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Maybe it’s just the summer of blockbusters, but I feel like I’ve seen way more clips, teasers, and trailers than I’m accustomed to. Hmm, now that I think about it, there certainly has been an abundance of footage released for select films. Hell, how many clips now have we seen for Green Lantern, X-Men: First Class and Super 8? It’s been a bit much don’t you think? I feel like I’ve seen each one of these movies in there entirety already.

Anyway, yesterday we saw a clip for Transformers: Dark of the Moon. No robots or action. Just a scene with Shia LaBeouf‘s new girl (played by Rosie Huntington-Whitely) introducing him to her boss Dylan Gould (Patrick Dempsey). Shia does his awkward thing while Whitely tries to act. Blargh!

A second clip has been released, and it features Josh Duhamel‘s character, Lt. Colonel William Lennox rallying his soldiers. All I could think during his little ‘it’s time to go to war’ spiel was J.J. Abrams is gonna have a nerdgasm from all these lens flares Bay’s throwing in, that and shouldn’t this guy be dead by now. Seriously, how does a tiny pile of flesh and bones, with the equivalent of a pellet gun, survive countless battles with 3 story tall robots? Whatever. It’s just a movie and I need to shut the hell up and admire his well groomed hair.

Transformers Dark of the Moon will hit theaters July 1st, 2011.

It stars Shia LaBeouf, Josh Duhamel, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Patrick Dempsey, John Malkovich, John Tuturro, Frances McDormand and Tyrese Gibson.

The Autobots learn of a Cybertronian spacecraft hidden on the Moon, and race against the Decepticons to reach it and learn its secrets, which could turn the tide in the Transformers’ final battle.

Source: Paramount Pictures


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.

Synopsis:

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.

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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.

source: /Film