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Transformers Full Theatrical Trailer Available

CowboyNeal posted more than 7 years ago | from the more-than-meets-the-eye dept.

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roelbj writes "The full trailer for Michael Bay's upcoming Transformers movie is now finally available on Yahoo. Unlike the teaser trailers that have only hinted at what the final effects would deliver, we can at long last get a much better feeling for how the live-action CGI Transformers will look."

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FP... (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#19175415)

...more than meets the eye!

Re:FP... (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#19175641)

Why does life suck so much?

Something to put my mind off Spiderman (1)

Spaztian (1041588) | more than 7 years ago | (#19175423)

Excellent! I've been waiting a long time for this. Finaly, something to help me get over the dissapointment that was Spiderman 3mo

Re:Something to put my mind off Spiderman (2, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#19175635)

Be skeptical - this is a Michael Bay film. Here's what to expect:

1) Absurd and inappropriate love story
2) Countless quick, nausiating cuts
3) Horrible dialog

Lets hope transformers are awesome enough to make up for Bay's movie making "skills".

Re:Something to put my mind off Spiderman (5, Funny)

BackwardHatClub (763903) | more than 7 years ago | (#19175739)

Be skeptical - this is a Michael Bay film. True, but don't forget the golden rule of Michael Bay movie-making. If it starts with "The" it will be good. The Rock, The Island good movies. Pearl Harbor, Bad Boys II bad movies. Since this movie is "The Transformers" I have high hopes!

Dude, it's Transformers... (-1, Flamebait)

Aqua OS X (458522) | more than 6 years ago | (#19176045)

Dude, it's Transformers...I doubt Michael Bay can make it any worse then the horrible cartoon. It was a cartoon designed to sell toys which were better then the cartoon.

Re:Dude, it's Transformers... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#19176153)

Hint:
then=indication of time, causality
than=comparison

Re:Something to put my mind off Spiderman (1)

ozbon (99708) | more than 6 years ago | (#19175787)

It's Old News - the trailer's been on Apple.com for a good couple of weeks now.

Hell, here in the UK, I saw this trailer when I went to see that sack of shit known as Spiderman 3...

Re:Something to put my mind off Spiderman (1)

Mushdot (943219) | more than 6 years ago | (#19176195)

Hope you didn't get excited as my mate. I emailed him the trailer this morning and he replied:
"I saw the trailer before Spider man and I came a little bit."
Lord knows what's happened to him now I've just sent him the exclusive trailer.

Direct Link to Files (1080p .movs) (5, Informative)

karmatic (776420) | more than 7 years ago | (#19175425)

For those who don't have something that can read qtl files, here are some direct links:

"Exclusive Trailer" [yahoo.com] .

Theatrical Trailer [yahoo.com] .

Teaser Trailer [yahoo.com] .

Re:Direct Link to Files (1080p .movs) (1)

tolomea (1026104) | more than 7 years ago | (#19175559)

those first two links seem to go to the same file

Re:Direct Link to Files (1080p .movs) (1)

OverlordQ (264228) | more than 7 years ago | (#19175681)

For those who don't have something that can read qtl files, here are some direct links:

I got quicktime and it didn't know what to do with it . . .

Re:Direct Link to Files (1080p .movs) (1)

tigerhawkvok (1010669) | more than 6 years ago | (#19175919)

I suggest you try the K-Lite Mega Codec Pack [codecguide.com] . Aside from letting you delete the two spawns of Satan (otherwise known as Quicktime and Realplayer), you can download streaming files -- including the *.qtl file. Or watch it streaming, for that matter.

Link to 480 or at least 720? (1)

Stormmind (163132) | more than 6 years ago | (#19175989)

My computer chokes on 1080. =/

Re:Link to 480 or at least 720? (5, Informative)

moriya (195881) | more than 6 years ago | (#19176137)

As requested.. the QTL files are XML files so just save 'em and open it with your favorite text editor. The content is easy to read so getting the URL takes little to no effort. I did not bother to include the teaser trailer. If you want to view it, you know what to do.

"Exclusive" 720p [yahoo.com]
"Exclusive" 480p [yahoo.com]
Trailer 720p [yahoo.com]
Trailer 480p [yahoo.com]

Re:Link to 480 or at least 720? (1)

karmatic (776420) | more than 6 years ago | (#19176147)

What are it's specs? I might have some software that can handle it.

