Posted on Friday, December 3rd, 2010 by Germain Lussier
Chances are it’s going to be a good day when you wake up with a trailer description for the new Transformers movie in your inbox. And that’s what happened today. Our friends at the Italian site Bad Taste saw the teaser trailer for Michael Bay’s Transformers: Dark of the Moon, starring Shia LaBeouf, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Tyrese Gibson, Josh Duhamel and Patrick Dempsey, and want to tell everyone about it. The teaser played in 3D at a large convention called the Giornate Professionali di Cinema di Sorrento in Sorrento, Italy which also, reportedly, screened footage from Paul Anderson’s The Three Musketeers 3D and the trailer for Terrence Malick’s The Tree of Life.
Transformers: Dark of the Moon will be released on July 1 and this teaser is rumored to be attached to The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader and TRON: Legacy in the coming weeks. Read the description after the jump.
Thanks again to BadTaste.it for sending us the description. Here’s what they had to say.
Transformers: Dark of the Moon, from the teaser, plays on conspiracy theories related to the moon landing. The first part of the movie alternates images of the control room at NASA and of the astronauts on the moon. The landing is what we know well, including the famous words about the “giant leap for mankind.” But what we did not know was the journey of the astronauts to the dark side of the moon, until the control room tells them that “… we are not alone.” Then we see some Transformers. The camera comes close to the eye of one of them, which starts to flash. But the camera does not stop, and takes us inside the robot and its mechanisms, making us understand that it’s coming back into action.
They added that, without any real action or film footage, it’s hard to understand the quality of 3D in the movie but they felt the idea it presents is presented well.
This trailer sounds almost exactly like teaser for the first Transformers film where a Mars rover finds a robot on that planet (embedded below). My problem is, if they found Transformers on Mars in the first movie, that obviously happened way after the Moon landing. So just from a space exploration perspective, it doesn’t make much sense for a Moon movie to be AFTER a Mars movie. That would lead us to believe the government had interaction with Transformers before Sam crossed paths with Optimus Prime in addition to the whole Megatron, Hoover Dam operation. Those guys acted like they’d never seen a Transformer alive before and this trailer seems to go against that. Hopefully, as we see more from the movie, my confusion gets cleared up.
What do you think of this description? Does it get you excited for the film? Are you surprised there’s no real footage? And how this movie will relate to the first one?
And just as a reminder, here’s the original Transformers teaser trailer that this new teaser for Transformers: Dark of the Moon is obviously playing off of.