Saturday, April 30, 2011

No More Theatrical Trailers?

Nelson, the admin of MichaelBay.com, provided a few stats about the trailer in regards to the website. He later commented that it seems that 1st theatrical trailer for Transformers: Dark of the Moon will also be its last.
-Trailer got downloaded & viewed on this site about 1.3 million times. That's what bought down the site for a couple of minutes.

-Bay has just finished the 3D trailer which will be featured on 'Pirates.' It's basically the same trailer with a couple new shots.

- High res poster: http://www.michaelbay.com/images/TF3_MB2.jpg

Question from Plague1980: I know you said there will be some extra stuff added to the 3D trailer but can you tell us if there may be another trailer down the line before the movie hits? Not asking for a date or anything, just if there will be one? Thanks.

Nelson: Aside from the 3D trailer & TV ads I think this is it.
Considering how "late" this trailer came out compared to the previous two films (and most summer films really) I am not surprised. Especially since a trailer 1.5ish is planned for the end of May with Pirates 4. Once the 3D trailer comes out the movie is only 1 month away. Typically that is when the studio marketing department forgoes introducing new theatrical trailers and starts cranking out the TV spots. Revenge of the Fallen had around 18+ spots if my memory serves but I wonder if they will just as conservative with the TV ads as have been with the theatrical trailers.

As for the image with this post, the top pic is from the Superbowl spot, the bottom is from the just released trailer. Noticed a few differences? For example more spaceships, bigger & brighter boom, a building that grew a twin and other tweaks that show that even after a spot is put together Bay and the fine folks at ILM & Digital Domain are still hard at work getting the best out of each and very frame of the film. Thanks to Shane W. for the picture.

50 comments:

  1. i say they showed enough already

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  2. i agree, id prefer it if they didnt show any more, that way far more suprises and epicness when watching it on the big screen ;)

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  3. well I didn't like the trailer for dark of the moon that much.
    It had good action scenes, but it dosen't that spark as the trailer for the previous films.
    I wish a better second trailer would be made to be released in mid May. that would have been great.
    p.s. Im Not saying I hate the trailer, it's great, i'm just saying it could have been better, thats all

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  4. i agree, they showed enough already, when revenge started showing all those trailers and clips and tv spots everyone complaind bay was putting out to much, i think he's trying not to reveal to much,now everyone's complaining he's not putting out enough, i thing he's trying to keep it balanced this time

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  5. I think Bay's played it cool this time. We haven't seen Megs yet, nor Sentinal, Mirage, Wheeljack, Soundwave, Silverbolt, and a few more. We dont really have any idea about the film apart from space race and shockwave. How will shockwave & Megs treat each other, what causes the Ark t crash, and more more more. There's LOADS we don't know - and I don't wanna know anymore 'til July 1st.

    Mr Bay - my hat goes off t you !

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  6. I want a Carly spot

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  7. Another bad sign for this movie. They now ditched the second full theatrical trailer that was planned and long time rumored to be released by early June.
    This movie production is so messed up. They should have released the movie in 2012. This is going to be a huge disappointment.

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  8. http://img690.imageshack.us/i/twinsd.jpg/

    aren't those the twins in this screencap of the trailer?!

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  9. i just want now when the spots tv will appear

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  10. This is my impression of the Troll, "I'm a 30 year old fatso who lives in my moms basement, I can't get any so I like to spend all my free time complaining about Transformers films when I should be losing weight and having a life. I'm using my own tears as lubricant as I beat off to Megan Fox's sliced up mangled botox face"

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  11. @Anonymous 4/30/2011 8:53 AM: you must be 12-14 having sex with some dolls indeed.

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  12. Well they did say that the 3D trailer will have some new shots so we have that to look forward to, and it will be in 3D so we can sit there in awe just as we did with the new trailer (well most of us anyway). This will just make me more excited for the film, so long as stills and such are released of the Autobot and Decepticons.

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  13. I am more curious about which scenes will be shot in IMAX. If this wasn't in 3-d...I am sure there would be more IMAX scenes.

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  14. i'd say were doing dam good on this site,about 80% of comment's have been mostly positive and about 20% have been troll infected, SHOCK WAVE LOOKED SICK IN THE TRAILER!!

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  15. I'm good with not seeing anymore of DOTM until July 1st. I ruined ROTF for myself between all of the TV spots and reading the novel. Hopefully I'll be able to resist the temptation to read the novel for this movie when it comes out, on May 24th(I think).

