The part I liked most was at the end when a robot came out of the swimming pool. The close up on the mechanics of its foot as it stepped was really neat and incorporates a lot of current robotics, as opposed to the clunkyness I was expecting. I watched that part in slo-mo a few times before I thought about anything else.
The trailer as a whole was ok. Nothing that gets me more excited about the movie, but it certainly doesn't make me not want to see it. About what I'd expect. I wonder how well the robots' personalities will come through. And also how much the human protagonists will bring the movie down.
(edited by samoflange on 20.12.06 1559) Ken Kennedy debuted a new finisher: Jeff Hardy fans will insist on calling it the Swanton Bomb, but it looks WAY more devastating when not performed by a 180-pound fruitcake. -Rick Scaia 06.12.2006
Call me a bitter fanboy if you must, but I'm going to cling to my 20th Anniversary Edition Transformers the Movie DVD and pretend this new film doesn't exist.
The whole horror/disaster/"The robots are coming to KILL YOU" angle is the wrong direction. Was it so hard to make a sci-fi/adventure/fantasy where the Transformers are the central characters instead of the b-list celebrity humans?
It is obvious this movie is totally redoing the history. Ok. I can live with that. I will have to brainwash myself not to expect any original G1 stuff. Then I can and will like this. Because I am sure the effects will look cool and the robots are gonna rock. At least based on this trailer.
I like how the trailer doesn't focus too much on the TFs but that is obvious so they don't have to show too much footage of them yet.
I just do not get it. Maybe I'm too old, because I thought the original Transformers was ridiculous. Add to the mix Michael Bay, the absolute worst director EVER! I most likely will not be seeing this movie.
I don't see any reason why they couldn't "fold" Secret Invasion into a Kree/Skrull War type of story. Of course, with how well done the show has been so far, I'm sure I'll be fine with whatever they do. Me and my son will be watching!