Update: Movie release was pushed up to June 28th
When we think July 1st, we think the beginning of the fiscal year or “Fourth of July” weekend here in America. This year, July 6th marks the official launch of GameFob. Rather than just bore you with the details of our launch and what to expect, let’s talk about something more interesting. Our GameFob launch will coincide with the release of Michael Bay’s blow-up-a-thon — Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon.
As you can see by this full-of-win trailer released last week, Michael Bay is pulling out all the stops in this third (and possibly Bay’s last) installment of the live-action series. A couple of things to take away from this:
- Megan Fox replaced. While this is hardly news these days, we’re all interested in Rosie Huntington-Whitely’s acting debut. Try saying her name 10 times fast — quite a mouthful, as well as an eyeful. Rosie’s previous acting experience with Bay in the Victoria Secret commercials will hopefully fill the Fox-hole (pun intended) adequately. Not that playing LeBeouf’s love interest requires a lot of acting range, but neither did Michael Clarke-Duncan’s role in Bay’s Armageddon and look at how far he’s come.
- The trailer is classic Michael Bay. Bad Boys I & II, The Rock, Armageddon, and Pearl Harbor are all about bigger and badder explosions. Michael Bay looks like he’s on visual steroids with all of the destructive clips in the Dark of the Moon trailer. I’m hoping Bay accomplishes two things: (1) He doesn’t lose control in all of the destruction much like Roland Emmerich did in his last disastrous disaster film – 2012; (2) The commercial success of of the three Transformer movies will allow Michael Bay to experiment much like he did with The Island, which was my favorite Bay movie.
- Steve Jablonsky’s music in the trailer is epic full-of-win material. He’s starting to replace Transfomers 3 score producer Hans Zimmer as my favorite composer. [Side note: Steve Jablonsky's "My Name is Lincoln" track from The Island outdoes any work that Hans Zimmer has ever put out.]
- Storyline, as in the first 2 films, is secondary (and even tertiary) to the action sequences. The vehicle transformations are a close second to what the lightsaber does for the Star Wars prequely trilogy, a film can survive a bad storyline just by inserting as many of these visuals as possible.