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Nordling here.

Obviously this isn't in 3D, but otherwise, the new shots in this TRANSFORMERS trailer are fairly impressive.  If you heard Michael Bay talking about 3D this week to James Cameron, he seemed to like shooting in it but had realistic issues with the gear and how to use it.  And I appreciate that he still wants to use film as opposed to digital and to shoot real-world action with the least amount of CGI as possible.  Granted, when you're making a movie with giant robots in it that claim may sound a little spurious.

So here's the new trailer - it's mostly the old trailer, with some new shots spicing up the joint:

TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON opens June 29th, 2011.  Nordling, out.

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  • May 20, 2011, 3:49 p.m. CST


    by Sinistron


  • May 20, 2011, 3:50 p.m. CST


    by Sinistron


  • May 20, 2011, 3:52 p.m. CST

    I like the bit where Shia

    by buggerbugger

    attempts to pull the girl's face into a more pleasant shape.

  • May 20, 2011, 3:53 p.m. CST

    fourth! motherfers!

    by MST3KPIMP

  • May 20, 2011, 3:54 p.m. CST

    Not content with disguising themselves as vehicles

    by buggerbugger

    ...the transformers are now pretending to be a small planetoid.

  • May 20, 2011, 3:57 p.m. CST

    Doesn't exist

    by kafka07

    Dude I think the Joker is hacking your site.

  • May 20, 2011, 3:57 p.m. CST

    Looks and sounds just like the last one... pure shit

    by Trannyformers_Apologist

    Michael Bay Says Transformers 2 Will Be Bigger and Darker 1. “It’s bigger, and It’s not just trying to be bigger to be bigger” … “This one is Epic in scale” – After seeing the huge constructicon in the teaser trailer, we kinda expected this. 2. “The robots have much more personality.” – Which was a common fan complaint of the first film. Bay blamed the technology, but now says they’ve figured out how to make the Transformers emote. 3. “I know the fans wanted it Darker, we made it darker…” – Sounds like this could be the Empire Strikes Back of the Transformers trilogy… speaking of which…. Steven Spielberg Thinks Transformers 2 Might Be Michael Bay’s Best Film Shia LaBeouf Says 'Transformers 2' is 'Going to be Bad-Ass'

  • May 20, 2011, 3:57 p.m. CST


    by zillabeast

  • May 20, 2011, 3:58 p.m. CST

    That machine climbing and destroying the building looks like

    by chrismata

    It looks like the cover of Dragon Wars (D-Wars).

  • May 20, 2011, 4:03 p.m. CST


    by sewer_mask

    does not exist in this dojo.

  • May 20, 2011, 4:19 p.m. CST

    i'll probably see it...

    by Detached

    I want to hear Leonard Nimoy's voice in this, what can I say?

  • May 20, 2011, 4:20 p.m. CST

    by shonin

    Unless you're 12 years old then this just looks more of the same bullshit. Most of the shots are exactly the same as in the first two movies (probably most of the script too). Bay doesn't care about movies, just money. Fuck him.

  • May 20, 2011, 4:24 p.m. CST

    Looks like the other two...

    by Jay

    For better or worse. Everyone seemed to like the first one (Don't retcon your feelings fanboys) and even though Part 2 was exactly the same, just a lot more everything, I guess the "more" was just too much. Or perhaps the initial "wow" of seeing the robots was gone. Despite peoples whining, they'll still see this in theaters. And despite enjoying it as a guilty pleasure, they're still ogin to whine online for the next couple of years and let it consume their thoughts. I'll see and enjoy this one the same way I enjoyed the first two. On Blu-ray with the fast forward button on hand. If people actually enjoyed the crap cartoon (Try putting nostalgia aside, because it sucked) I'm sure they can handle this for two hours.

  • May 20, 2011, 4:25 p.m. CST


    by eric haislar

    That last part is pretty incredible. Bay knows how to spend money thats for sure.

  • May 20, 2011, 4:26 p.m. CST

    A well-cut trailer. Nothing more.

    by little_lebowski

  • May 20, 2011, 4:27 p.m. CST

    That trailer never fails to give me a boner

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    the movie could disapoint but damn if Bay doesn't know how to give us all blue balls with those trailers

  • May 20, 2011, 4:31 p.m. CST

    There were like three new shots, right?

    by Dharma4

    The Bee jumping, and those two Optimus shots.

  • May 20, 2011, 4:35 p.m. CST

    That last shot of Optimus was incredible

    by ganymede3010

    Bayformers strikes back with a vengeance.

