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Does This TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON Trailer Prime Your Optimus??

Merrick here...

There's now an "announcement trailer" for the third of Michael Bay's TRANSFORMERS films online at Apple  - it's available in all kindsa Glorious Quicktime. 

See it here HERE!!!

Presumably, the finished movie will actually have Transformers in it. 

Oddly, Timur Bekmambetov (NIGHT WATCH, DAY WATCH, WANTED)  is shepherding a movie called APOLLO 18 that evidently pivots on the same conceit  - i.e. an Apollo flight that discovers evidence of alien intelligence on the moon. That should arrive in theaters in early March,  a few months before this title hits screens.  Not that this means anything at all.

Just sayin'...


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  • Dec. 8, 2010, 7:11 p.m. CST

    Still looks shit

    by D o o d

    nice one Bay, at least you're consistent!

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 7:16 p.m. CST

    Cant wait to see another shit movie

    by LowDevil

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 7:26 p.m. CST


    by Mr Soze

    Bay is an asswipe

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 7:28 p.m. CST

    I'm guessing that's Unicron

    by alienindisguise

    Same color scheme and robo 'stache.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 7:29 p.m. CST

    Light of the Moon

    by pencil-man

    How the Hell is there a spotlight on the dark side of the moon? AH, who cares, just nice to see some plot going on in a Transformers sequel.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 7:29 p.m. CST

    Apollo 18

    by Shaw

    Sounds interesting. This, not so much.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 7:30 p.m. CST

    OK...that was kinda cool

    by Mistahtibbs

    And I thought the second was long and boring as shit. Dammit, Bay! You've put my ass back in the theatre. Damn you! Kidding. heh. MT

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 7:30 p.m. CST

    What a waste!

    by lantern48

    2 minutes for that non-sense? *fart*

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 7:32 p.m. CST

    Weird teaser.

    by question83

    Are they trying to suprise people ? Is there anybody suprised by the big Transformer in space ? After two movies about transforming robots from another planet ? Maybe the movie will be about transformers in different time periods ? "Look there's Optimus Prime, right behind Lee Harvey Oswald !"

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 7:32 p.m. CST

    What the hell?

    by lantern48

    Did all the comments get wiped?

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 7:33 p.m. CST

    Looks Cool...

    by BojTrek

    That trailer alone looks better than Parts I and II...

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 7:34 p.m. CST

    Secret fo 40 years???

    by lantern48

    They had Megs and the Cube for loner than that. Mikey Bay's an idiot.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 7:38 p.m. CST

    Would be interesting...

    by GeorgieBoy

    If it weren't Transformers 3.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 7:39 p.m. CST

    So... No Unicron, Huh?

    by jalfredprufrock

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 7:41 p.m. CST

    Is this trailer accurate?

    by Kraven Morehead

    Was Michael Collins in on this too or was it just Neil and Buzz?

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 7:42 p.m. CST

    Hmmm . . .

    by stillwater79

    I can't help but notice dust kicking up when (I guess that's supposed to be) Neil Armstrong jumps on the surface of the moon. Doesn't that require air? Not that a movie about giant robots is exactly going for realism. But to answer your question, NO. The last two have been giant cinematic turds, and I expect this one to be no different. Bay is completely useless as a filmmaker. I'd hope Spielberg would know better, but apprarently not.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 7:42 p.m. CST

    by lead_sharp

    Just caught this, looks interesting, agree it needs actually robots in it though, not like there a big secret. Like the moon conspiracy, shame it was used for this.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 7:44 p.m. CST

    Looks like shit

    by Trannyformers_Apologist

    Will Shia and Bay claim this movie as "the best movie yet" only to admit a year latter, that the "haters" were right(again)and that the movie sucked ass?

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 7:45 p.m. CST

    Was that

    by damned-dirty-ape

    Ghenghis KahnBot? I'm also hoping that we see the dog fucking at least 5 times in this movie.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 7:54 p.m. CST

    Bay, You Suck Rhinoceros ASS

    by Ferf Muckmeyer

    This looks like the lamest-ass premise for any movie. Typical BAY. Fuck You Asshole.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 8 p.m. CST


    by Dallas1701D

    ..... who want's to start the speculation train rolling on who the Transformer in the crashed ship is. Looked like an awkward version of Alpha Trion to me, but I can't imagine they'd dig that much into Autobot lore. Unicron, maybe? Albeit a much smaller version?