Re:Direct Link to Files (1080p .movs) (3, Informative)

suv4x4 (956391) | more than 6 years ago | (#19176087)

Well, for those of us who don't have Core Quad Extreme and 50 yard screens, the 480p version:

Exclusive Trailer [yahoo.com]

Re:Direct Link to Files (1080p .movs) (1)

karmatic (776420) | more than 6 years ago | (#19176151)

Plays just fine on my Macbook, and my Dual Core Athlon 64 laptop - the latter downclocks itself down to 1GHz when not plugged in, and can play 1080p files without too much difficulty (_really_ high motion scenes cause it to jitter a bit). The only downside is the 40 minute battery life. What software are you using to play these?

Re:Direct Link to Files (1080p .movs) (2)

suv4x4 (956391) | more than 6 years ago | (#19176173)

I can't even reach the play button, my horizontal resolution 1280 so it's outside on left somewhere.

BTW, I found an easter egg on the trailer. I wonder if 1080p helped you see it better :P

Yes (1)

highwaytohell (621667) | more than 7 years ago | (#19175427)

They look.... pixelated.

I know (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#19175437)

I'll use the Universal Greeting.

bah weep graaaaagnah wheep ni ni bong

Partying shall ensue.

Re:I know (2, Funny)

Walruzoar (514362) | more than 6 years ago | (#19175985)

May I be the first to welcome, etc...

I'm Sold. (5, Insightful)

AbsoluteXyro (1048620) | more than 7 years ago | (#19175439)

At first I wasn't sure about this. The designs of the Transformers, when I first saw them, seemed way too busy and overcomplicated. Now that I've seen it in motion, especially the awesome transformation sequences, I'm sold on this film.

From the previews, it seems to me the weakest part of this flick may not be the robots in disguise, but their human counterparts.

Re:I'm Sold. (3, Insightful)

WebCrapper (667046) | more than 7 years ago | (#19175507)

Yea, I was the same. When the helicopter transformed though, I was hooked.

Re:I'm Sold. (3, Insightful)

ErikInterlude (784049) | more than 7 years ago | (#19175631)

I used to be a huge Transformers fan (the original series before the movie, and the movie. I wasn't too into everything that came after). It's sort of left me split on how to feel about this movie. On the one hand, it's clearly got action, great visuals, and I like that they're keeping that sound the Transformers make when they change form (it's a small point, I know).

On the other hand, this is a Michael Bay film. I heard he got his start as a director of music videos, so that might serve him well in a film like this. The problem is he goes for big explosions and fancy camera shots over good storytelling. And the purist in me kinda wishes they stayed with the original designs.

That said, it's pretty much a given that I'm going to go see it.

Re:I'm Sold. (1)

the unbeliever (201915) | more than 7 years ago | (#19175673)

I'm the same way regarding michael bay, but then I realize that it's being produced by spielberg, so that sort of counteracts my distaste for michael bay.

Same thing with pirates of the caribbean...I hate most jerry bruckheimer movies, but johnny depp sort of cancels him out too.

Re:I'm Sold. (2, Insightful)

SvnLyrBrto (62138) | more than 6 years ago | (#19175797)

> but then I realize that it's being produced by spielberg,

If Spielberg were directing instead of producing, and michael bay were in no way whatsoever involved; I might agree. I have too much of a suspicion that, even with Spielberg looking over his shoulder, michael bay will find some way to royally fuck it up. This is a wait-for-HBO one for me.

> Same thing with pirates of the caribbean...I hate most jerry bruckheimer
> movies, but johnny depp sort of cancels him out too.

Meh. I must be one of the freak few who didn't care for POTC. Not that it was appallingly bad; but I don't think it was anything special. And even Johnny Depp couldn't change that. Maybe if they'd had Tim Burton direct...

cya,m
john

Re:I'm Sold. (1)

CrackedButter (646746) | more than 6 years ago | (#19175975)

"Same thing with pirates of the caribbean...I hate most jerry bruckheimer movies, but johnny depp sort of cancels him out too."

No it doesn't because the director sucks as well, Johnny Depp isn't that good to cancel both of those two negatives.

Re:I'm Sold. (1)

weicco (645927) | more than 6 years ago | (#19175811)

From the previews, it seems to me the weakest part of this flick may not be the robots in disguise, but their human counterparts.

