.
        It’s shameful when you tried covering it up.

        I’m not sure when do you from, but being a HKese, I feel exactly the same as Brad.

        • Jim

          Kei…no need to ask….the 50 cents Djean is from China….the 50 cent blog writers la^^

          Just ignore these guys and they will not be able to make money…and they will eveneually xiagang (下崗) la ^^

          We all value the international Chinese culture well cultivated by the ex British Government while HK were their colony. We have no regrets and shame of being raised up in such excellent internationalized culture!

      • Brad Cto

        I am HongKongese , dont say those things about where we come from …. We were running from China Communist , then move to Hong Kong in the History .

        • chiupolini

          Communist is one thing, Chinese is another. I suppose you got both mixed up.

          • Jean Djean

            dont waste your time to explain to them. Many teens in HK are dysfunctional. Many of them indulge themselves in their “own network”, self-centre, not willing to hear opinions different. They only like reading Apple Daily and joining the pages of facebook which report bad news for Mainlanders everyday, to obtain pleasure. For otherwise, they dont know any!
            Maybe, from which they can think themselves are at a class higher than Mainlanders.

          • Jim

            Miss 50 cents…
            A friendly reminder…You are also Masturbating here!^^

      • Cecil Lee

        Jean Djean, you should be ashamed of yourself.

        • chiupolini

          I don’t think “most people” think like that. It is frightening that these days some guys in HK always try to monopolize the term “Hong Kongers” and seek to represent Hong Kong people in speaking against China (as opposed to the Communist regime). Snowdown may speak against his own government but deep down he is an US patriot. I feel more ashamed for those scums than those who attacked Michael Bay.

          • Cecil Lee

            First of all, I generally identify myself as a Chinese person. The term “Hongkongese” or “Hong Konger” (香港人) is a term I’d use perhaps when I want to signify that I’m from Hong Kong, as opposed to the terms “Beijinger” (北京人), “Shanghainese” (上海人) etc.

            And as a matter of fact, most people in Hong Kong do think what some of us have voiced here. Also no, this is unrelated patriotism to another country (which I don’t have anyway). What’s interesting however, is your use of one of the most common propagandas that those Communist internet trolling grunts like to use – “whoever that seemingly disagrees with the Communist government or protests against the Communist government must be a US patriot.”

            Believe it or not, every person (Chinese or not) is actually entitled to their political opinions.

            I love China, but it does not mean I have to love the communist government as well.

            Nice try, chiupolini.

          • Jean Djean

            on lun 9!

          • chiupolini

            Cecil Lee, I think you are arrogant to say that “in fact most people in Hong Kong do think what some of us have voice here.” I was born in Hong Kong but none of my associates or friends would agree with you. However most of them are not vocal and unlike the lot like you, would speak out publicly against your own countrymen. Hence you got the misunderstanding that “most people” think like you. I know that some Hong Kong inhabitants do dislike mainland inhabitants. It is the same when West Germany got reunited with East Germany and there were initial conflicts between people of the two regions. The way to go about it is to work together to resolve the conflicts, not hurling insults at the other side who are your countrymen. Yet what you said did highlight one thing. You do not have any patriotic feeling for China as a nation. I had a benefit of that education because my family was from the KMT side. And in fact you do not know what patriotism is, hence you don’t feel that you should even try to resolve the relatively minor cultural conflicts. Instead your kind would simply sit there wailing all day complaining that, as a Hong Kong born person, you are not getting what “your just deserts”, You are of course entitled to your opinion. But it is one which I am afraid I cannot accord any respect.

          • Cecil Lee

            What is this “my kind” “your kind” labelling? We’re all Chinese, and we are all entitled to our opinions (political or not), if you disagree with my opinion, you’re very welcomed to share yours.

            Trying to bend facts and hinting unjustified derogation, however, will not help.

            The fact that you’ve already labelled us as some sort of a ‘kind’ is already a pointer of how much acceptance and discussion you’re willing to give.

            One things for sure, you have no idea how patriotic I am (and likewise I don’t know if you’re actually a patriot or just another communist)? But by the sounds of things you just want to spread fake communism everywhere through propaganda and pretend to be more Chinese than people that disagrees with you.