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 8:03 p.m. CST


    by gruemanlives

    The Dark of The Moon The Dark Knight Rises The Dark.....DARK!!!!! Dark. DARK DARK DARK. DARKITY DARK DARK. ROB SCHNEDIDER IS....THE STAPLER!!!! Rated : PG-13

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 8:04 p.m. CST

    Wow, what a long trailer that showed nothing.

    by TheUltimateMathTeacher


  • Dec. 8, 2010, 8:15 p.m. CST

    What about Hobbit casting news?? Cate Blanchett

    by Quadrillionaire

    is returning. Mikael Persbrandt is Beorn. Ken Stott is Dwarf Lord Balin. Sylvester McCoy is Radagast the Brown.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 8:16 p.m. CST

    What about Hobbit casting news?? Cate Blanchett

    by Quadrillionaire

    is returning. Mikael Persbrandt is Beorn. Ken Stott is Dwarf Lord Balin. Sylvester McCoy is Radagast the Brown.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 8:16 p.m. CST

    Glorious hairy ass cheeks and confused dogs in 3d.

    by OnO

    Oh, the whole family can enjoy.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 8:18 p.m. CST

    that trailer was pretty sweet

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    I never had the hate on for the second film that others do so I'm looking forward to this final chapter in bayformers

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 8:19 p.m. CST

    It's gonna be terrible.

    by cossack_says_die

    Love the updated design. Much more readable. It doesn't look like a jumble of letters at first glance anymore. Well done.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 8:20 p.m. CST

    Lame trailer...

    by vettebro

    for a 3rd movie. That would have been an awesome teaser for the FIRST Transformers movie. Not the THIRD. Lame...

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 8:21 p.m. CST

    Damn you Michael Bay!

    by qtipsq

    Didn't see the second one and if this gets terrible reviews, I am not going to see it either.


  • Dec. 8, 2010, 8:25 p.m. CST

    always cool sound and visual effects

    by antonphd

    these movies are good for background noise during a party

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 8:27 p.m. CST


    by Mockingbuddha

    I guess that could be cool, but only if some Hip Hop robots take him out by kicking him in the balls.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 8:35 p.m. CST

    This is going to Shit!...

    by BlackBriar

    Bay your a complete Ass! All these movies have been a massive pile of shit. and this one might take the Shitcake.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 8:36 p.m. CST

    I can see Bay writing this plot on a napkin

    by Nerd Rage

    "Yeah, they discovered the Transformers on a moon landing AND that was the 'real' conspiracy, awesome!" *snooorrrt*

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 8:39 p.m. CST

    I really hope

    by ninthconfiguration

    there's twice the dog humping in it. Wouldn't want to disappoint your fans, eh Bay?

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 8:40 p.m. CST

    it reminds me

    by Bloo

    of the first Transfomers trailer on Mars, that never had any pay off

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 8:41 p.m. CST


    by MainMan2001

    Seriously Man that was sooooo, painfully lame. It was 2 and a half minutes of literally nothing. A robot at the end. I've seen the first two. The moon shit looks completely and utterly boring. Why is it that all moon footage looks completely fake?! The two astronauts walking along was completely laughable. That trailer said everything I needed to know about the movie. Completely over long with no payoff. Michael Bay Your Fucking Out!!!!

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 8:41 p.m. CST

    Or at least...

    by ninthconfiguration

    twice the script.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 8:42 p.m. CST

    Not too bad....

    by Onin Solstice

    As long we get more robot on robot action and less Shia spazzing the fuck out, the more I can get into this. Unicron FTW!

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 8:47 p.m. CST

    Ugh!!! Just got some of Michael Bay's stale

    by CellarDweller

    spunk in my eye. Someone give me an antibiotic stat!

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 8:51 p.m. CST

    What, no Pink Floyd?

    by crankyoldguy

    Oh, wait, that album came out a few years after the first moon landing.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 8:52 p.m. CST

    bay admitted TF2 was bad...

    by Rindain

    ...and he said TF3 would have more wide-angle shots, a better story, and would have more intimate action scenes. The teaser wa great imo too.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 9 p.m. CST

    TF3: In The Shadow Of Devastator & Bay's Balls

    by riddleman1674

    Yeah.......this shitfest looks like it's a HUGE step up from that last toilet flusher. Someone please make this fuckin guy and his lame eye blinding metal splinter-bots go away for good. If the world doesn't end, maybe a decent reboot will be around in the next decade. *sigh*

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 9:04 p.m. CST

    Bay pwns you all!!!

    by silent_blob

    Kneel before Bay!!!

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 9:05 p.m. CST

    I like it.

    by the new transported man

    Pretty compelling trailer, too bad they royally fucked up the 1st 2 movies. Anyway, maybe this one's about a 40 year-old conspiracy w/Shockwave or some shit.

  • That is all

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 9:08 p.m. CST

    Fuck the haters!

    by boogy110

    You fuckers will go see this no matter how much you bitch and gripe.....and you know this man!!!!!!!

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 9:09 p.m. CST

    Great Film Trailer

    by Media Messiah

    The trailer honestly looks good, and is intriguing--I just hate the Transformers though. It's just a dumb concept. BTW, isn't there another movie out there with the same concept as Dark Of The Moon...called Apollo 18? Everyone in Hollywood is a crook.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 9:11 p.m. CST

    My Post Didn't Go Through?

    by Media Messiah

    More technical problems???!!!

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 9:11 p.m. CST

    Did you evem watch the trailer?

    by leisuredrummer

    There was a Transformer in it.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 9:13 p.m. CST

    Oh, I See

    by Media Messiah

    The newer posts are showing-up at the top of the page!!!