You are absolutely right! I really hope they didn't mess this up with somekind of stupid love drama or some freedom crab (they can never take away our freedom!!! - I hate those speeches in movies). I was so pissed when they screwed up Alien vs Predator! There was like 5 min aliens, 5 min predators and rest of the film was about some whiny woman. Hopefully this film is 30 min Optimus, 30 min Megatron and 30 brainless mayhem :)

Re:I'm Sold. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#19176075)

You are absolutely right! I really hope they didn't mess this up with somekind of stupid love drama or some freedom crab (they can never take away our freedom!!! - I hate those speeches in movies). I was so pissed when they screwed up Alien vs Predator! There was like 5 min aliens, 5 min predators and rest of the film was about some whiny woman. Hopefully this film is 30 min Optimus, 30 min Megatron and 30 brainless mayhem :)


Have them make one of those speeches. Then have Unicron arrive to possess them and eat the planet. The irony will be amusing.

Re:I'm Sold. (3, Insightful)

xero314 (722674) | more than 6 years ago | (#19176029)

The designs of the Transformers, when I first saw them, seemed way too busy and overcomplicated.
Having seen all the trailers and a number of stills I have to say that I still don't like the Robots. The Japanese artists that designed the characters that The Transformers were based on, as well as all the incarnations of The Transformer Toy line, put alot of care into making sure that their transformations were realistic. Most of the original Transformer Line could have transformed without need for unrealistic physics. Working versions of The Transformers, as well as most Japanese Mecha, are physically possible (with the possible exception of the aerodynamics of the flying ones). You can't say this about the versions in the upcoming Movie. It won't stop me from seeing it, but it will bring down my enjoyment a bit. And when they finally do put out a toy line for the movie, and they will, the units will look cheap and the transformations will be both unrealistic and only a weak simulation of the movie.

Disappointed (1)

Pikoro (844299) | more than 7 years ago | (#19175447)

Although it looks good, why drastically change the characters. I mean, I can't even figure out what Megatron is supposed to be.

And Bumblebee? Named that way because he was a VW Beetle. I dunno.. It will probablly be a good movie but they could have at least used stylized versions of the original characters. Even a newer model VW woulda been ok...

Re:Disappointed (4, Informative)

AbsoluteXyro (1048620) | more than 7 years ago | (#19175479)

No can do. Volkswagon refused. Something about not wanting to be associated with a war movie. Go figure. [hitler.org]

Re:Disappointed (5, Funny)

Rank_Tyro (721935) | more than 7 years ago | (#19175691)

Dude, you managed to "Godwin" a story about the Autobots.

What were you thinking?

Re:Disappointed (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#19175779)

Huh? You have to have permission of a manufacturer to put a product in a movie now?

Re:Disappointed (1)

91degrees (207121) | more than 6 years ago | (#19175843)

VW own the trademark on the design of the Beetle. This might, but probably doesn't allow them control over whether that image is used in a movie. But they could still sue, and it would still cost the studio a good deal of oney defending it.

Re:Disappointed (3, Informative)

batkiwi (137781) | more than 6 years ago | (#19175891)

Using it as a general car in the background or random car the hero drives? No.
Using the car itself as a main character and selling a toy with "VW Beatle" Stamped on it? YES.

60 years ago (1)

aepervius (535155) | more than 6 years ago | (#19175853)

Although I am against to forget such horror as happenned during the Hitler in germanay, and the cooperation of many firm and religious eprsona, you would think that the VW of 60 years ago and the VW of today are not the same. The management is not the same, the CEO is not the same, the WORKER are not the same, the product are not the same , so why be surprised on VW refusing to be associated with Transformer with the VW which cooperated with Hitler 60 years ago ?

While it make sense to point finger at the firm & people of 60 years ago, it make absolutely no sense to point finger at the firm and manifacturer of today, unless they are publicly praising those of 60 years ago.

