Today the first full theatrical trailer for Transformers: Dark of the Moon went live and, oh boy, is it exciting! It’s Michael Bay at his best, or maybe’s it’s his worst, it’s really hard to tell nowadays. Chocked full of explosions, robots, skyscrapers being ripped apart by giant steel tentacles, Optimus Prime slicing through ‘bots like butter and wait, was that a mother-fuckin’ dragon!?! There’s a lot going on in this trailer and you’ll want a few repeat viewings to let it all sink in.
The good part is you can actually understand the action sequences; they’re not too quick, choppy and hard to follow as in Revenge of the Fallen. Of course, this brings up a rather sore subject. The trailers for Revenge of the Fallen were incredible. The movie? I wanted to gouge out my eyes with the leftover popcorn kernel shells at the bottom of my bag. But my understanding is Dark of the Moon will go back to roots of what makes Transformers awesome, transforming robots. Revenge of the Fallen had us too caught up in the lives of the human companions and I didn’t care. We watch these movies because we want to see giant robots fighting. We want to be able to see them fighting, not just a blur of shiny metal.
We also see Shia Lebeouf and Josh Duhamel for moments, but they’re mostly shown running away with a ‘WTF!?’ expressions. Oh, there’s also whoever the new eye-candy is since they booted Megan Fox for being a giant bitch, umm, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. Yeah, she looks hot, especially while in peril so I guess she’s doing the job right. Oh! Plus, Frances McDormand, how cool is that? She even get’s scenes with the Autobot leader himself!
Transformers: Dark of the Moon opens July 1st and will be in 3D. How will Bay’s frantic camera work and huge hulking robots translate to the third dimension of movie-watching? Who knows, but as long as the action and storyline is sensible and exciting, I don’t think we’ll really care.
Watch the trailer below, but if you’re hankering to see it in glorious HD, Apple has the hook up.