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 9:17 p.m. CST

    If it werent Bayformers

    by smatt584

    I would actually be excited by this trailer. And all the whiney comments about how the trailer is boring just go to show how short the attention spans of those interested in this shit really are. "There aren't any explosions in this commercial, it sucks". <p> On a side note: I think it's fucking hilarious how Bay was all up in arms when TF2 came out about the negative comments and now he's making all these excuses and promising a better product for TF3 during his set visits now. Way to show some backbone there. If you're going to make shitty movies the least you can do is stand by them. The guy knows he had shit on his hands making the last one and blew smoke up everyones ass about how much better than TF1, TF2 would be and now he's saying the same thing about TF3. Seriously, fuck off MB.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 9:20 p.m. CST


    by DiscoGodfather

    For some reason your comment made me think of the opening credits of "Watchmen", only with Transformers in it. This is what happens when I can't watch "Ninja Warrior" because my TV won't pick up digital cable. Damn you, Comcast!

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 9:22 p.m. CST

    Whats going on with the stie?

    by Sedani


  • Dec. 8, 2010, 9:27 p.m. CST

    If it werent Bayformers

    by smatt584

    I would actually be excited by this trailer. And all the whiney comments about how the trailer is boring just go to show how short the attention spans of those interested in this shit really are. "There aren't any explosions in this commercial, it sucks". <p> On a side note: I think it's fucking hilarious how Bay was all up in arms when TF2 came out about the negative comments and now he's making all these excuses and promising a better product for TF3 during his set visits now. Way to show some backbone there. If you're going to make shitty movies the least you can do is stand by them. The guy knows he had shit on his hands making the last one and blew smoke up everyones ass about how much better than TF1, TF2 would be and now he's saying the same thing about TF3. Seriously, fuck off MB.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 9:27 p.m. CST

    Remember the first teaser?

    by Nerd Rage

    A Mars rover "discovers" a Transformer. Hey you lazy fuckers, there's 3rd grade fan fiction with more creative ambition.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 9:30 p.m. CST

    If he was going for transformers in the past

    by qjinx

    Then why not dinobots in the time of dinosaurs? Robots in disguise fighting dinosaurs Throw in a couple dragons, a talking fish, and some ninjas and count me in This wouldve been a much better teaser for the first one IMO. But for a third movie? Pretty anti climatic

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 9:33 p.m. CST


    by ultragoregrind

    I want to see a proper trailer.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 9:33 p.m. CST

    Can we skip this movie and go straight to the REBOOT?

    by Nerd Rage

    Bay ran out of ideas somewhere in the first half hour of TF1.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 9:34 p.m. CST

    the trailer looks cool

    by fat_rancor_keeper

    i kinda wish it was another movie

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 9:34 p.m. CST

    Too bad the dark side of the moon...

    by Badger23

    ...isn't dark enough to stop lens-flare.

  • Wow. The subject line can be really long, now. Waaay out of the box that it supposed to contain it. Let's all abuse this, shall we?

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 9:35 p.m. CST

    Bayformers are pop trash one hit wonders...

    by Tikidonkeypunch

    You know you secretly like em but you quickly jump on the hate bandwagon. Or the jokes are funny the first time, but get more annoying with following viewings.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 9:35 p.m. CST

    Microphone check one, two

    by daggor

    My post didn't appear... AICN isn't... moderating the posts now, are they?

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 9:41 p.m. CST


    by theblackvegtable

    Hate to say it but it actually looks pretty decent

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 9:42 p.m. CST

    For a second there

    by Rectal Blowout

    I thought it was a fan trailer about LV426. When the name/logo exploded at the end, it sounded like a fart. Very effective.... So the first one had Mars in the teaser. Now the Moon. Do these 3 movie tie together at all?

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 9:47 p.m. CST


    by sardonia

    fucking awesome

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 9:51 p.m. CST

    Looks ok...

    by NzYme

    Everyone here will watch it so I know I'm not alone with the impression. Never had a problem with the Transformers movies. As long as they are loud and blow shit up I'm happy. I mean really now....Did anyone really think they were going to hand out fucking oscars for this trilogy?

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 9:51 p.m. CST

    Looks stupid

    by elsewhere

    par for the course. How soon until we get a reboot?

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 9:52 p.m. CST

    Don't worry

    by Bobo_Vision

    Bobo_Vision ain't blurry.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 9:57 p.m. CST

    What the Hell is going on here?

    by L.H.Puttgrass

    Harry? What happened to the Kong background? Eh? <p> Anybody know what's going on?