I work for LH at an airport which was built on the blood of Nazi victim. I would be really dumbfounded if somebody pointed its finger to me saying "nazi collabo !" or made any parallel to the LH of the 40's. But you jsut did that. It does not make any sense and you were modded informative. .
Let us see if I can be modded informative. Moderator here is a wiki for you and the related parent post : Linking VW today policy with VW policy of Hitler's Germany On a film about transformer [wikipedia.org]

Re:Disappointed (4, Insightful)

bm_luethke (253362) | more than 6 years ago | (#19175859)

At this point that explanation seems kinda strange - yea they were involved with Hitler but so was pretty much every single German company around then. It doesn't bother me a bit to take Bayer Aspirin even knowing what went on then - todays company has little to do with back then. Not only that, but a vehicle for every person was one of the good idea's that Nazi Germany had that much of the rest of the world followed - the US's interstates were a derivative of what they saw with the Autobahn and I bet pretty much every USian drives on them.

I could understand a reluctance to be a Decepticon - not only does the name suck from a marketing point of view but so does being the bad guy. However, for you car to be one of the freaking saviors of the world *ought* to be a good thing. Given what I have seen in the past from VW I could see a VERY successful campaign - then again given their current commercials I can also see why they felt it was bad to be one of the saviors of the world.

This was a fairly ignorant move on the part of VW. I have fairly happy memories of playing with the VW beetle transformer in my sandbox as a kid. They are missing out on a great opportunity here because of some idiotic notion that few people buy into.

Re:Disappointed (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#19175511)

I dont like it.

First off, Bumblebee is, has been, and forever should be, a VW bug.

Second, Megatron is supposed to look like a giant robot with the handle of a gun for legs.

Third, Starscrem in robot form is supposed to look like a robot with a smug, overly self important look on his face, not some kind of giant gorilla. The predacons dont look like theyre in this film, and none of them were a gorilla in robot form either.

Fourth, Optimus Prime isnt supposed to look that imposing and tangled in robot form, even if he is a friggin badass truck that could kick any other trucks ass.

Fifth, whats with this spinning effect that everyone had while transforming? It was always a lot more linear and followable in the cartoons. Hell, remember one of the last part (or was it the last part?) of "Robots in Disguise", where Optimus Prime transformed in extra-slow motion? All this CGI should lead to a better version of THAT, not this over elaborate transformation that leads to robots which look absolutely nothing like their vehicle forms.

And sixth, what the hell is up with the robot forms anyhoo? It looks like someone hit the "Increase triangle count" button for fun about a bajillion times.

And finally, as depressing as points 1-6 are, since I grew up obsessed with the transformers, I'll probably still go see it in theaters anyway.

Re:Disappointed (2, Funny)

CrackedButter (646746) | more than 7 years ago | (#19175619)

Please mod parent +5 Whiny Fan boy.

Hilariously bad, Could we have a winner...? (-1, Troll)

Zhe Mappel (607548) | more than 7 years ago | (#19175453)

As crappy robot flicks go, could something have finally topped Saturn 3?

The sound !!! (5, Funny)

The Sith Lord (111494) | more than 7 years ago | (#19175463)

It's got the sound !!!

Re:The sound !!! (5, Informative)

loteck (533317) | more than 6 years ago | (#19175821)

For anyone wondering what this is referring to:

A) turn in your geek card and slashdot ID at the door
B) check the trailer at 1:38-39. the sound prime makes as he is in his final stage of transforming is right out of the oldschool.

Incredible how a simple sound can induce such vivid recollection of days long gone by. They've got me, hook, line, etc.

How much is nostalgia worth? We'll find out July 9th, after its first full weekend.

The good thing about trailers (1)

Jacques Chester (151652) | more than 7 years ago | (#19175527)

is that we know that the movie will be more than met the eye.

mixed feelings (2, Interesting)

CPE1704TKS (995414) | more than 7 years ago | (#19175549)

Yes, I know they have to make the transformers look realistic and can't look like the cartoon. But frankly they just look like a jumble of metal, and there's nothing to help me figure out who is who. I mean even Optimus Prime barely look any different from the other robots, the only distinguishing factor is he is slightly red and blue. I guess I'm just crossing my fingers and hoping for the best.

I hope they have the Dinobots...

Re:mixed feelings (4, Insightful)

bigstrat2003 (1058574) | more than 7 years ago | (#19175575)

Also, have you seen some stills of Optimus Prime? He doesn't look like his cartoon incarnation at all, imo. I understand that done "properly", Optimus wouldn't go over so well in the movie... but come on, can they at least get the faceplate right? Not to mention that Optimus doesn't have flames, I'm sorry. Call me a purist, but he's only the most iconic character from that franchise, you'd think they'd REALLY WANT to get him right.

