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.
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?
This trailer is the first in God knows how long to get me AMPED up for a film, that I shake with excitement!
What happens when God gets tired of us lowly humans and decide to start over? Well nothing good, thats for sure.
IMDB plot summary:
After a terrifying biblical apocalypse descends upon the world, a group of strangers stranded in a remote truck stop diner in the Southwest unwittingly become humanity’s last line of defense when they discover the diner’s young waitress is pregnant with the messiah.
Holy Santa Clause shit! This movie looks incredible! In the the same apocalyptic veins of Constantine, this film looks like the Oscar version. Who woulda thought a Denis Quaid film would compel me to shriek like a girl….