            I do not require your respect btw, just as I have none for you and I don’t think you’d care.

          • chiupolini

            Cecil Lee, look, if you still have the self-respect in calling yourself Chinese, you would know that since 1997 there is no turning back. Either you chose to emigrate (and then return like many of my friends did), or you have to accept that eventually we have to be speaking Mandarin, and writing simplified form of Chinese, whether you like it or not. For one thing, the movie makers in the West are now making movies in Hong Kong not because it is still a British colony, but because (at least in part) HK is part of China – a huge potential market for their products. How can they sell if they present HK as if it were independent from China? Have you watched Pacific Rim and Battle Ship? To urge westerners to treat HK as if it were a separate cultural entity in their movies is, if I may say so, outright naive. We are all living in a transitional period which arose out of political expediency. But the trend is clear and merger with the mainland culture is inevitable. However as the saying goes, if you can’t beat them, you join them. For some of you, of course, you can ask Michael Bay to give you a job in the US if he cares. But for most of us (I mean those of my associates and friends who were born in HK but definitely not of your kind), we are preparing to embrace the inevitable but at the same time try to find new opportunities in that. You can continue to insist speaking only Cantonese and write traditional Chinese, while many American, European and African people are now learning mandarin and simplified Chinese. However if “most HK people” had in fact been holding your kind of view, Hong Kong would still have remained a backwater selling opium, if not just a fishing village. I am writing that much because I still count you as polite, albeit it “too young, sometimes naive.” I know you are going to call me a communist again. Ha ha…..

          • Cecil Lee

            Chiupolini, It’s disappointing to see that you continue label us (when really we’re the same ‘kind’) and think we’re all secretly American huggers (seriously, only Chinese Communists, people they managed to brainwash (and certain Americans) think that).

            We do not have to (nor will I, personally) accept and use Mandarin and “Simplified” (more like fake) Chinese in Hong Kong. It is also ridicules to think that the use of Cantonese and Traditional Chinese is an indicator of lingering to the old colonial days.

            Respecting and revealing local cultural values will not affect the international entity of the relevant location. Why make all that effort to film somewhere when you’re are not going to show its true face?

            And, what is outright naive, is for certain people to think that culturally engineering a place, ignoring and disrespecting the locals, will not and should not bring unrest. After Xinjiang and Tibet, has the Chinese government not learnt a single thing?

            And the can’t wind them join them quote? Oh my oh my, the Communist Party has to like glory supporters like you.

          • chiupolini

            Cecil Lee, you will be disappointed to find out that banging the head against the wall will lead to bleeding. Try it. The way to do it is to dig at its foot until the wall collapses under its own weight. It takes time, but it will work and no one gets hurt. BTW I never labeled you as an American hugger. You have somehow mysteriously put that label onto yourself and wails me for doing that. Not sure if you are a lady. If you are, I can understand. Anyway I suppose we have both generated enough publicity for Michael Bay. Will have to charge him for advertisement fee, like the Chinese communists so these days. : )))

          • Cecil Lee

            So suddenly you’re sexist as well (FYI Cecil is not a girl’s name, you probably can’t pronounce it right anyway). It’s very interesting how much prejudice and discrimination is extruding from you and yet you seem totally oblivious about it.

            Regarding labelling, while there wasn’t much name calling from you, that’s what you’ve hinted in the past few posts, and stated as if somehow ‘we’ are a different ‘kind’, when in fact, we’re very much the same.

          • chiupolini

            Ok, Cecil Lee, I pronounced your name wrong. It just sounded like “Sissy Lee” to me. I was just trying to be polite in case you were a lady. As for labeling, I would feel so ashamed when I heard an American fellow speaking mandarin fluently to me while a “Hong Kong Chinese” stand by the side and say aloud, IN ENGLISH: “I will only speak Cantonese. And the Chinese is killing our culture like they do with Tibet!” This sounds so surreal and profoundly learned that I cannot profess myself to be your same kind. Do spare me.