Re:mixed feelings (4, Insightful)

suv4x4 (956391) | more than 6 years ago | (#19175913)

Not to mention that Optimus doesn't have flames, I'm sorry. Call me a purist, but he's only the most iconic character from that franchise, you'd think they'd REALLY WANT to get him right.

I'll quote the director losely (from memory):

"At first we went with designs that looked much more like the original cartoon designs. Simpler, blocky, faceplates and all that. We all agreed they looked terrible in a live actions set. There are things that look perfectly fine in a cartoon or a comicbook but need to be modified to be believable in a live movie."

Trust me, they want to make money on this film. If they could take the original designs and it'd be fine, they'd just do it. Why would they waste so much money on creating totally new designs, much more complex mechanics and try to animate all this?

Because they're "evil" right? Wanna destroy your childhood memories. Them bastards.

Re:mixed feelings (1)

damsa (840364) | more than 6 years ago | (#19176033)

Trust me, they want to make money on this film. If they could take the original designs and it'd be fine, they'd just do it. Why would they waste so much money on creating totally new designs, much more complex mechanics and try to animate all this?
So they can sell more toys?

Re:mixed feelings (1)

suv4x4 (956391) | more than 6 years ago | (#19176061)

So they can sell more toys?

No. Give it another shot, and try to make sense this time.

Re:mixed feelings (1)

damsa (840364) | more than 6 years ago | (#19176105)

Michael Bay doesn't care about the fanboys because fanboys will see the movie no matter what. Therefore Michael Bay will make his version of robots and he thinks that Bumblebee looks better as a Camaro and this has nothing to do with GM sponsoring the movie. It is all due to Michael Bay's artistic vision.

Re:mixed feelings (1)

suv4x4 (956391) | more than 6 years ago | (#19176131)

Therefore Michael Bay will make his version of robots and he thinks that Bumblebee looks better as a Camaro and this has nothing to do with GM sponsoring the movie. It is all due to Michael Bay's artistic vision.

I asked you to make sense, is it so complex. Bay wanted VW as the Bumblebee but VW refused to license it to them. So he went with another car.

Of course you have a solution for this too, I suppose. "He should've used VW anyway and took the lawsuit like a real man, he should!".

Re:mixed feelings (1)

xero314 (722674) | more than 6 years ago | (#19176089)

There are things that look perfectly fine in a cartoon or a comicbook but need to be modified to be believable in a live movie.
Ah yes those things that never look right in moves. Things like actually vehicle designs that are in production, and realistic or at least believable physics. I'm not saying that the new designs are not flashier and won't appeal more to the younger generation, but if you can't make the Autobots look good on the big screen then I'm not sure you should be directing/producing a Transformers movie. Just Don't let these guys get there hands on the rights to Macross/Robotech.

Re:mixed feelings (-1, Flamebait)

suv4x4 (956391) | more than 6 years ago | (#19176119)

if you can't make the Autobots look good on the big screen then I'm not sure you should be directing/producing a Transformers movie.

Maybe you should direct the Transformers movie, since you bash so nicely. Oh, wait, that's not what the director must do? He should also do things? Not just say what he doesn't like?

Oh scrap, that's not so exciting as I thought it would be.

Re:mixed feelings (1)

xero314 (722674) | more than 6 years ago | (#19176171)

Maybe you should direct the Transformers movie, since you bash so nicely.
Maybe you shouldn't take it so personally. It's not like you directed the thing yourself. Look criticism is important, it's the only way we will ever weed out the crap and get more quality stuff produced. If you like it I'm all for it but tell me what you like not, "If you so smart why don't you do it yourself" what a load of crap. I also know Windows is a poorly written piece of crap and I happen to be a Software Engineer, but that doesn't mean I happen to want to put my effort toward writing a new OS, I'll leave that up to someone that actually has a passion for that kind of work. And until that magic OS comes out I'll just keep using the alternatives hoping MS will get the point, just as I do with most movies that I don't feel deserve a chance.

Beyond updating a few classic cult films, the director of this film has not done anything work watching, let alone paying to watch. His awards, a measure of an entertainers abilities, are one Directors Guild award, and a hand full of MTV VMAs. I'm pretty sure Spielberg was not behind the unrealistic transformations, and the inability to license decent IP. My only hope is that his involvement can actually turn crap into gold.