  • May 20, 2011, 4:40 p.m. CST

    Biggest pile of shit that will ever filter through a lense

    by Mike Crean

    I feel a great, great sickness in the stomach when summer blockbusters (or hope to be) like this just rely on pure special effects and nothing else.While other new or unheard directors find trouble in finding funding for a breakthrough film.This on the other hand is flogging of a dead horse and taking the piss out of cinemagoers.My money is on super 8 this summer for the summer blockbuster crown.Please check the link below for my defence. Thanks

  • May 20, 2011, 4:41 p.m. CST

    Oh GOODY! Michael Bay glory!

    by IronEagle74

    commence vomiting in 3,2,1..........

  • May 20, 2011, 4:42 p.m. CST

    Biggest pile of shit that will ever filter through a lense

    by Mike Crean

    I feel a great, great sickness in the stomach when summer blockbusters (or hope to be) like this just rely on pure special effects and nothing else.While other new or unheard directors find trouble in finding funding for a breakthrough film.This on the other hand is flogging of a dead horse and taking the piss out of cinemagoers.My money is on super 8 this summer for the summer blockbuster crown.Please check the link below for my defence. Thanks

  • In the previous TF movies, Bay's camera was all over the place, never still for a moment, and the editing was quick, choppy and cut to shit.</p> </p> However, shooting in 3D, Bay can't do any of that. The camera rigs force him to be measured in his camera movements, and the optical requirements mean he can't quick cut.</p> </p> Instead, what he's doing is longer shots with less dramatic camera movement... and compensating by populating every frame with about a million different things going on at once. </p> </p> That said, I saw that trailer and was instantly sold, like the absolute sucker that I am (and I hated TF2 with a burning intensity).

  • May 20, 2011, 4:44 p.m. CST

    CGI does not equal blue balls. It = inability to suspend disbelief.

    by IronEagle74


  • May 20, 2011, 4:45 p.m. CST

    So is the whole movie in slow motion?

    by enya_mouf

    It looks like a one hour movie slowed down to make a two hour movie. Fool me twice, shame on me!

  • May 20, 2011, 4:45 p.m. CST

    Nope... same thing here.

    by Chewtoy

    I checked it out to see if there was anything I'd like about it, but it looked just the same as Transformers 1 (which I realize is good news to most fans, but I seriously found it so bad I was ready to walk out of it midway through, and regret that I didn't. I never saw the second one.) The robots still look like random heaps of scrap parts tumbling through the frame. I can only process what I saw after it's already off the screen. "Oh, the robot kind of flipped and grabbed a couple of guys out of mid air... I think." Bay still can't compose an action shot to save his life, and has no idea how to focus the audience's attention where it needs to be.

  • May 20, 2011, 5:13 p.m. CST

    oh what the hell...

    by bubcus

    ... I'll subject myself to this. If it's good, I'll be pleasantly surprised. If it's bad, I'll continue in my belief that Michael Bay is constantly on coke and is obsessed entirely with explosions and Victoria's Secret models.

  • May 20, 2011, 5:19 p.m. CST

    I like explosions and Victoria's Secret models . . .

    by jawaburger

    but I am not sure I will like this film. I will totally rent it. I think i enjoyed Meagan Fox running alot more than the special effects in the last one. Especially the slow motion running near the end. Yeah, that was almost as cool as the slow mo run near the end of Tomb Raider. Almost.

  • May 20, 2011, 5:33 p.m. CST

    I'll watch ANY trailer*

    by MapMan

    * Except for Michael Bay movie trailers. That's where I draw the line.

  • May 20, 2011, 5:36 p.m. CST


    by darth_hideous


  • May 20, 2011, 5:52 p.m. CST

    The girl looks like a dude in drag

    by Badger23

    Or a tranny. Take your pick.

  • May 20, 2011, 5:56 p.m. CST


    by Valenni


  • May 20, 2011, 6:04 p.m. CST

    How is the sandworm robot any different from...

    by locke815

    ...the Kraken in the second Pirates of the Caribbean movie? How is this anything new? A bunch of CGI tentacles ripping something in half? Ummm...yeah.... saw that years ago already. And how is that a transformer anyway? What does it transform into? Epcot Center?

  • May 20, 2011, 6:13 p.m. CST


    by Mr. Nice Gaius


  • May 20, 2011, 6:14 p.m. CST

    Haters, you know what I hate Twighlight...However.

    by ganymede3010

    I don't waste my time complaining about how much I hate it whenever something is posted about it. So whenever a new trailer, spoiler, or casting information is posted, I don't bother to go inside the thread and attempt to convert everyone to my opinion. You all should follow suit and kindly STFU.

  • May 20, 2011, 6:29 p.m. CST

    "Besides, if you hate this thing, you DON'T have to see it."


    Mmmmm, That concept is beyond many on here.

