The new teaser trailer for Transformers 3 takes place in 1969 during the historic moon landing. HAHAHA. This shit is straight up FORREST GUMP now! Run Shia runnnnnn! Life is like a box of ROBOTS.
I really enjoyed that, but I couldn’t eat a whole one.
I’ll split it with you as long as you don’t tell me what your half was like.
Seven year-old me keeps dying a little bit inside.
“Anyway, like I was sayin’, Transformers are the fruit of space. There’s Optimus Prime, Megatron, Dinobot, Jazz, Sideswipe, Bumblebee Wheeljack, Starscream, Scorponok, Unicron, Lemon Transformer, Coconut Transformer, Pepper Transformer, Transformer soup, Transformer stew, Transformer salad, Transformers and potatoes, Transformers burger, and Soundwave. That- that’s about it.
I didn’t know they hired Oliver Stone for this one
The space robots I can go with, but man landing on the moon? This franchise just jumped the shark if you ask me.
We’re going to need a bigger trash can.
There is a humorous and ribald urban legend that when Neil Armstrong was a child, the wife of a neighbour named Gorsky, when asked by her husband to perform oral sex, had ridiculed him by saying “…when the kid next door walks on the moon and then sees a giant alien spacecraft with a enormous robot inside that, for some reason, has a mustache!”
Decades later, whilst walking on the moon and after seeing a giant alien spacecraft with a enormous robot inside that for some reason has a mustache, Armstrong supposedly said “Good luck Mr. Gorsky”
Somebody’s angling for a punch in the face from Buzz Aldrin.
Return to the night! I walked on your face!!!
This was probably my favorite moment from this season so far.
How could there be transformers on the moon when WE NEVER ACTUALLY LANDED THERE?!?!?!?!
I dunno, it seems like the movies are finally starting to be a bit more faithful to how completely bonkers the original cartoon was. Watching that old stuff with the benefit of critical faculties, I’m not sure how I enjoyed it at all, though the intense Lucky Charms sugar high no doubt helped.
There is no dark side of the moon really. Matter of fact it’s all dark.
Am I wrong? Or is this just called The Dark Of The Moon? Because that’s pretty stupid, too.
More like “The DORK of the SOMETHING DEROGATORY THAT RHYMES WITH MOON,” right?
The Dork Of the Lunchroom? The Dork of the Pantaloon? The Dork of the Monsoon? The Dork of the Spitoon?
These are all good options.
Dork of the Catherine Chloe Cahoon?
It’s a confusing title, because your mind definitely fills in the blanks and adds in “Side”.
Or, to put it another way: Very confusing. Very title.
I definitely had to read it like 4 times before I realized what was going on.
I’m looking forward to this, especially since Spider-Man is in it, and Julie Taymor is directing. Her costumes are amazing, guys.
I see they still didn’t take my suggestion to make a robot that transforms the movie into something I would want to watch.
I heard they lost power on set when multiple transformers blew (yeah, yeah, I used this joke before, so sue me)
This joke might not be current, but this was certainly the best outlet for it.
You guys sure grind my gears.
Teacherman, you are a well-oiled joke machine.
My capacitor for resistoring this joke is not very high.
Ohm y god, stop it you guys.
Who could downvote this comment? It hertz, I tell ya.
The whole time I was watching this I was constantly reminded I will have to watch this with my friends since they love Transformers and I don’t. They have been constantly trying to tell me how great Transformers series is and while I don’t hate the movies I try to convince them they are merely mediocre popcorn flicks. Friendship is about compromise and understanding we can’t agree on everything. At least I will be sporting a responsible drunkness when my friends take me to see this.
I kind of liked it? Well, I would like it better if it wasn’t transformers but just some random alien movie. I probably won’t like it once they come out with trailers that actually describe plot and such.
There are Transformers. That is the plot, just like in the first two, which part needs more explaining?
Stay classy indeed
i’m pretty sure they filmed the moon scenes here in Detroit
Here’s a still from imdb
Guys, I don’t… I don’t know why I spent seven minutes making that.
I don’t know why you timed it. Mysteries of the universe.
I don’t know why, either, but I am so very happy that you did. This is wonderful.
I wish they would make a Go-bot movie instead
I wish they would make a gogurt movie.
It would just be a music video of kids jumping with their gogurts at school doing random karate kicks in the air.
But what sort of music would that be a video for? I’m guessing Ke$ha would be involved.
Or M.A.S.K. That show was the coolest! Anybody remember M.A.S.K.? Okay just 6-year-old me I guess…
This guy remembers:
So as an experiment, I just called my Dad and made him watch this trailer, just to get some perspective from someone who has no emotional attachment or nostalgia to the original toys and series and has never seen the movies.
My Dad is a PhD and been an educator for almost 40 years, so I thought he might have a nuanced view in regards to whether or not American youths would understand or relate to the moon landing, which happened decades before they were born, to get them interested in this movie.
FLW’s Dad’s commentary as follows:
“How did a car get on the moon?”
This is amazing. Your dad is my hero.
Honorary Monster Status for FLWsDad.
I don’t care if they are the Taco Bell Five Layer Burrito of movies, I will see this opening day. Michael Bay is good at making things that turn into things fight each other.
the last movie like everything transformed, in this movie will MORE everything transform?
wait, no one’s mentioned that Ken Jeong is in this?
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1399103/ (i’m scared to even try to post a screencap, photos never work)
Wait a minute, hold the phone, wasn’t the entire crux of the first Transformers movie that they had already found Megatron or whatever and had been reverse engineering technology from him for a couple of decades before the moon landing? Mysteries all around us.
I… alright NERD ALERT but just… there’s an essential problem with this idea: the moon does not rotate in relation to the Earth. The same face points towards us all the time. The Eagle landed on the facing-us side, and the lander stays there still. I guess… in this Transformers universe, the moon rotates differently?
But don’t take my word for it, check out your local Wikipedia! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tidal_locking
“I am the worst.”
(1986- Not Soon Enough)
Make it stop.
The only reason I’m okay with this franchise is that they film in Chicago. Everything else about it (plot, special effects, ruining my memories of 80s cartoons) sucks.
“No WAY, historical context?? There will be robot fights AND learning! This looks like the BEST ONE YET!” — me if I was 15 right now.
“Why can’t I get a dumptruck full of money to write this stupid crap?” — me right now.
Oh, so this is what the rest of those Wikileaks files are about!
If Michael Bay drives up in a van and offers you Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin discovering Unicron if you get in, yell “I don’t know you” as loud as you can and run in the opposite direction.
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