    I guess you could judge if DOTm's post-production is on schedule by whether it has released trailers according to "rumored" trailer release schedules...recognizing that a number of summer movies haven't released trailers according to these same "rumored" schedules.
    I always say I don't care when this movie is finished as long as it's ready when I walk into my local theater just before midnight, July 1st.
    A number of writers from media outlets such as AICN, Collider, Entertainment Weekly, Slash Film, Empire, MTV and Latino Review among others have seen chunks of the film and walked away raving about what they saw so I feel pretty good it.

    BTW, I saw Fast 5 and thus the DOTM trailer last night on the big screen...the trailer looked amazing on the theater screen!

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  16. ^^ I'm with you on this one winton

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  17. Since Transformers 1, we all now Bay likes to give false rumors. Remember when he said Megatron was not in the second film? I would not believe anything bay says immediately. I'm not saying everything he has said is false, but I do know he likes to give false information to keep the surprises.

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  18. Just wanted to say you got some dates screwed up.

    Pirates 4 comes out may 20th, not the end of april, to which is today. and there are 6 weeks, so about a month in a half between the 3D trailer and the film. but not a whole 2 months.

    I think its a really dumb idea to not have the 3D trailer with thor though, but i guess with that coming out next week it probably couldn't of been done in time.

    i do hope that at least the 2D trailer is with thor so i can see it in Sony 4K this next weekend.

    and as far as the trailer goes, i can understand why some of you didn't like it. it's practically another teaser. but personally i felt it was great. it hinted at the story a bit and showed you how desperate the situation is going to be.

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  19. @Neo-K 182 4/30/2011 11:23 AM: there isn't going to be anything more than what they already revealed. At best the only added thing would be Unicron being the Moon. It's a really disappointing movie. It has nothing more to offer compared to the first two and surely a lot less.

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  20. I am getting so sick of people saying, "It's a really disappointing movie." YOU HAVEN'T EVEN SEEN IT YET!!!

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  21. benizzle said...

    http://img690.imageshack.us/i/twinsd.jpg/

    aren't those the twins in this screencap of the trailer?!


    No they are civilian vehicles.

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  22. Is it just me or does it seem like Bay is leading us further and further away from Megatron...in fact, I can't remember the last time we even chatted about him concerning this movie, other then an odd comment. I am beginning to think Megatron is a bigger part of this movie then we realize. After all ...if past transformers cartoons,movies and cgi episodes teach us anything...from G1 right on through...is that you can never... ever... underestimate Megatron. Like it or not, he is more powerful then all the other Decepticons and that includes shockwave. So an "injured" megatron, like an injured beast could indeed be a very formidable foe...I think we need to at least keep this in mind, and not just assume he is a "has been"...'cause Megatron is leader of the decepticons for a reason, and he is no ones Bit@h..

    guys we may be falling for a lil of Bay blowing some smoke up our asses, as Megatron is strangely missing from all trailers and most all online chatter ;) something to keep in mind... as he may kick some tail of his own before this movie is over...

    jus throwing it out there...

    Any opinions ...what do you guys think? ??

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  23. Re: magatron.

    i think its sloppy writing. the movies are set up in cliche ways, where a new danger has to be introduced in each film personified in a new character.

    so megatron is being pushed to the background instead of taking the role he is supposed to have as the ultimate bad guy/opposite of prime.

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  24. ^^ yeah bruh weres megs? i know for a fact he is in it. i hope he an prime have a fight, bc well,..megatron an optimus ALWAYS in EVERY single community ALWAYS have a fight they alllwaayys do

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  25. Why they add a twin skyscraper??

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  26. Optimus: hahaha...and thats what we will call you from now on Kup..."sh!tpiece"

    Kup:"...well optimus I don't think..."

    Optimus: "Quiet sh!tpiece..."

    (CLASSIC) lol

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  27. @Mandy & @benizzle
    Yes it is AT LEAST Mudflap. I cannot tell whether the secon to the last one is Skids or some other green car. But the last one is def. Mudflap!

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v408/Deklipz/tf3-full-trailer-058.jpg

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  28. ^^dude that ^^photobucket^^ link show the absolute shittiest pic I have ever seen. You need something better and a tad clearer then that if you want to make a case...:Z

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  29. Its straight from the trailer stills off of siebertron. Blurry or not you can clearly see that Mudflap is in the very back.

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  30. ^^ I am the guy who commented on you photobucket link...I still think its a pretty brutal pic...but I am on your side with this, and think you might be right. Would be nicer to get our hands on some clearer pics though.
    Some people on here said they were "just civilian cars"...but why would civilian cars travel with the autobots like that...it would most likely be military vehicles if it were traveling with them. So the logical answer is that you may be right. Well...thats my 2 cents worth anyway lol.

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  31. In the trailer, in the scene after the shot of "the dweller" we saw in the SB spot something seems to be shooting down the decepticon aircraft...any ideas what it is?