          • Jim

            Dear Cecil….stop wasting time on these 50 cents communist garbage. Let 李怡 搞X點她們。。。
            (and buddies in HK/Taiwan/global Chiense community….please have this wonderfully written analysis translated to our wonderful & talented director/producer Mike…)
            蘋論:
            新老中國人和新老香港人

            自九月初三百民主人士刊登反赤化兼要梁振英下台的廣告後,就惹來中共媒體口誅筆伐,並開始宣揚「新香港人」概念。《人民日報》海外版發表《香港發展需要「新香港人」》的文章,指香港歷史上一直是移民社會,反駁那些要求減少大陸新來港人士的言論,認為新移民的學歷在整體上有提升,有的更成為香港社會新精英,指香港發展正需要這些「新香港人」。
            但「新香港人」與「老香港人」不同。香港歷史上確實是移民社會,「老香港人」大部份是大陸的「老中國人」移民而來,與「新中國人」移民來的「新香港人」有不同面貌。
            繼雙非童往新界幼稚園要求面試教師用普通話後,城市大學的大陸生,選讀註明「以粵語授課」的班,上課時卻要求老師改用普通話授課。城大教師被迫每講一句廣東話,即以普通話繙譯一次。本地生忍無可忍,引發與大陸學生罵戰。有關報道經大陸媒體轉載,成為大陸網民熱話。官媒《環球時報》加入論爭,為大陸生幫腔,把問題歸因「港媒惡炒」,指「要求學生開學就能聽懂廣東話不現實」。這些大陸生都是「新中國人」。
            這件事讓筆者想起許多年前一位前輩文人曾說過民國初他在北京上學,當時王國維、黃節等大師在北大清華授課,他們的鄉音極重,以致許多學生上課時都不知道他們說甚麼,但所有學生都屏息靜氣聽他們講課,然後下課就問同學及借筆記抄。他們不會要求老師講流利國語。當時的學生是「老中國人」。
            中共建政前兩年,筆者曾在北京居住,對當時北京的民風,當地人的謙厚、真誠、禮讓、幽默,印象深刻。「老中國人」有服從性即奴性的弱點,但潛意識中仍有「己所不欲勿施於人」的古遠道德的呼喚。現在「老中國人」社會已被「一切都假」的「新中國人」社會取代了。
            「老中國人」移民香港成為「老香港人」。過去來香港的大陸人,都尊重中國傳統的「入境問俗」。他們不管是從哪個省分來的,來了就學廣東話、學英文;他們尊重且珍惜香港的法治、自由,努力改變自己原來在大陸的陋習,融入香港的文明社會。
            早前哲學大師勞思光去世,前廣播處長張敏儀談到她上大學時也選修過勞教授的課,她幾乎完全聽不懂勞教授的湖南口音國語,但也非常尊重他的講課,細心聽講,享受這過程。那時的香港人不會要求老師講他們聽得懂的廣東話。
            現在的大陸已極少民國初那種尊師重道的學生,而大都是尊權重利的新中國人。他們來香港上課也自視為一種「恩賜」。針對城大罵戰事件中撐本地生的香港媒體,大陸網民說:香港媒體就使勁罵吧,等你們眼中的中國人都不去香港上學,都不去購物、旅遊,你們就沒力氣罵了。
            我們還真希望回到「沒力氣罵」的歲月。在專權政治下生活,與在法治社會下生活,最大的區別就是前者不能由自己主宰自己命運,後者則是在法律保護下樣樣靠自己;前者號稱分配平等實際上是由特權造就「有些人比其他人更平等」,後者則是法治下的機會平等。「老中國人」懂得珍惜香港的機會平等,「新中國人」就大不同了。他們習慣了依靠權力才能生存及獲利,尤其在過去30多年的權貴資本主義熏陶下更把人生的價值全部寄放於金錢與權力,有權有錢就「大晒」,不會尊重他人的自由和權利,更不會尊重無形的普世價值觀。他們離開極權社會,口頭會罵中共專制,但來香港後卻仍想依附中共極權以圖利。香港近年的所有問題,所有爭拗,無不與這種「新中國人」來港自由行或定居對香港的侵蝕有關。因此,由過去的「老香港人」及其下一代組成的香港社會,尤其是愛護香港核心價值的新生代,想遏制「新香港人」的湧入,從「源頭減人」奪回「新中國人」移居香港的審批權。陳雲發文指現時的大陸移民不是新移民而是新殖民,因為這些「新香港人」認為自己來自強國,「處於文化強勢,不願意接受香港文化,甚至要改變香港文化,要香港人講北方話遷就他們。」
            當然,「新中國人」也並非都是仗勢欺人有強國味的,正如老香港人中也有梁振英與陳茂波一樣。只是就整體而言,「新中國人」由大陸政府單方面批核湧入,確實是香港近年禍患的根由。這是客觀存在的現實,與歧視無關。香港市民倘不群起反殖民,將無可能擺脫滅頂沉淪。
            李怡