Yes I am going to pay good money to see this film, in the theater even, but I don't have very high expectations.

And if you are the director or the directors brother or whatever, then take this as personal as you would like, just stop being a douche nozzle.

This "re-imaging... (-1, Troll)

Libertarian001 (453712) | more than 7 years ago | (#19175551)

...looks like shit. There's no other way to put it. It is entire too busy and all the freaking characters look the same. I haven't decided if I'll go see it (I only see 3-4 movies in the theater per year), but not being able to tell what the hell it is that I'm looking at doesn't exactly give me a warm fuzzy. And this from a guy who designs tabletop wargames based on giant robots.

This movie is doubly insulting to me (3, Funny)

Buran (150348) | more than 7 years ago | (#19175595)

Any movie that thinks it's OK to ruin the VW Beetle joke and try to foist a fucking CAMARO on us that is some piece of domestic shit and totally destroys the joke, rather than pulling the joke entirely and saying "fine, if we can't use a Beetle, we aren't going to use the name at all" is not good in my book.

Any movie that thinks Beagle 2 was a Mars rover, uses footage of a Saturn 5 rocket in the launch shots when it's really easy to get stock footage of the actual launcher used for the Beagle 2 mission (Russian R-7 derivative, NOT the Delta 2 the trailer showed), and then goes on to show shots of a really badly-done Mars Exploration Rover copy, all in a 30-second trailer ...

What the fuck are they SMOKING?

If I see it at all I'll do it by waiting for the cheap DVD. Good going. Insult my VW-loving side AND my space-geek side.

There are plenty of other movies I'd like to see this summer and this one isn't going to get my money.

Re:This movie is doubly insulting to me (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#19175611)

Wow. I suggest you extend this to your multimedia blog so the filmmakers will REALLY feel your wrath.

(Let me guess - you never forgave PJackson for Tom Bombadil have you?)

Re:This movie is doubly insulting to me (1)

Solder Fumes (797270) | more than 7 years ago | (#19175647)

Fine, don't go; I'll have a nice empty seat to hold my Roger-Ebert-sized tub of popcorn.

Re:This movie is doubly insulting to me (0, Redundant)

Buran (150348) | more than 7 years ago | (#19175685)

Fine; go; be exposed to 2 hours of BS made by people who can't even get their damn premise straight. And have fun paying for your overpriced ticket and overpriced popcorn and paying more than you would just waiting for the freaking DVD.

Re:This movie is doubly insulting to me (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#19175737)

Buran, you are an angry little geek aren't you? Go get a life you Moron!

Re:This movie is doubly insulting to me (4, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#19175735)

So the main reason you will not go and see this film about GIANT SPACE ROBOTS* is that the footage used for the real space stuff in the trailer is inaccurate?

*I think that deserved extra emphasis

Re:This movie is doubly insulting to me (1)

Niten (201835) | more than 6 years ago | (#19175831)

Don't take it the wrong way, but you remind me of all those people who complained when they found out that Ronald D. Moore was going to make Starbuck a girl. So Bumblebee is a Camaro and not a VW... the movie as a whole isn't going to be any worse (or better) for it.

Where do I get in line? (2, Interesting)

poptones (653660) | more than 6 years ago | (#19176181)

I never got into the tv show, it wasn't of my generation. I'm an old man of 45, and these trailers have me convinced I need to be getting in line because this one deserves the big screen.

And I *never* actually go to the movies anymore.

Re:This movie is doubly insulting to me (1)

91degrees (207121) | more than 6 years ago | (#19175903)

That could be placeholder footage. These days the special effects are constantly being worked on quite late into production.

Re:This movie is doubly insulting to me (1)

TooMuchToDo (882796) | more than 6 years ago | (#19175967)

Whine all you want about it not conforming to your idea of the "right" way it should've been done. Those of us who loved the original are already sold on it from the trailers. You can't expect a movie made 15 years later to be able to stick to every detail from the original material (I hold up Battlestar Galactica as my example). Not only will it draw the loyal crowd, but also the general public (you know what happens when the general public doesn't buy into a move? "Serenity". A great movie, but it doesn't get to go anywhere). This thing is going to make a mint AND kick ass.

