George Miller‘s long-awaited fourth installment in the franchise that essentially birthed the post-apocalyptic subgenre is looking good: In the hot, dusty, lawless, sadomasochistic way moviegoers of the 1980s came to know and love (including myself).
Mad Max: Fury Road seems to be a semi-reboot taking place after the events of the original Mad Max–meaning it is intended to either precede or replace The Road Warrior. Like that film, it’s low on dialogue. Miller reportedly relied more on storyboards than on screenplay in composing the film, but given that he’s had the better part of 30 years to get the 4th Mad Max film right, I’m fairly optimistic for Fury Road. Follow the jump for cast details, new images, and the release date:
By now you’ve probably heard some positive buzz for Transformers: Dark of the Moon. Maybe even hearing comments like “Best of the series”. Well gosh darn, that’s like saying you’re the smartest kid with down syndrome. At the end of the day, you’re still retarded. I apologize for the mentally challenged joke, but you can’t fix stupid and this addition into the robot fighting franchise is just as dumb. It’s riddled with all the problems of its predecessors, only slightly less. Instead of racist robots, bots with unfortunately placed bulbous balls, a push over villain, or being an overlong, numb experience; we get bots with Einstein hairdoos, a pout champion female lead, awkward moments of dialogue and more brand advertising than you can shake a stick at (GM cars and trucks, Mercedes SLS AMG, brand-name whiskey and brandy, Hermes bags, Cisco and Lenovo computers). But yes, if I must make the announcement, T:DOTM is a vast improvement from the last flick. “Dark of the Moon” manages to squeak out a semblance of a plot, the characters were entertaining (Yes, even The Beef was likable) and offers enough battle royal eye candy to lush over. GAWD! I can’t believe I just said that!
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.
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.
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.
It’s finally here, the moment we all haven’t been waiting for. The Transformers: Dark of the Moon trailer has debuted and I gotta say, it looks much better than I thought. Hopefully when more details and a longer trailer are revealed it will still look this cool.
Michael Bay’s latest edition the Transformers’ franchise is due out July 1st and is hopefully leaps and bounds better than the second one, Revenge of the Fallen (but honestly, without Megan Fox returning I don’t how it can be). Even though Fox has been replaced with Rosie Huntington (who will be playing an assistant at the english embassy and Shia’s love interest) there will definitely be some familiar faces like Josh Duhamel and Tyrese Gibson. And of course Shia will be back as the super nerdy, but none the less ballsy, Sam Witwicky.
As far as a lot of the problems that plagued the second Transformers’ flick, Bay had this to say,
“On the second movie we got burned. We had a writers strike, we had to agree on a story in three weeks, and then we knew they were going on strike. It was a [frick]ed scenario all the way around, it wasn’t fair to the writer, it wasn’t fair to me, it wasn’t fair to anybody. It was still an entertaining movie, but I think we failed on certain aspects. What we did with this movie is I think we have a much better script, and we got back to basics. I think there’s some really cool action on this movie, there’s some very cool conspiracy, there’s great robot stuff in this that people were missing in the second one, you’ve got great robot conflict. So I’m excited about this movie.”
Bay also commented on improvements made to the latest installment of the Tranformes’ franchise,
“It’s more serious. I got rid of the dorky comedy, I mean we’ve got two little characters, that’s it, but the dorkiness is not there. Dork-free Transformers. It’s much more serious. It’s still entertaining, it’s big looking. I think it’s much more compelling, what we did, how we funneled our action, what we’ve got our characters doing, they’ve got a lot more to do. My take on this movie was that I wanted to make the fighting a lot more personal. In the past two movies the cavalry has always came in, this time the cavalry isn’t coming. It’s black hawk down, a small group; they’re [frick]ed. It makes it more intimate.”
Lastly, what’s been pointed out about the Dark of the Moon teaser trailer that I found interesting is that is seems to a throwback to the the teaser trailer for the first Transformers movie. Both trailers are extremely vague and take place in space. Where as the second teaser trailer for the franchise’s Revenge of the Fallen plays off its stars showing footage of both LeBeouf and Fox. So what do you guys think of the new teaser trailer? Will there be more to look forward to than just Michael Bay blowing stuff up?? Also, since you probably haven’t watched them since I included the teaser trailers from the rest of Trasnformers’ franchise after the jump!
So what if it has a stupid title and the second was complete garbage (too much?) a third Transformers is being made none the less. Recently, some set photos have been released for Transformers: Dark of The Moon. There’s a bunch of photos of Shia Labeouf, Tyrese, and Victoria Secret model Rosie Huntington. Maybe this will get some of you guys excited for the next installment of the Transformers saga coming our wayJuly 1, 2011. Be sure to check out the photos after the jump and let us know what you think. Also, do you think that Michael Bay can breath some life back into this dying franchise with Dark of the Moon in which the plot entails a space race between U.S. and Russia in which Sam comes to the aid of his robot friends?