          • Jim

            This 50cents lady mixed with guy sounds very much like a mainland Communist propagandist ^^

          • Jean Djean

            OH… you actually get pleasure in (making) argument by putting provocative points forward and being defied by others. OH… I understood now.

          • Jean Djean

            >>many American, European and African people are now learning mandarin and simplified Chinese.

            Dont tell the truth to them… they wont be able to accept. they will collapse immediately after the truth being recognized by themselves! The quota of Castle Peak Hospital is always full. Dont increase the pressure to the public resources (which rubbish teens ain’t eligible to occupy!)

          • Jim

            Do not try to tell lie that you were born in HK!^^

          • chiupolini

            Jim, (I guess you are male). That is an interesting comment. Because I really do not KNOW if I was born in Hong Kong. I was only told by my family when I was older that I was born in Hong Kong and they backed up that claim with a birth certificate issued by the then Hong Kong government with my parents and my name on it. I suppose you actually KNOW that you were born in Hong Kong? Did you shout out aloud “Hey, what takes you so long?” when you were pulled out from your mother’s birth canal? Michael Bay should make a movie about your story of birth and name it “The story of a freak in Hong Kong”.

          • Jean Djean

            chiupolini, it is no use and meaningless for you to share such a meaningful, rational, and strong justification message and content to those “brainwashed” guys in HK. They have been a walking-dead. They wouldnt understand what you say! They will only like living and masturbating in their own world.

        • Jean Djean

          why should i be ashamed?? shameful for what!?????? are you a retarded !?? How do you know “most of us” are disliking Mainlanders ?????????? I think you are a “廢青” (rubbish teen) reading Apple Daily everyday and being brainwashed. You’d better expand your personnel network to see what the truth is!

          You say “most of us”, then please give proof the support your saying please! I dont want to be “represented” , because you have never been authorized!!

          • Cecil Lee

            Why would anyone want to represent you? Look at the things that you write, endless troll-like prejudiced raging.

            Unlike chiupolini (who still displays prejudice), you don’t even deserve to be talked to, and I won’t be replying to anymore of your nonsensical crap. You can keep raging like a 3-year old all you like.

            Btw, you’re more ‘American’ than I am, because at least I spell ‘authorise’ with a ‘s’. And nice try there throwing ‘brainwashing’ around when you’re the one that got washed and dried.

      • Jim

        if you want to type Chiense….go somewhere else!^^
        Mr. 50 cents^^!

      • Ryan Chan

        Can you just stop being an annoying piece of shit and get along with life please??? You are an annoying black star!

    • andyz_ca

      PRC is PRC, simp chinese and mandarin chinese are just characters & dialect/language. btw. which set of trad chinese are you using? same set as in Song or Ming?

      • Brad Cto

        Here is Hong Kong ,
        Please respect our language and culture !

        I know many PRC Chinese Guys dont know WTF is Respect … that’s why we can see what you guys did in Egypt , France …etc Over the world

    • Jim

      Hey Mike and Brad…
      To be exact, HK people hate the “China Communist Party” la….^^!

      We do not mind you use simplified Chinese to reflect on the true situation of China and now the tightly controlled HK ex-colony…..such as illustrating the bribery and fake Chinese culture happenings in China mainland and the viral influx of Chinese mainland tourists in HK and Asia/US/EU etc.

      After all, movies are supposed to reflect the truth and facts, right?

      Great Job Mike in HK and globally!^^

      And thanks to Brad in reminding our great director/producer Mike on the HK situation ^^

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  • Carlos Ma

    dude, you could totally make this scene part of the actual movie

  • Toby Pang

    You can refer that crazy asshole to Marc Foster. Perhaps he’ll cast him as a zombie in World War Z 2.