  • May 20, 2011, 6:57 p.m. CST

    by Ian Meek

    Hold on, have to change underwear

  • May 20, 2011, 7:06 p.m. CST


    by Nerd Rage


  • then I could care less about the rest of it. Soundwave is the last vestige of cool yet to be squeezed out of the 80's concept. Oh wait, they gave him Dr. Claw's voice from the Inspector Gagdet cartoon. Never mind.

  • May 20, 2011, 7:21 p.m. CST

    Looks as obnoxious

    by JamesWest

    Looks as obnoxious as ever. I can never tell one of these robots from the other one.

  • May 20, 2011, 7:32 p.m. CST

    People who can't tell one robot from another

    by Uncle Pooky

    Probably the most moronic complaint there is. Movies shouldn't be that hard to comprehend.

  • May 20, 2011, 7:33 p.m. CST

    Well no surprise but it is SHIT

    by KilliK

    good job there mr Bay,once more you stayed true to your name: a fucking HACK.

  • May 20, 2011, 7:38 p.m. CST

    The decepticons all look alike

    by Nerd Rage

    they're like the asians of bad guys.

  • May 20, 2011, 7:45 p.m. CST

    What part of the truck would be Optimus' penis ?

    by Ian Meek

  • May 20, 2011, 7:53 p.m. CST

    Randy "Mach Man" Savage is dead.

    by drompter


  • May 20, 2011, 8:55 p.m. CST

    That chick, who everyone claims is real ugly...

    by Happyfat73

    ... was just named FHM's sexiest woman for 2011. Now, this trailer isn't too flattering for Ms Huntington-Whitely, but I'd bet most of the guys here waxing histrionic about her terrible visage would probably cream their crackers if she looked at them twice.

  • May 20, 2011, 9:08 p.m. CST

    Whining whiners lover to whine

    by aleph_null

    Movie looks cool, first was ok, 2nd one too much/too little, (like Iron Man 2 and Pirates 2(you guys act like a bad sequel has never been shat out upon your delicate sensibilities)) original cartoon was cool, actually has some great writing. Most of you just have small mentalities and opinionated fallacies. Grow up.

  • May 20, 2011, 9:15 p.m. CST

    Tell me, will the Transformers have more or equal time like the humans?

    by HollywoodHellraiser

    I can't believe people don't realize they're NOT seeing an actual TF! If that was the case then wouldn't the Transformers get the most screentime while Shia and the military get as little as possible???

  • May 20, 2011, 9:57 p.m. CST

    Looks Awesome! Now can Bay make Bad Boys 3.

    by Charlie

    Seriously, it does look incredibly good, enough to forget the issues with the second film. It's about time for a new Bad Boys film, Bay should get on that.

  • Mate, you're about as funny as prostate cancer. And your ID ain't funny either – it was kinda funny when Danny Glover's Dickblood did it, but the joke got old after about the 10th imitator.</p> </p> You should go find a room with that creepythinman douche and call each other faggots until the sexual tension gets too much to bear. That's about your speed.

  • May 20, 2011, 10:12 p.m. CST

    Shockwave looks cool but like the last two movies...

    by Thanos0145

    I'll wait to watch this when it comes out on cable.

  • May 20, 2011, 10:15 p.m. CST

    SWEET... can't wait...

    by KHjLL

    Looks so fucking cool....

  • May 20, 2011, 10:29 p.m. CST

    I still think it's a little optimsitic...

    by AndoSoundsLikeAMong

    To be imagining a scenario in which humans are still around "years from now", and ask each other banal questions like "where were you when they took over?" More likely questions would be "is there one of them outside the bunker?" or "do you want to die, or do you want to give me your food?"

  • May 20, 2011, 10:44 p.m. CST

    First un official X-MEN First Class review is out!

    by ganymede3010

    The film was shown at Cannes this morning. The early word is it's better than the previous 3. Told you bitches!!! Summer 2011 will be one for the record books.

  • May 20, 2011, 10:58 p.m. CST

    Hey MJ's dead corpse.

    by Nerd Rage

    shut the fuck up...Your a white zit on the ass of the human race.

  • May 20, 2011, 11:17 p.m. CST


    by theKRELL

    Isn't it about time you pulled your head out of . . . Optimus Primes Ass?

  • May 21, 2011, 1:29 a.m. CST

    Wake me for the more faithful reboot. These movies should

    by Dennis_Moore

    look like that Hail Megatron comic series.

  • May 21, 2011, 6:03 a.m. CST

    Well it looks great

    by Sanyi

    Lots of explosions, Shia is yelling again, that chick is nice lookin'. I guess the movie will be a two hour special effect-extravaganza but I don't mind if this will be better than the first two. But then again...Two lame movies...I'm kinda pessimistic.

