Transformers: Dark of the Moon Trailer #2

Well if you were hoping to get something new and exciting out of Michael Bay’s Transformers: Dark of the Moon, you just may be out of luck. A new trailer for the upcoming summer movie hit the web last night, and it looks to deliver the exact same giant robot action, with the only difference being that this time they’re a little more giant. There’s the obligatory shots of Shia LaBeouf screaming “Optimus!”, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley looking even less expressive than Megan Fox, and lots of anonymous mechanical contraptions doing slow-mo pirouettes through sparks and smoke. Hey, if you liked Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, you’re going to love this.

To add to the feeling of deja vu, the trailer is also making use of a musical score very reminiscent of Inception, which only makes it like the 100th trailer this year to rip off Hans Zimmer. It seems like a cheap ploy even for Michael Bay. I guess one of the selling points this time around is the appearance of Shockwave, but just like all of the other robots, he seems virtually unrecognizable as the character I once knew. I’m still somewhat curious to see if Michael Bay brings anything new in terms of 3-D effects, but other than that I’m bored already. Transformers: Dark of the Moon hits theatres on July 1st; check out the trailer after the jump and see what you think.



  • I don’t think its as cheap ploy as the rest of the films, only because Hans Zimmer has a credit in all three Transformers films.

  • FoxMulder

    I’m sure this will be the best 3D since Avatar. For the rest, well…

  • Juan

    Looks great. My must see movie of the summer

  • Vic

    Sean, it’s easy to sit there and criticize all the time.

    If this is not new and exciting, then YOU tell me how you would make that movie better, new and exciting. It seems you actually think that you know more than Michael Bay himself. Just keep in mind: the guy is the 8th most successful filmmaker of all time for a reason!

    I’m sure he knows very well what he’s doing and he knows what the audience is expecting from these movies. I don’t believe for a second that he’ll basically repeat the scenes from the first two movies.

    And the music has nothing to do with that Inception flick. Because that piece of score was used many, many times before. Way before Inception’s premiere.

  • Steve

    I wish the government would have a flat $10.00 tax per person in the U.S. every year to pay Michael Bay NOT make movies.

  • Fatbologna

    Vic,

    The best way to make this series new and exciting is to start over with a different director. This looks entirely the same as all of Bay’s other movies. There’s shots here I’ve been seeing since the first Bad Boys. Saying the music’s been used many times BEFORE Inception ain’t helping your case much either.

    This looks every bit as boring as the first two movies and I’m not really interested in seeing more explosions, people looking desperately at the sky, Shia screaming for “OPTIMUS”, Shia screaming into a dumb-shit girl’s face, robots rolling around, wreckage hitting buildings, robots looking desperately at the sky or the newest model of shitty muscle car drivin’ real fast while the camera swoops it.

  • bert belgium

    well, i loved it!! can’t wait for july 1st!!

  • Darksiders

    ya cracka! that looks good!

  • Matt

    Soooo what happened in the trailer?? I’m still confused.

  • Jonny Ashley

    put the cube in my chest

  • Derek McFarland

    I agree with Vic about finding a new Director. I always thought of Michael Bay as a wanna be James Cameron. The eye candy fx in the trailer, look good just like the trailer did in T2:ROTF; however… there’s not much dialog going on; which is making me assume that the script will be no different from the first, or even worse… the 2nd film. The only Bay film I actually enjoyed was, The Island; and even that movie is hidden in my file cabinet instead of being the shelf with the majority. I’ve always hated his dumb ass camera angles, his scripts, his music scores, his /black stereotypes, and most of all…. his name in the credits, as director. I am however, a fan of Spielberg though; and have been a Transformers fan for longer than I can remember. I will most likely go see this film, while at the same time…think the worst; so maybe it won’t seem as bad as the 2nd film was. I really hope this film doesn’t “michael bay”, like the others films “michael bay’d”.
    But it probably will “michael bay”.

  • auraldissonance

    The only way this is better than 2 is if this ends on a downer like all the Transformers die, Shia dies, the vacant looking blonde chick doesn’t even notice and Earth is taken over by whatever the hell that thing is.

    And the only director that can save this franchise is Doug Nagy.

  • Napalm

    Wow what a blatant rip off of the Inception theme! A slight correction though, Sean… the Inception theme, Mind Heist, was composed by up and coming composer Zack Hemsey and not Hans Zimmer.

    As for the rest of the trailer it doesn’t vastly different from the previous two. I’m getting a sense that this will be dead serious. I guess it’s Bay’s way of making up for the black robots in part 2.

  • Vic

    Fatbologna,

    There already is a director for the series and his name is Michael Bay. The only way you can change that is if you go back in time, year 2005, and ask Spileberg to find a different director. It’s too late anyway, because the trilogy is a fact, it’s extremely successful, most people (outside the internet of course) love these films and that’s all that matters.

    And no offence, but you’re clearly a hater, so I’m not surpised that you would ask for a new director, new actors, new everything.

    Btw, despite what you say, you’ll definitely see Transformers 3. I’m 100% sure. Same goes for the other so-called “haters”. Most of them are not even haters, they’re just bunch a kids who wanna sound like tough guys on the internetzzz.

    They’re kinda funny actually.

  • Nils

    I know this will:
    a) be way too fucking long
    b) have me tired of the action/melodrama after 45 minutes
    c) be pure overindulgence in the effects- and transformations department
    ,but hell, this trailer really wants to make me see it in theatres while sipping several beers

  • Matt

    @Nils – You sip beer?

  • Fatbologna

    Vic,

    A. I’m a 29 year old man.
    B. I definitely am a hater of this series.
    C. I can assure you 100% that I won’t see this. I walked out of the first film with 20 minutes left and never bothered with the second after hearing reviews and seeing the trailers.

    To go with Jay’s previous analysis, Michael Bay’s like a dad trying to be cool by wearing an 8-ball jacket, buying a muscle car and hitting on his son’s girlfriend.

  • ParanoidGoon

    How many more times will we have to hear Shia La Douche scream out “OPYIMUS!”?

  • sammy

    I love reading all the biased write ups you bloggers are forced to do for hits but out of spite cause you hate this material.

  • OST

    I think it looks sweet!

  • Diz shit iz hot caint wait till it comez out.