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  • Kieran Wong

    So glad that you are fine. But being a Hong Kong resident, I want to say sorry about this case. Sorry, Mike!!

    Anyway, I’m so happy that you are filming in the building where i live, I’m trying to find you for taking a picture with you in these two days. Sadly, I couldn’t find you, but hopefully I could catch you in the next two days.

    I sincerely hope that you can film every scene smoothly in the following days in Hong Kong, and enjoy all beautiful things in Hong Kong.

  • 何俊軒

    沒有最柒,只有更柒

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  • Anthony Pang Pang

    I’m sorry to hear about the incident, this happens quite regularly when you’re shooting here. These local hooligans normally will settle for little money otherwise they will create all sort of nuisance around you! Best is to report to the police, there is no other better alternative.

  • John Lai

    enjoy your shot in hongkong, no fear becoz we have right policeman coverage

  • Leung Keith

    Dear Michael

    Friendly reminder : We speak Cantonese and write traditional Chinese in HONGKONG .

    There are no simplified Chinese and Mandarin Chinese in HONG KONG actually. Please change it on any CG if you can.

    Hongkonger don’t want to watch the new Transformer movie like this in mistake. Thank you.

    • chiupolini

      Another malfunction machine which failed to process the mother code because it thought it was made in Britain when the British did not even have its production record and disowned it.

      • Alec Lee

        Another brainwashed moron. Communists are thugs. And you’re speaking for these thugs for that 50cents per post (see Wikipedia:50cent Party). Your daddy is chairman Mao and you like to lick his dick.

        • chiupolini

          This Alec Lee machine is complete dysfunctional. It even thinks its daddy’s private part is for licking for how else could it have com up with such diabolic and abominable language in public?

          • chiupolini

            Come to think of it, Alec Lee, honestly, do you want me to make a report of child abuse on your behalf? Did you father…….you know,…when you were small? I ask that because I am at a loss as to how a human being with any self-respect could utter such kind of words in other people’s web site. Michael Bay would be forgiven for thinking that we do have a lot of child abuse victims in HK.

        • Brad Cto

          They are just fuckin mainland Chinese , forgive them …
          what a poor kid , they do not know their government killed so much Chinese people in the past

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  • Geoff Lee

    I am so sorry about this experience you had in Hong Kong. Like many others who posted before me, I wish to express my most sincere apologies to you, Hong Kong is not normally like that. I hope this did not ruin your impression on HK and that you will continue to include HK as one of your future filming spots for your other movies. Looking forward to the new transformer movie :)

  • Saiman Li

    Local news (@Hong Kong now) interview those stores in that building. Stores owners said the paid are not enough to cover the business lost (although the amount is big, divide up and the money to the small stores are little).

  • Arching Ching

    haha, great day and great experience! take it easy man!
    Learn kung fu next time!

    most of HK people are friendly. Best wishes!

    • Jean Djean

      in my experience, most of HK guys are asshole. Tell the truth to foreigners.

      • Brad Cto

        Most Chinese love to shit on the ground. Tell the truth to foregeiner

  • Max Leung

    Damn i feel ashamed

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  • Lowina Blackman

    lol You made this story so funny Michael, unlike the local HK newspapers reported this incident as a tragedy. I hope you had filmed it and will add to your storyline cuz it’ll be funny (e.g. Let Bumblebee kick their asses). Peace out.
    HK chick.
    xxx

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  • Rupert Chan

    I am a HK citizen, we are shame of them. They are just a few like the rotten apples/debris and they will be penalized by the law. We Hong Kong people are all supporting you and would not tolerate these punks. Have an enjoyable shooting here!

  • Michael Thigpen

    I’m afraid you are being misled by the authorities. Those guys aren’t a part of the triads. They’re thralls to the Decepticons. How else can you explain their freakish “zombie” strength?

    Think that was an ordinary air conditioner? Think again. That was Freonatron.

    Fortunately, the elite Hong Kong police forces had things under control. Best wishes to you on shooting the rest of the movie here.