  • May 21, 2011, 6:04 a.m. CST


    by WilliamZabkaRox

    I can tell the girl replacing Megan Fox has zero talent just by this trailer. After Shiah yells OPTIMUS, look at the completly blank expression on her face. Leave it to Michael Bay to replace one of the worst actresses in Hollywood with someone who has never acted. btw. is it just me or does Shiah in every movie/trailer scream OPTIMUS or BUMBLEBEE.

  • May 21, 2011, 8:13 a.m. CST

    Resorting to homophobic slurs again, eh?

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    'Tis hardly necessary, cunt.

  • May 21, 2011, 8:13 a.m. CST

    No difference between this and the last 2

    by disfigurehead


  • May 21, 2011, 9:03 a.m. CST

    It's nice to see the Matrix Squids are getting work.

    by OnO

    Techno Squids gotta eat. Between this and Skyline those flying calamari are doing okay. They're like the Al Leong's of the Robot Apocalypse.

  • May 21, 2011, 9:12 a.m. CST

    Well, at least the Matrix Squids are getting work.

    by OnO

    Between this and Skyline they're like the Al Leong's of the Robot Apocalypse.

  • May 21, 2011, 10:10 a.m. CST

    WAX ON

    by Spielbergs Furious Racism


  • May 21, 2011, 10:30 a.m. CST

    Soundwave and Dr. Claw

    by Bouncy X

    thats actually the voice Frank Welker always used when doing Soundwave on the cartoon but it got run through some filter or whatnot to get the final result we all know and love. well apparently Bay preferred his non altered voice so he left it as is for the movie. but its funny, Welker's used that voice for so many characters over the years.

  • May 21, 2011, 10:32 a.m. CST

    MJ Dead Corpse

    by Nerd Rage

    We already met. You took my order at Burger King last week. Next time my apple pie better be warm, bitch!

  • May 21, 2011, 10:39 a.m. CST

    MJ's Dead Corpse likes to vent on here

    by Nerd Rage

    after a long day at Burger King. Don't judge hi., This is the only place he feels like a man when he's not using the N-word on x-box live with the other acne faced 14 year olds.

  • May 21, 2011, 11:17 a.m. CST

    More of the same

    by MandrakeRoot

    These Transformers movies really seem to put things into perspective, don't they? It's like, there's people who bitch and moan that an actual good movie like Avatar is all FX and no story, but then when you compare it to something like this it suddenly turns the former into near-Shakespeare. It really makes you respect how rare it is to get really solid FX heavy films, and thank a god a few people, i.e James Cameron, still know how to make em. This movie looks like exactly more of the same. The robot fights are just barely comprehensible and because of that they're more headache inducing then awe-inspiring. I can't believe Michael Bay actually stuck around to make 3 of these shit-piles (yes, number one sucked too). How he could actually be proud of these is seriously mind-boggling.

  • May 21, 2011, 11:54 a.m. CST

    Omega Supreme

    by GP

    At 2:06, is that Omega Supreme behind Optimus?

  • May 21, 2011, 12:16 p.m. CST

    For all the bitching and complaining,

    by LabattsBleu

    a lot of you fanboys will still go still this steaming pile of crap...some of you might even defend it a la T:$ which, was horrific and is responsible for killing the franchise. Bay wins if people go to watch this...and more crap will come out.. make your choice

  • May 21, 2011, 3:32 p.m. CST

    Building destroyed, cities leveled...

    by BizarroJerry

    I thought we weren't supposed to show that after 9/11. How many movies since then have done that kinda thing, anyway?

  • Please.

  • Do the bitchers even understand the word 'Hack' ? (shakes head). I'm there opening day, popcorn in hand. Bitchers can watch Lars Von Trier 'deep and meaningful' snoozefests instead.

  • May 22, 2011, 8:24 a.m. CST

    What's the plot again?

    by knowthyself

    Seriously. What's the story in this thing? Something about robots on the moon?

  • May 22, 2011, 10:08 a.m. CST

    How is SUPER 8 NOT "flogging a dead horse"?

    by Subtitles_Off

    That Spielbergy, kids-and-mystery thing hasn't had flesh on it for thirty years.

  • May 22, 2011, 10:12 a.m. CST

    "small mentalities and opinionated fallacies"

    by Subtitles_Off

    Worst emo-band name, ever.

  • May 22, 2011, 4:20 p.m. CST

    DAAAAMMMMNNNN just crazy crazy crazy good stuff

    by NoMotivatioN

  • May 22, 2011, 4:27 p.m. CST

    Daft Punk/ Tron Rip-Off ?

    by Franck

    Is it me or this trailer soundtrack sounds blatantly like a Tron rip-off?