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 9:58 p.m. CST

    I know they wanted Transformers to be edgy

    by elsewhere

    and cool, but they really could have made these movies special. These should have taken place in the 80's along with all of the 80's cheesiness associated. It could have been similar in satire like RoboCop. Missed opportunity.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 9:59 p.m. CST

    BEAUTIFUL sound design, as always

    by Joely_Boy

    Revenge of the Fallen was the best film of last year. Eat cum, haters.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 10:01 p.m. CST

    Oh! NO!!

    by L.H.Puttgrass


  • Dec. 8, 2010, 10:05 p.m. CST

    What? No paragraphs? <p> No. <p> Et Tu Harry? Et Tu

    by L.H.Puttgrass

    It's like a firey dragon has torn the kingdom of Harry asunder.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 10:06 p.m. CST

    The first film wasn't the worst thing ever

    by Samdroid

    It wasn't anything special, but it was far from the atrocity you guys are making it out to be. Just a mindless popcorn film that had its moments. The second one is probably the worst film I've ever paid to see, though. Absolutely fucking awful. This trailer does not make up for what I went through watching that movie.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 10:09 p.m. CST

    It's anarchy!

    by L.H.Puttgrass

    Dogs and cats, living together! <p> With no paragraphs!!! Oh! OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHH!!!!!!

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 10:11 p.m. CST

    I don't know........

    by archer1949

    I kinda liked the first one. The second one sucked ass. This teaser was all kinds of cool, though.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 10:12 p.m. CST

    No paragraphs! And... and... OH! MY! GOOODD!!!

    by L.H.Puttgrass

    It's upside DOWN!!! Aaaahhh!! My eyes!

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 10:18 p.m. CST

    There are fewer and fewer posts!

    by L.H.Puttgrass

    Every time I refresh the page! Is it the New EDIT button? Are people's posts committing Hari-Kari? Editting themselves out of existence! Say it isn't so!

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 10:19 p.m. CST

    Thought it looked cool...

    by JustUsNerdsHere

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 10:20 p.m. CST

    Thought it looked cool...

    by JustUsNerdsHere

    ...Then I saw Bay's name and remember it'll suck dick.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 10:23 p.m. CST

    I hate to say it...

    by ufoclub1977

    But this trailer is great fun. And I haven't even bothered to watch the second in this series.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 10:27 p.m. CST

    I don't care...

    by chrisdosmil

    I'm watching it.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 10:30 p.m. CST

    Looks interesting

    by bohdi71

    But then again so did T 2 so I'll reserve my judgement til the movie comes out. The 3d transformers would look insanely cool.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 10:34 p.m. CST

    If it looks like

    by Rectal Blowout

    <P> a turd, smells like a turd, and feels like a turd. </P> <P> Well then.... </P>

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 10:41 p.m. CST

    Ummm the writers know we orbited the moon

    by eric haislar

    on Apollo 8, 9, and 10 right? So NASA would have been well informed about this since 1968. Also if the ship is on the Dark side of the moon why is it lit up like a christmas tree?

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 10:44 p.m. CST

    What, some posts make it through

    by Rectal Blowout

    and others don't. What was wrong with the site before?

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 10:45 p.m. CST


    by eric haislar

    The Moon has gravity and a very very thin atmosphere so you will get dust.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 10:46 p.m. CST


    by Stugart

    what the fuck is this about? Is it a prequel? I don't fucking get it. What a waste of time.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 10:56 p.m. CST

    I...actually liked it

    by kafka07

    Damn you Michael Bay for making me like it!!!

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 10:57 p.m. CST

    LOVE the new Talkback!!!

    by 3D-Man

    The trailer? Not so much.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 11:01 p.m. CST

    Now I know what

    by Rectal Blowout

    the Chinese internet is like.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 11:10 p.m. CST

    Was that Wreck-Gar?

    by iceman199

    From the planet Junkion?

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 11:12 p.m. CST


    by iceman199

    Wreck-Gar, Wreck-Gar WRECK-GAR!!!!!

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 11:12 p.m. CST

    Shia Lapoof

    by nobodycallsmcflyachicken

    first man on the moon.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 11:13 p.m. CST

    Unicron is the moon!

    by iceman199

    Unicron, Unicron, UNICRON!!

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 11:13 p.m. CST

    shia laboof

    by nobodycallsmcflyachicken

    first man on the moon

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 11:14 p.m. CST


    by nobodycallsmcflyachicken

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 11:15 p.m. CST

    The dark side of the moon ISN'T ACTUALLY DARK IDIOTS.

    by OandA

    USE SOME LOGIC. Dark side of hte moon only faces away from earth. THAT MEANS WHEN IT ROTATES AROUND EARTH THE BACK OF THE MOON GETS SUNLIGHT. HOW THE HELL DO YOU THINK MOON PHASES WORK. Read a book or use some friggin logic.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 11:15 p.m. CST

    first butches!!

    by nobodycallsmcflyachicken

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 11:16 p.m. CST

    Very much like a whore...

    by HorrorFan81

    This movie will make a shitload of money whilst eating cock.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 11:16 p.m. CST

    GAKK! I hate this new's so BIG.

    by BurnHollywood

    Hope this isn't the finished product... Looked good until they showed the astronauts on the surface...they could only do a funny little "bunny hop" (1/6th gravity or no, that shit was still heavy), not bound around like that. Anyway...anyone else think it was pretty much an ALIEN derelict sequence ripoff?