Re:This movie is doubly insulting to me (2, Insightful)

Aqua OS X (458522) | more than 6 years ago | (#19176071)

"This movie is doubly insulting to me"

More insulting then a half hour commercial, I mean cartoon, designed to sell toys?

This trailer is INCOMPLETE (5, Funny)

Gerocrack (979018) | more than 7 years ago | (#19175605)

How can we judge the movie without seeing even a few seconds of one of the song and dance routines? This is a musical, right?

Re:This trailer is INCOMPLETE (1)

WwWonka (545303) | more than 6 years ago | (#19175819)

...now everyone sing along with me,

TRANSFORMERS! the acting that I despise,
Transformers...hit them apple pies!
(was reaching on the last line)

I agree! (1)

CrimsonScythe (876496) | more than 6 years ago | (#19176203)

Totally can't wait to see the Bollywood remake of this one!

Looking forward to... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#19175625)

Although I'm looking forward to this movie, as a kid, I was never into Transformers.
However this is the closest I'm going to get to seeing FASA's MechWarrior's on the
big screen.

G++

TERRIBLE! (1)

Grishnakh (216268) | more than 7 years ago | (#19175627)

These trailers suck!

I haven't actually seen them yet, but it's not for lack of trying. Yahoo's server is so crappy that I can't even see the video smoothly. I guess I'll have to get them on BitTorrent....

Re:TERRIBLE! (1)

Bottlemaster (449635) | more than 7 years ago | (#19175661)

These trailers suck!

I haven't actually seen them yet, but it's not for lack of trying. Yahoo's server is so crappy that I can't even see the video smoothly. I guess I'll have to get them on BitTorrent....
This, my friend, is what wget is for.

Re:TERRIBLE! (1)

Grishnakh (216268) | more than 7 years ago | (#19175749)

Good call. After opening the qtl file or whatever it was, using wget on the resulting http: path yields download success.

It'd be nice if these websites would just give us links to the files instead of trying to push this "streaming" BS on us.

Re:TERRIBLE! (1)

elborrachogato (1081195) | more than 7 years ago | (#19175663)

well i downloaded the mov file in 5 minutes. good luck with BT

Re:TERRIBLE! (1)

ozbon (99708) | more than 6 years ago | (#19175807)

Why not go to the movie's site [transformersmovie.com] ? It's got the trailers there, no worries.

Re:TERRIBLE! (1)

TooMuchToDo (882796) | more than 6 years ago | (#19175981)

I don't know about you, but I thought the trailers in 1080p rocked hard. I also viewed them on a new 24" monitor though, so YMMV.

Disappointing Transformations (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#19175645)

It looks like the modelers and animators didn't bother figuring out how to make them transform in a meaningful way. Instead they make a bunch of spinning metal with a ridiculous amount of motion blur and play the "transform sound" and it just makes a jumbled looking mess.

I am sure that this will be..... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#19175657)

a major contribution to the World's literature and arts.

Not.

Seriously, have we no higher aspiration than this sort of thing? This really goes to the heart of why the rest of the world looks down on us...

worst site ever (1)

rhade (709207) | more than 7 years ago | (#19175725)

the only movie u can see without getting something that plays .qtl which is apparently quicktime which is a definite no no (worst media player ever (besides realplayer) and so by that i guess i mean worst still existing player)

is terrible quality, what was the plan there

Re:worst site ever (1)

franksands (938435) | more than 6 years ago | (#19175801)

I have quicktime 7.1.5 on a winXP machine, and it still had no clue what to do with that qtl file.

Re:worst site ever (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#19176053)

I have quicktime 7.1.5 on a winXP machine, and it still had no clue what to do with that qtl file.
You could... open it with the quicktime player. Or double-click it. Radical as that may sound.

Re:worst site ever (1)

franksands (938435) | more than 6 years ago | (#19176123)

Learn to read my friend. I said "it had no clue", as in Quicktime had no clue. I double clicked, pressed play, waited for a few seconds and nothing, it went back to the "play" button.

And u call yourselves geeks? (1)

poptones (653660) | more than 6 years ago | (#19175929)

Plays just fine (and looks marvelous) on my open sores ubuntu boxen with with xine, mplayer, totem...

What's this about worse player ever? Xine is one of the best ever!

Damn Yahoo. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#19175751)

When was simplicity forgotten. How hard is it to post a video? Seriously I download DVDRips, Telesyncs, R5, bad cam shots all the time.