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  32. ^^ I have looked at that scene as well...like a gazillian times...and I used to think the shots were fired from the unseen foreground ...but it turns out the missiles look much more like they are being fired from way way back in the background...looks as if it may be coming from a source on the ground, but hard to tell. There is also a couple air born vehicles or machines mid way to the back ground firing machine gun-like rounds....

    my conclusion...typical bayhem ...too much happening too fast to tell.
    AKA - "cluster f**k"

    But I am sure when it is put in context, as we watch the movie, we will know much more about what is happening.

    Looks awesome though!

    Anyone that can shed some light on that scene would be great!

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  33. looks like the shots are being fired from the ground, from one of the buildings.

    we are missing context, in the movie i'd guess the scene before will show troops, autobots or whoever, preparing to take aim from cover.

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  34. the score poster was uploaded in FB page !!!!
    Transformers Dark of The Moon The Score Trailer Soundtrack

    https://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=211758202182709&oid=130262036985999&comments

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  35. the score poster was uploaded in FB page !!!!
    Transformers Dark of The Moon The Score Trailer Soundtrack

    https://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=211757745516088&oid=162792703752893&comments

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  36. Burner :D ! Megatron is going to get his ass kicked by Shockwave. You saw how weak he was in ROTF everybody saw it. Megatron was strong in the first movie but after that he died he got weak. And we might see him making an alliance with Optimus just so he can get his throne back. When it all comes to power Megatron is the first in line.


    Death alternatives for Megatron:

    Optimus
    Shockwave
    Starscream
    ------------


    Silverbolt.

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  37. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^but shockwave has been shown in every series to be fiercely loyal to megatron so idk if he kills him.....

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  38. Sweet new article on Bay and of course the film at the LA times. I especially like this quote.

    "The cast this time is terrific, you can't even compare it really, and that was important to me. We needed to take everything up a few levels and that starts with story and with acting," Bay said of the movie that arrives in theaters on July 1.

    http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/la-ca-transformers-20110501,0,138095.story

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  39. @AiC Hokie: that's just marketing BS.

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  40. I dont think Shockwave is that loyal to Megatron in the comics, he killed him. And movieverse Shockwave doesn't look like a wimp. Im sure he and Megatron ain't working together.


    Silverbolt.

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  41. Thank god there won't be any more trailers! This movie is going to be so lame! Another chaotic mess made by yours truly, Michael (DERP) Bay.

    Bogabob

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  42. @Bogabob 5/01/2011 8:08 AM: the first two Transformers movies were excellent (if you had a brain to follow them which many just don't). This 3rd movie is so messed up instead that they should have postponed it to 2012 as they originally announced, maybe all the mistakes they did then they wouldn't have done with this 3rd chapter that is going to be the worst way any franchise ends its first trilogy.

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  43. It will be another explosion filled chaotic mess. Shia LABOOF will scream OPTIMUS or BUMBLEBEE. Big Lips Huntington Whitely won't act...they might as well use a card-board cut-out of giant pink lips. Robots, explosions, yelling, shaky camera, bring the rain, the Decepticons lose as always, and the movie ends.

    DERP of the Moon

    Sincerely,

    BOGABOB

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  44. hey buddy...if you dont like it and you know it is gonna be awful, then the 1st logical thing to do is ...GET LOST

    after you GET LOST, then the 2nd logical thing to do is ...NOT BOTHER TO WATCH THE MOVIE (but I know you will ;) )

    and the 3rd logical thing to do after you GET LOST and NOT BOTHER TO WATCH THE MOVIE is to realize that no one on here
    ...GIVES A SH!T WHAT YOU THINK

    there...3 things for you to do ! :D !

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  45. hmmm I wonder if they will give shockwave a British accent...lol

    its Sunday ...I have too much time on my hands lol

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  46. Andrew Christopher Jabsen5/01/2011 11:29 AM

    Finally, the troll gives himself a name. So I think I speak for about 99% of people here when I say, Bogabob, leave this blog and quit writing like a twelve year old with a shitty attitude! Seriously, nothing you say will change how awesome this movie is, surely you can't get laid in the least. @the commenter above me, I want Allen Rickman (Snape from Harry Potter) to play Shockwave soooooo bad.

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  47. Andrew Christopher Jabsen5/01/2011 11:32 AM

    Lmao, hey guys, this BOGABOB has a youtube channel and a Deviant art, he is 23, so make sure you address him as an ADULT who can't get laid, and not just an unfortunate kid.

    http://bogabob.deviantart.com/

    http://www.youtube.com/user/BOGABOB

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  48. ^^ BAAAHAHAHAHAHA lol ^^

    too funny lol

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  49. Does bogabob have any good pictures?

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  50. They have already started showing tv spots here in england...

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