  • Ting So

    Dear Michael, I’m from HK, We all feel shame about that. I apologize on behalf of HK.
    Actually I went to Quarry Bay yesterday but couldn’t find you. All I wanna say is “Please blow up our place in real.” cheers~

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  • Angus Tsui

    Hi Mic, I’m your fan from Hong Kong. I feel shame that some guys has harassed your crew. I really hope that it won’t affect your feeling about Hong Kong!

    And thanks for your support to show Hong Kong in your movie which I like very much!

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  • Jean Djean

    MIchael Bay!

    You came across this thing because you dont know Hong Kong native culture. Those 3 guys were actually not asking for money, they just wanted you to say a local greeting clause to them which expresses respect and friendship. Next time, when you got the similiar situtation, yell loudly : “屌你老母!” (pronounced as “dill lei lo mo”!), then they will stop! Yes, trust me! very effective !! Many HK people like saying this “introduction clause” as a greeting.

    • Fuck Jean Djean

      Oh shut the hole in your face for your own sake. Get a life man,
      That is so not true.

      • Jean Djean

        dont hide the fact to big big famous director! on the street, he can also sense it himself. Many people with an open clause and end the whole conversation with “屌你老母!”

      • Brad Cto

        His life is earn 50 cent by each post

    • Kei

      With no doubt, every city has some dumbass, like Jean, who speak F words as mother tongue
      Sad enough, even such native “dill lei lo mo” is now replaced by the Chinese’ “kan li lan”

      Michael, HK is a decaying city colonized by chinese. If you want to avoid similar incident, choose somewhere without chinese.

      But with the unforgiving intrusion of those worms, you may left with Mars as the only choice

      • Jean Djean

        Kei, Dill Lei Lo Mo!

    • Brad Cto

      Jean , you again !

      If you hate HK , just go back to your China

      • Jean Djean

        dont use “put your word into my mouth” techique stupid cunt ok !?
        when did I say i hate HK? what I really hate is the brainless guys like you which are the majority of HK!!

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  • Ma Cheuk Ki

    hope u are okay and remember don’t show the big movie in simplified chinese

    • Jean Djean

      simplified chinese is aimed for Mainland china market, dont show ??? are you kidding?

      • Fuck Jean Djean

        Shut up Jean Djean

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  • ChunKi Leung

    Hi Michael! I’m a HK undergraduate. Glad that you and yur crew hadn’t been hurt in the incident and I truly hope that the incident won’t affect your feeling towards HK in any negative way. So sorry to hear this shocking and unbelievable news! Thanks so much for your movies which make us many HK movie-goers really enjoy their time with your production! Nice shooting for the following days!

    Best,
    Shirley:)

  • Matthew Lee

    As a Hong Konger,i feel shame about this issue!!

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  • JeffreyChan

    Those stupid morons will be put jail for a long time, luckily you and your crew did not get hurt, I think u should call police immediately next time something happens instead of talking to those asshole

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  • Joel

    Hi Michael, since this incidence is now so well know in HK (maybe globally now), can you make a funny scene to take the mick on this. Like some punks ask Cade for cash but then got their ass kicked by You !! That will hilarious!

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  • Jacky Fong

    Don’t you think they are from Megatron?
    Sorry about the incident, I like Transformer. BTW, please use traditional chinese instead of simplied chinese fonts. It will make your film more realistic and appealing.

    • Brad Cto

      Traditional Chinese , and Catonese

  • Jacky Kwan

    I feel ashamed of these local jerks. I am also from Hong Kong, and I swear to God most Hong Kong people are friendly and educated. Since Hong Kong as a British colony returned to China in 1997, more and more uneducated and rude Chinese from mainland China have migrated to Hong Kong. These people don’t get a job, don’t integrate into the local culture, but just jerk around and claim social benefit for their living. Some have even become druggies and street gangsters. They are bad blood of Hong Kong. Domestic Hong Kong people hate them so much and have been trying all out to expel them back to notorious China. I as native born Hong Kong Chinese sincerely apologize to you Michael for their misbehavior. Hong Kong is a beautiful and amazing city. I hope you and your crew will enjoy the rest of your working days in Hong Kong.

    • Jean Djean

      your tone like a person holding a gun on your head and order you to say something. 真係羞家!

      • Brad Cto

        Go Back to China , You Mainlander !

