For as much criticism Michael Bay gets, you have to admit he makes a damn good looking film. The new trailer for ‘Transformers’ may be light on narrative but the Autobot’s have never looked better and some of those set pieces are mind blowing.
I was a big fan of Shia Labeouf in the first three films and was sad to see him go but Mark Wahlberg seems to be stepping it up in a big way. The human characters feel like more of a necessity this time around and the Transformers are getting more development. at least from this trailer anyway. If Bay can deliver on a character driven experience that treats the Autobots as more than told of destruction than AoE may turn out to be the most worthwhile ‘Transformers’ movie yet.
The above trailer also gives us a much better look at some of the new heroes as well as the Dinobots. There have been a few pictures of Bumblebee and Optimus floating around the internet but here we get to see them in action for the first time, and it is glorious. Optimus Prime riding a massive Grimlock while mowing down enemies with a giant glowing sword… just amazing!
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“TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION is the fourth film in director Michael Bay’s global blockbuster franchise. Mark Wahlberg, Stanley Tucci, Li Bingbing , Kelsey Grammer, Sophia Myles, T. J. Miller, Nicola Peltz, Jack Reynor and Titus Welliver star. The film begins after an epic battle that left a great city torn, but with the world saved. As humanity picks up the pieces, a shadowy group reveals itself in an attempt to control the direction of history… while an ancient, powerful new menace sets Earth in its crosshairs. With help from a new cast of humans, Optimus Prime and the Autobots rise to meet their most fearsome challenge yet. In an incredible adventure, they are swept up in a war of good and evil, ultimately leading to a climactic battle across the world.
TRANSFORMERS 4 will be directed by Michael Bay, from a script written by Ehren Kruger. The cast includes: Mark Wahlberg, Kelsey Grammar, Nicola Peltz, Stanley Tucci and Jack Reynor. Set for release on June 27th, 2014!”