Wednesday, February 9, 2011

No more than meets the eye.

I have to talk about Transformers 3 for a minute.  The first movie was completely forgettable, and I didn't bother to see the sequel.  But now I am legitimately offended by the existence of the newest installment, Dark of the Moon.

My issue right now is that the trailer starts out teasing you about a *really awesome* looking movie, and then hits you with the Transformers stick.  How great would a movie be about these young astronauts going on a secret mission on the dark side of the moon, then discovering this crashed spaceship (nevermind that a ship that massive crashing into our moon would likely have seriously affected life on Earth), and all the adventures that could lead to?!  And then "Oh, okay, Michael Bay, well...this could still be awesome, just dumb, I guess."  And hey, Steven Spielberg producing!  Cool!  And then there's a decepticon or whatever and "TRANSFORMERS" and just all the wind was taken out of my sails.  Bait and switch, trailer makers.  How dare you.

2 comments:

Frederic said...

I had the exact same reaction about the trailer. In a way, it reminded me of Duncan Jones' "Moon," and I was beginning to wonder if this was a sequel - and then, of course, they had to ruin it by showing that transformer thingie in the moon. Phooey.

Bryan said...

I thought it was a great teaser for the first Transformers movie. I guess it's nice they got around to it eventually.