    • Brad Cto

      We are HongKongese ! Not Chinese

  • Bay

    Whatever stops you from making another terrible film…

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  • Cecil Lee

    Thanks for visiting and filming in Hong Kong! Apart from apologising (on behalf of the thugs :S), I must say I find it a little odd that your crew and you encountered that embarrassing incident. Not only that they must have been out of their minds, it’s also been more than a decade since we locals would hear that film crews (local or foreign) were harassed for “reimbursement” or “protection payment”. Very strange indeed.

    Consequently though, one of the thugs will now miss out on his wedding while doing some jail time for his stupid mistake!! (I feel sorry for his pregnant girlfriend)

  • Billy Leung

    First of all, sorry for the incident… As a resident in this building, I m so glad and proud of that my home has been chosen as one of the scene. I remember when I was a little boy 30 years ago, I watched transformer cartoon here with my brother and played transformer toys as well. We can’t imagine one day my home become one of a battle field of the robots, it’s amazing. Thank you very much and welcome to Hong Kong…. Wish the movie all the best!

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  • Herbert

    Great seeing you filming in Hong Kong, not many are like that stupid punk.

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  • Alvin Wong

    Hope this incident won’t upset you!! THANK YOU FOR SHOOTING MY FAV MOVIE IN MY PLACE!!! I LOVE TF!!

    From a citizen in HK.

  • andy

    I feel shame while I think of my Hong Kong identity.

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  • Jesus Cristan

    Man that’s crazy, its a good thing you took action on these punks. Hope you finish and can’t tell you how excitied I am to see your movie.

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  • Luka lame

    Pacific rim and Transformers are my favorite movies also wwz and the new Godzilla movie

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  • STARVE DUCK

    Sometimes , the soul not back and sometimes none of the revenge

  • woodywang

    Sounds like you had a misadventure with wannabe-triads

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  • iTwins@HK

    …haven’t had this much international attention about HK since Edward Snowdon. It certainly brings some exciting on this boring city. Hey, maybe consider putting Easter Eggs in your T4. Say, in the background you guys throwing A/C units on each other. :D

    Btw, you created the first movie mistake in T4 even before it’s released. Back in the States, in the T4 movie set, how come store signs are in Chinese Simplified characters? When was the last time you see Chinese Simplified characters in HK, let alone store signs!?!

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    even his anecdotes have product placement…haha love it

  • Alex Pang

    Dear Michael Bay,
    I am from HK. With this inconvenience, with the people in Hong Kong. I could say from my point of view that it is only natural. There are lots of crazy people around, but that shouldn’t be too bad. But what I want to say is, if you are going to make something after the Transformers 4.
    What if you had one movie, that was set more like a zombies. As in, throughout all the times, and all the transformer deaths. What if they came back to life, as in zombies. Not only Decepticons but some Autobots as well, maybe someone like Sentinel Prime. But something like that, and something with a bit more autobot deaths than usual (probably to put some useless transformers like what you did with the Decepticons in the Dark of the Moon). You may not want to follow this but its fine. Its just an idea that I’ve got.

  • John Wong

    lol you are amazing Michael

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  • Jim

    Mike….you should shoot a new movie about HK and China mainland’s drugged up gangsters!^^ Will surely be a big movie box hit!

  • Guest

    Hong Kong is so dead, barren, isolated and despised since the Chinese
    takeover. They need some excitement in Hong Kong to remember the old
    days when Hong Kong was a capital city state of the entire planet and
    people loved to visit or stay. Those days are barely a memory now, but
    many around the world still remember. Let there be some excitement, even
    bad.

  • flyingclipper

    Hong Kong is so dead, barren, isolated and despised since the Chinese
    takeover. They need some excitement in Hong Kong to remember the old days when Hong Kong was a capital city state of the entire planet and
    people loved to visit or stay. Those days are barely a memory now, but
    many around the world still remember. Let there be some excitement, even
    bad!!

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  • Jean Djean

    Michale Bay, the same thing happens again in To Kwa Wan … Whats your feeling?

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  • 贝斯物流

    On other hand , good thing after bad thing, save a lot money for advertising the movie.

  • anime peng

    wow. Michael, you should’ve bitchslapped them

  • Stuart Meaden

    you should film in the uk

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