Yesterday saw the full trailer for Micheal Bay’s 3rd (and last) Transformers flick Transformers: Dark of the Moon. I’m not giving any credit to Bay (he’s NEVER deserved it), but I gotta hand it to his editing team, they sure know how to cut a trailer. Explosions, robots, skyscrapers being ripped apart by giant steel tentacles, Optimus Prime slicing through bots and so on. I admit I was excited. After the ABOMINATION that was TF2 I have a hard time wanting to give this a chance. Bay’s got a lot to prove. I’m waiting to laugh at his miserable failure of a film (despite how much money it makes), but I’d like to be proven wrong. For once.
Anyway, an official poster for ‘Dark of the Moon’ has been released. It’s serviceable. Optimus looks like a badass (did he bulk up? I guess if robots can grow mustaches then they can grow muscles too) but what’s up with the engines in front of his feet? Call me crazy, but they look like boobs. I guess subliminal areolas is what it takes to sell a movie these days.
The movie is set to be released in 3D, 2D and IMAX theaters on July 1st, 2011.
It stars Shia LaBeouf, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, Kevin Dunn, Julie White, Frances McDormand, John Malkovich, Ken Jeong, Patrick Dempsey, Alan Tudyk, John Turturro and Leonard Nimoy.
The Autobots, led by Optimus Prime, are back in action, taking on the evil Decepticons, who are determined to avenge their defeat in 2009’s Transformers Revenge of the Fallen. In this new movie, the Autobots and Decepticons become involved in a perilous space race between the U.S. and Russia, and once again human Sam Witwicky has to come to the aid of his robot friends. There’s new characters too, including a new villain in the form of Shockwave, a longtime “Transformers” character who rules Cybertron while the Autobots and Decepticons battle it out on Earth.
LARGER POSTER AFTER THE JUMP