Yet when I want to view something as simple as a trailer, I have to jump hoops. I hate having to install unnecessary software.

TYVM, I'll just wait for the leaked screener.

Code Guardian (1, Interesting)

pipingguy (566974) | more than 7 years ago | (#19175753)

On a related theme, how many here have seen Code Guardian [youtube.com] ?

It's quite impressive.

Please be nice and not Slashdot Goo..., er, youtube.

Re:Code Guardian (1)

franksands (938435) | more than 6 years ago | (#19175907)

Just goes to show you. This animation that probably didn't have 1% of the resources of the crapfest that is the transformers trailer, is a hundred times better. I'll skip the whole robot design thing and just say one thing: the camera focus on the freaking robot. Die Michael Bay, die a most hedious death.

Re:Code Guardian (1)

pipingguy (566974) | more than 6 years ago | (#19176103)

I find it to be quite amazing (maybe 80% quality of Hollywood for animation). Apparently some independent shop in Italy did the work, but I may be wrong. I really liked it.

Sorry... (3, Interesting)

tm2b (42473) | more than 7 years ago | (#19175771)

Give me Robot Jox [imdb.com] any day.
  • No sound in space.
  • Correct orbital mechanics (eg, thrust behind made the robot go up instead of ahead)
  • When the "good guys" says, "Wait! We don't need to fight! We can both walk away from this fight before we kill each other!" the "bad guy" thinks about it for a minute and then agrees. They walk away from it. The end.
Best. B-Movie. Ever.

Re:Sorry... (1)

Kell Bengal (711123) | more than 6 years ago | (#19176011)

Hell, yes! And it even had a shooting fist launcher gun thing - how's that for realism!

Neat. (1)

sudog (101964) | more than 6 years ago | (#19175803)

They worked in the original transforming noise from the cartoons. :-)

Good enough for me! I'll be standing in line for this one.

Robot speech? (1)

TekJannsen (1001150) | more than 6 years ago | (#19175817)

The new trailer is MUCH better than the previous teasers and has put my mind at ease about a lot of things. But what it doesn't indicate is if the robots are actually going to talk, or if they've turned into cool-looking machines that blow stuff up. The original series as centered around the dialogue between the Autobot/Decepticon characters, and it would be a shame if they decided to cut their voices out altogether.

Re:Robot speech? (1)

fondacio (835785) | more than 6 years ago | (#19175979)

They are going to speak. They hired Peter Cullen, the original voice of Optimus Prime, to perform his voice in the film, and for a while also had Frank Welker, the actor who voiced Megatron, to reprise his role (which he is still doing in the video game [transformersgame.com] ; you can hear it in some clips on the site). You can hear some voicework on the official movie site [transformersmovie.com] . Cullen sounds a bit older, but still very much like Prime. On the video game site, you can hear that Welker's voice has changed a bit, which may be the reason why he was dropped for Hugo Weaving, which means Agent Smith is going to voice Megatron (see the IMDb entry [imdb.com] ).

There's a clear strategy behind the trailers so far: they reveal more and more to keep old fans aching for more information, and this new information comes out bit by bit. And I guess they want to leave some things obscured so people actually go and see the movie...

Re:Robot speech? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#19175999)

They have creepy little lips that move when they talk, since obviously speakers are vastly insufficient for a robot to render convincing human voices.

err I mean, yes, they talk.

Re:Robot speech? (4, Insightful)

NBarnes (586109) | more than 6 years ago | (#19176125)

The basic problem with this movie is going to be, and I'm telling you this now and you can admit I'm right later, is that the creative team feels the need to have humans running around that we can 'identify' with instead of trusting their writing, directing, and SFX to make the Transformers themselves the main characters. And no matter what else they get right (and that 'Exclusive' trailer was very damn cool), that will be the major failing of the movie.

The movie is not 'The Kids That Pal Around With Transformers', the movie is 'Transformers'.

Cue... (1)

Cheezymadman (1083175) | more than 6 years ago | (#19175877)

Whiny fan boys nitpicking every detail.

Scratch that, they're already here.

Reminds me of (1)

Kev_Stewart (737140) | more than 6 years ago | (#19176081)

After seeing the McBain movie trailer..

Shop guy: So would you like to rent the movie, sir?
Homer: Why? I just saw the best part!

mod Up (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#19176115)

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