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 11:19 p.m. CST


    by BurnHollywood

    WTF? Where's my post?

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 11:23 p.m. CST

    Whether or not you're sent to a "camp" far away...

    by SierraTangoFoxtrotUniform

    ...should depend on whether or not you like these movies, especially the second one. That moron that said Revenge of the Fallen was the best movie of last year will be the first one to go to this camp and he will never be seen or heard from again.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 11:45 p.m. CST


    by daggor

    All Bay films sound the same to me.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 11:46 p.m. CST

    the ol'

    by montessaurus

    where is my post gonna end up game. playing it now.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 11:48 p.m. CST

    I HAVE

    by montessaurus


  • Dec. 8, 2010, 11:59 p.m. CST


    by RedHorseVector

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 12:16 a.m. CST

    Looks good to me, I'll be there!!

    by The Founder

    Well I will. I ain't snobby or one of the many here who bash shit cause they think it's cool and yet go see the movie anyway.

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 12:19 a.m. CST

    Wah wah wah continuity, wah prequel wah

    by IceTitan

    Nobody even has a clue what it's about yet and you guys are already tearing it to pieces. That said, I bet this will be the best one yet. Did anybody else happen to notice the random limbs hanging around in that ship too? I thought I saw some arms and torsos or something. It looked like there were a bunch of other bots in there besides Unicron (if that's him).

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 12:19 a.m. CST

    yvan eht nioj

    by nobodycallsmcflyachicken


  • Dec. 9, 2010, 12:20 a.m. CST

    yvan eht nioj

    by nobodycallsmcflyachicken

    yvan eht nioj

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 12:21 a.m. CST

    there is no firsts here

    by nobodycallsmcflyachicken

    there is no lasts here, it's all one

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 12:22 a.m. CST

    Was That Unicron!?!?

    by Autodidact

    Holy shnikeys!

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 12:22 a.m. CST

    wheres the edit button

    by Phategod2

    Im using a old web brower but I dont see a edit button. You know the complete opposite of Michael Bay.

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 12:26 a.m. CST

    so the post go from bottom to top now?

    by Phategod2

    And this whole series of movies is from Planet Junkion.

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 12:38 a.m. CST

    Does anyone know where I can watch the Non quicktime version

    by Phategod2

    for all the people with non Iphone phones.

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 12:43 a.m. CST

    It can NOT be Unicron

    by pauduro

    Unicron is a FRIKING planet its bigger than the moon but maybe its a new stupid twist to the original story like there is a Transformers HEAVEN

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 12:56 a.m. CST


    by The_Black_Vegetable

    Is dead to me, fuck you bay fuck you

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 12:59 a.m. CST

    by The_Black_Vegetable

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 1:17 a.m. CST

    Goddam Quicktime

    by SlickyVonBoner

    Everytime I try and watch a trailer on that piece of shit I get so frustrated I want to murder the world. Over the last 5 year and 3 computers I could rarely ever get a movie to play in IE or FireFox. After an ubsurdly long wait to load, the browser crashes, or this time... sound with no video... Yay! What a fucking joke.

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 1:31 a.m. CST

    Unicron's Size is Fine.. I'm So There

    by Autodidact

    If Unicron's only the size of a skyscraper, I'm fine with that. I'm pretty sure Cybertron and most of the robotic TF worlds are pretty small compared to the earth and moon. Not so small that Unicron could swallow them up, but maybe small enough that he could slowly consume them over thousands of years before moving on. <p>I am fucking there... the first two TF movies were not perfect, but I'll be damned if I ever thought growing up that the eventual live action TF movies would be given such high profile treatment. <p>Yes TF2 has one of the most nonsensical plots and really doesn't build up or pay off all that well... but it does have a lot of giant robots fighting, which is pretty much all I asked for. I'm not saying I liked the story or the mom tackling freshmen, but the robots fought and blew up real good. Optimus ripped another robot's head in half. In the first movie he cut a robot's head off. That's bad-ass. I'll take the two existing TF movies over, say King Kong remake, any day. I mention King Kong because when that came out I was like "as long as it has a giant gorilla in it, I'm cool", but seriously that movie is pretty much garbage.

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 1:35 a.m. CST

    Cool rubber booties

    by justmyluck


  • Dec. 9, 2010, 1:35 a.m. CST

    Well that didn't make any damn sense

    by D.Vader

    That Transformer had a human face. What is this, the 80s cartoon??

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 1:37 a.m. CST


    by D.Vader

    Its a Space Robot!

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 1:42 a.m. CST

    Looks like Typical Bay Crap

    by BuffDaddy

    To me. But I think it's gonna be awesome with all the dead stunt people that got killed or hurt during production. But Michael Bay succs also so it can go either good or bad. I hope he brings Anthony Anderson bacc on. He should bring bacc Jon Voight also

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 1:45 a.m. CST

    Seeing that ship on the moon full of "dead" 'Bots...

    by D.Vader

    Made me wish for the Ark.

