Yep, so this Summer sees Michael Bay's Transformers trilogy come to an end with the anticipated Dark of The Moon. Hopefully it won't be a bull-crap action fest like Revenge of The Fallen, and can return the franchise to it's former glory, set by the first film. I'm remaining hopeful as I think Bay along with Spielberg can learn from their mistakes and pull another gem out of the bag for this one. Here's the "short 'n' sweet" synopsis:
"The Autobots learn of a Cybertronian spacecraft on the Moon and must race against the Decepticons to find it and learn its secrets, which could turn the tide in the Transformers' final battle" - Wikipedia
And the return of the breakdown:
- 0:07 - Opening shot of the Moon. A crucial destination in this one, as the title suggests.
- 0:10 - Here's what I presume to be a Cybertron ship crashing into the Moon. Carrying some auotobots/decepticons no doubt...
- 0:15 - Looks like the crash will coincide with the 1969 Moon landings, as seen by (most likely) Neil Armstrong looking toward the wreckage.
- 0:17 - And then exploring it with buddy Buzz.
- 0:19-0:22 - Listen to the narrating dialogue here - "The entire space race of the 1960s was in response to an event.". Looks like we're rewriting history in this installment with a neat little twist.
- 0:27 - Neil is astounded by the finding.
- 0:30 - Present day now I think, in what looks like a military base of some kind.
- 0:34 - Good ol' Shia LaBeouf returns as the lovable Sam Witwicky.
- 0:41 - Enter the bots. No new additions here as far as I can see, presuming those heli's are just military.
- 0:47 - Optimus is getting tetchy. You can also see BumbleBee and Ratchet looking shiny as ever.
- 0:54 - Electronic power beacon of some kind shines out of the heart of LA (?). That's never a good sign...
- 0:58-1:09 - Looks like the crashed ship left a little extra baggage. Lot's of mean looking decepticons(?) emerge from the Moon's surface... Epic SFX on display here by the way. And that really big one getting out at 1:07 is called Trypticon, I believe, and is a Godzilla-like transformer of pure dinobot destruction.
- 1:09 - More beacons of electricity, this time coming from outside the Lincoln Memorial in D.C. telling from the Washington Monument out front.
- 1:10-1:17 - And here come said evil decepticons, laying waste on a global scale by the looks of things.
- 1:24 - Holy $*%#! Pretty bad-ass looking bot-ship flying around there.
- 1:26-1:27 - Shia tries to calm Megan Fox replacement, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley as the whole world goes kaputz. As you may have heard, Fox dropped out after arguments with director Michael Bay. Never fear though, as Whiteley was just crowned Maxim's No. 1 hottest woman, so the eye-candy will very much still be intact. Rosie here will play a new character, named Carly and apparently they're just running with the story that Sam and Mikayla broke up.
- 1:33 - Sweet looking decepticon standing upright here, with what looks to be a big effing gun on his arm.
- 1:36 - Some military dudes in flight suits make a sharp drop.
- 1:40-1:45 - Optimus kicking some butt, with a shiny new jet-pack and those awesome machetes which come from his arms.
- 1:46-1:51 - Some BumbleBee free-running action.
- 1:55 - Now here's a new one. What appears to be some sort of dragon-bot, wings and everything. Very cool, and ties in nicely with the dino-bot angle of Trypticon.
- 2:03 - Looks like we can expect some more sentimental Sam/BumbleBee scenes that made the first film good.
- 2:07 - Note the annoying agent guy from the past two movies in the background in this shot. He's in a wheelchair, so it'll be interesting to see how he comes to that.
- 2:09-2:22 - Okay, now this is awesome. Remember Trypticon from earlier, well he isn't just a goddamn T-Rex robot, but he can also use these huge tendril things to lacerate and destroy. Seen here, he's taking down a whole goddamn building! This looks freaking off the chain with effects!
- 2:25 - Comes out July 1st (USA anyway) and it's going to be in, wait for it......... 3-D! But don't worry, because it's been 70% shot in 3-D it should look more Avatar than Clash of The Titans.
Alright, yet another Summer cinema trip in store for this one I suppose. Just please, please, don't cock it up this time... See you next week, trailer fans.