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 1:48 a.m. CST

    Nah, daggor

    by D.Vader

    The talkbackers are just REALLY fucked up. That's all!

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 1:50 a.m. CST

    Er, whoops. Meant "Talkbacks", not "talkbackers"

    by D.Vader

    Though I wouldn't have been lying with the first mistake anyway.

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 2:07 a.m. CST

    Science Lesson

    by Pooty

    Okay, here we go. Only one side of the moon faces the Earth. The moon rotates at such a rate that it completes one rotation per orbit thus presenting only one face to the Earth. The dark side of the moon is truly the dark side. LOS (loss of signal) occurred when Apollo 11, the command module, went around the back of the moon. The radio equipment on the lunar module did not have sufficient power to broadcast all the way to Earth. The command module was required to relay the signal to Earth. when the command module went dark so did the ground team even though they were still on the side of the moon facing Earth. The comment in the trailer, " You're in the dark" obviously referred to the fact that the live tv broadcast was off the air. It seems clear from the trailer that the broadcast equipment on the lunar module had sufficient power, for purposes of the story, to broadcast to Earth, but that information was kept a secret in order to explain the LOS and allow the astronauts to complete their secret mission. As for the dust, have you noticed all those craters. They were made by little rocks impacting on the surface of the moon. They sure kicked up a hell of a lot of dust. For all the complaining you all do about how stupid these movies are, they put out a trailer that requires a bit of basic science knowledge and you all lose your shit. Sad.

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 2:33 a.m. CST

    Nice trailer!

    by Ciderman

    After the explosive sh1te in the underpants that was the last Transformers film this one looks pretty good, at least from the trailer... But then, so did the last one! I like alternate/hidden history stories so could be interesting. Lets hope this doesn't spoil the pot for Apollo 18, now that should be all kinds of awesome!

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 2:39 a.m. CST

    Im hoping

    by Loveinformant

    you cant have the word MOON in the title without the MOON playing a massive in IT TRANSFORMS INTO UNICRON!!!!! Maybe he ran out of fuel millions of years ago and rock built up around him. Either than that excitement a mediocre teaser. Reminds me of Alien when the cosmonauts discover the space jockey. Could have been cooler.

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 2:41 a.m. CST

    This is getting the same positive buzz as the first one.

    by ganymede3010

    After the 20 minute press viewing yesterday everyone stated what they were shown was nothing short of amazing. I hope so, after ROTF he better come correct this time around.

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 2:41 a.m. CST

    This is getting the same positive buzz as the first one.

    by ganymede3010

    After the 20 minute press viewing yesterday everyone stated what they were shown was nothing short of amazing. I hope so, after ROTF he better come correct this time around.

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 2:45 a.m. CST


    by jabba_quest

    It's hilarious how Bay is trying to lure us with a storyline and that some people are getting sucked into it. "Maybe this one will be different", "Maybe he realised the error of his ways"... I'm willing to put my salary on the line that that's not the case. You can't teach an old dog/bad storyteller/egomaniac new tricks, when will we learn?

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 2:48 a.m. CST

    Looks like Bay is back in form (no pun intended)

    by Larrylongballs

    Bay in outer space was great in Armageddon.

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 2:52 a.m. CST

    where's the splosions

    by Phategod2

    WTF did that have to do with transformers.

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 3:21 a.m. CST

    It's not Unicron.

    by The_Coyote

    It's Alpha Trion.

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 3:37 a.m. CST

    I'm first...

    by marsellus7

    and I have absolutely nothing to say about Transformers (apart from the 2nd part was wank!)

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 3:48 a.m. CST

    Well, at least the title now makes sense...

    by bubcus

    ... it feels consistent with the previous two entries. The teaser for the first film and the premise for the second. Think I am going to go watch some of the cartoon series to remind myself why I love this franchise in the first place ("Enter the Nightbird" remaining one of my favorite episodes).

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 4:30 a.m. CST

    This 'New Look' Primes My Optimus!

    by HarryWhereIsYourInceptionReview

    ....not really

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 4:36 a.m. CST

    It's not Unicron.

    by Oneiros42

    People are actually basing the idea that he's Unicron because he has a robotic MOUSTACHE? Come on, even if Bay wasn't making Unicron a planet (hardly likely without a ridiculous budget), you'd think he'd still be enormous somehow. As far as anyone knows, it's a Transformer with a proper face. Could be Alpha Trion, could be anyone. The only way that robot is Unicron is because Bay NAMED him Unicron.

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 4:39 a.m. CST


    by Ropacon

    Series is based on a cheesy show and a LINE OF TOYS. Bay creates a spectacle of it, do you really need more? Sometimes it is fun to turn the brain off and watch ridiculosity unfold before your eyes.

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 5:19 a.m. CST


    by kwisatzhaderach

    Jackson's King Kong is like Lawrence of Arabia compared to the Transformers 'movies'.

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 6:02 a.m. CST

    That's ok jabba_quest

    by Wade Wilson

    We don't want your 12K/yr salary from working at Gamestop.

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 6:14 a.m. CST

    I'm out

    by UGG

    this sites fucked. Looks and feels shit.

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 6:42 a.m. CST

    Michael's Restraint

    by brainfood

    Bay showed a lot of self control and restraint with this announcement trailer. I am shocked and amazed.

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 6:44 a.m. CST

    That Bot

    by brainfood

    I believe that bot in the trailer is Silverbolt. I read somewhere early on that he has something to do with the U.S/Russia Space Race in the plot of the movie. Apparently he will be voiced by Uncle Phil, James Avery. Uncle Phil-tron.

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 7:13 a.m. CST

    This looks sort of better than the last one

    by Colonel_Blimp

    But of course the trailer for TF:RotF(L) looked good as well. <p>Plus, there's some worrisome inanity here: Are they implying the Eagle landed on the dark side of the moon? Or that the moon somehow rotated after they landed, and that the spot where the Eagle landed eventually was on the dark side, causing the radio blackout? Or that Neil and Buzz hiked to the dark of the moon while the command module was in radio blackout? <P> I suppose I'm being anal here, but whatever the answer, it doesn't really inspire confidence that this movie will be any less moronic than the last one. <P>Caveat: this is just unclear in the trailer, and perfectly reasonable in the film (doubt it though).

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 7:33 a.m. CST

    THE ROBOT IS......

    by 1st and only

    'Sentinal Prime' my dear Transformer lore ignorants

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 7:49 a.m. CST


    by Joely_Boy

    I might have go to this "camp" but you're just plain CAMP. Careful you don't drown in semen while cum guzzling, you girl's dick.

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 8:12 a.m. CST

    It's not Unicron, nor is it a Decepticon.

    by Soundblaster

    Notice the blue eyes and Prime-like helmet. I'm going to deduce that the mystery Cybertronian is none other than Sentinel Prime. The other robots, I imagine, are members of his "expedition". This was all mentioned in the second movie.

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 8:18 a.m. CST

    I like Unicrons' 'stache

    by sfgeek

    Robot 'staches! Awesome! Not really. I feel a paradox coming on with these movies.

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 8:45 a.m. CST

    There was no Megan Foxx in the Trailer

    by MAD_MIKE

    That means this film is already 100% better. I still won't see it though.

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 9:11 a.m. CST


    by stevepants

    Which one of those things transforms to look like Megan Fox?

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 9:14 a.m. CST


    by ihatefanboys

    Yes these idiots need a science lesson, theyre too busy jerking off, playing video games, and tryin to figure out reasons why they shouldnt just kill themselves, so paying any attention in school to history lessons is just lame. @ all the haters.... the trailer was awesome, i cant wait to see it. at least those two hack writers orci and kurtzman are out. those are the two writers who wrote both of the first 2 movies in this series, and are now thankfully gone. dont get me wrong, i loved both transformers 1 and 2, but if any blame is to be placed for what the haters dont like about them should be focused on these 2 guys, not bay. bay is a director, not a writer, orci proclaimed that balls on devastator was his idea, its fact, its documented. get over this BAY hate and realize that these movies are not just for us G1 veterans, as much as the losers want to try to connect this to that and that to this. that robot in the ship may be no one familiar at all, just a random robot in a ship on the moon. the only thing the fanboys have to understand is that this is not G1, just as armada, energon, cybertron, animated, and now prime are not G1, its all different continuitys, different universes, different versions of the same brand name....its not a difficult concept to grasp

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 9:15 a.m. CST

    Nice teaser

    by Sonny_Williams

    But unless this movie is better than TF1, big deal. I'm trying hard to believe that it HAS to be better than TF2... doesn't it? Bay is no cinematic genius (shocking to hear, I know!) but he's usually good for watchable, yet forgettable, popcorn-chomping fun. I've never expected more than that from this franchise; it's based on fucking toys so I'm not expecting 2001, but I'd like better than PLAN 9!

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 9:17 a.m. CST

    I hate the upside down talkback...


    You either start at the top and read posts in the wrong order, or start at the bottom and make your eyes hurt because they have to flick up and down constantly to read the subject before the post. Pain in the arse. Oh and the trailer looks meh.

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 9:20 a.m. CST

    Get Bruce Willis!

    by jarjarmessiah

    They will kill unicron with the help of scrappy yet loveable roughnecks and an experimental space shuttle.

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 9:55 a.m. CST

    Looks kinda stoopid


    But what can you expect after Transformers 2. Looks like Michael Bay is borrowing extensively from his own back catalogue once again as that was very reminiscent of Armageddon although I'm sure he'll be ripping off other movies too, they've already taken the 'Inception trailer horn'.

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 10:01 a.m. CST

    Don't think that's Unicron...

    by Bootskin

    There've been rumors that we'd see Alpha Trion (Optimus Prime's "Father") in this one. Maybe that's him. Looked awfully 'happy' for Unicron...but hey, what the hell do I know?

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 10:02 a.m. CST

    What the fuck has happened to this site?


    Posts randomly disappear, the Talkback is back to front and I just refreshed the page and now it's saying 'No Comments Yet'. WTF? There was nothing wrong with the website before, if it ain't broke don't fix it.

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 10:54 a.m. CST


    by redkamel

    Yes, this is totally nitpicky, but its hard to take the "period" shooting in the film seriously when the suits look brand new, there is no "60s feel" and the spacesuits have LEDs in them.

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 10:58 a.m. CST

    At first I thought...

    by emteem

    ...that was Sam in the astronaut suit when I watched it in a crappy YouTube version, and was actually intrigued (even though I knew it would still suck) that somehow Sam was in 1969 in Neil Armstrong's place on the moon investigating a Transformer. Nobody else seemed to be mentioning it so I watched a better version and realized it wasn't. oh well.

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 11:01 a.m. CST

    Apollo 18 - MOONTRAP anyone

    by quintana007

    I want my killerrobot.

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 11:05 a.m. CST

    Could be Wreck-gar or......

    by Jak0lantern01


  • Dec. 9, 2010, 11:05 a.m. CST

    Michael Bay Denis...

    by MamboMan

    this trailer is much better that AICN's webpage design!!!! Transformers...Roll out!!!!

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 11:29 a.m. CST

    Yeah I'm also thinking that its Alpha Trion

    by room23storeblogspotcom

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 11:30 a.m. CST

    That was Totally Shit!

    by D o o d

    Teasers are supposed to get your interest. I guess it could be that I'm totally over anything Bay does!

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 6:03 p.m. CST

    Balls On Devastator

    by IWasInJuniorHighDickhead

    would be an awesome name for a band

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 10:10 p.m. CST

    That's most-probably Bumblebee,

    by BetaSword

    just before he got on Earth. Judging by what I've seen in the Trailer, it crashed pretty much similar to the original G1. But instead of crashing on earth, it crashed earth, maybe with Bumblebee as it's only survivor(Wich would make it clear, why he's the only Autobot on earth in the first Movie). Or it could be, that the other Movie1-Autobots are also on the Moon, waiting there for Bumblebees reports. This also gives me the hopes, of getting information, of how the Autobots got on earth in the First Movie, as we don't see them flying in both Movies (except for the powered-up OptimusPrime in TF2, but his Engines came from Jetfire).

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 10:36 p.m. CST

    I'm gonna reserve judgement!!!

    by chainsaw_shawn

    What i dont understand is that from what i heard mike aint filming in 3-d he's using a conversion process after am I right? Goddamit you see what happened in clash of the titans with the half assed shit!!!

  • Dec. 10, 2010, 12:39 a.m. CST

    This new layout

    by RedJester

    fucking blows

  • Dec. 10, 2010, 12:40 a.m. CST

    And the site is slow as shit now

    by RedJester


  • Dec. 10, 2010, 1:15 a.m. CST

    All of the Bayformers look like...

    by the Revisionist

    all of the bayformers look like jumbled piles of scrap metal, so, it is nigh impossible to tell who the fuck is supposed to be who. there is no way we could guess who this mustachioed 'bot is without randomly throwing out names and hoping one of us i correct or at least close. i have no interest in this film....and if that bayformer is unicron, i will have even less than no interest in this film. which brings it into the realm of beyond typical negative interest.

  • Dec. 10, 2010, 2:07 a.m. CST

    Most awful stuff since CGI gophers...

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    Seriously, that's gotta be the most boring teaser trailer in movie history. Congratulations "Big Mike", you've just reached a new low...

  • Dec. 10, 2010, 3:48 a.m. CST



    The first movie showed the Autobots meteors or something....

  • Dec. 10, 2010, 7:33 a.m. CST


    by OSAMP1

    If they were on the dark side of the moon. Where the earth can not see it. Why is there a shot of the earth in one scene with the crashed transformer ship. Its at approx. 1:51 in the trailer.

  • Dec. 10, 2010, 8:15 a.m. CST

    FAR side, not DARK side

    by bobjustbob

    Stop getting your science from Pink Floyd. The side of the moon facing away from Earth is the FAR SIDE. Colloquially speaking, you could use the term "DARK SIDE" to refer to the "FAR SIDE." In formal settings, you'd be laughed at and/or ridiculed.<p> And Mr. Bay's movies suck. All of them.

  • Dec. 10, 2010, 9:45 a.m. CST

    That's why it was a question

    by OSAMP1

    But I do agree with all of Bay's movies suck ass.

  • Dec. 10, 2010, 10:36 a.m. CST

    it's not Dark SIDE.......

    by Dallas1701D

    it is Dark OF the Moon...... If you actually pay attention to the trailer the Mission Control people turn OFF the feeds to the media, making it look like their communications have gone dark. The news media think that the astronauts are out of communication range for 21 minutes, and that gives them time to do their recon. This explains why there is still light on the crash site so they can see what they are doing.