As summer approaches, we are preparing for a barrage of blockbusters to be landing in theaters. One in particular that has been laying low in comparison to others in terms of the promotional material it has released is “Transformers: Dark of the Moon,” the third and final film in the Michael Bay Transformers trilogy.
After the major success of “Transformers” in 2007, it was a sure thing that there would be sequels. But, to the despair of critics and fans alike, 2009’s “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” failed to wow us and seemed gimmicky and cheesy.
Now, we have “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” crashing into theaters July 1. It is very clear that Michael Bay and Paramount Pictures have really taken to heart what fans wanted — and one of the largest changes was the replacement of Megan Fox with Rose Huntington-Whiteley. The other change was the tone of the movie, as you will see in this featurette, in which they discuss many things, including the music, the score and Linkin Park’s addition to the soundtrack.
There is a large amount of useful information in this clip to help us understand how “Dark of the Moon” is going to be different. First, it is a more serious movie, and the band Linkin Park will be using a new, more emotional song this time around. I have liked both of the previous songs they had in the other films and the song “Iridescent” is sure to lend another layer to the scenes it’s in.
To hear the band and the film’s composer talk about how different this film is gives me hope to think its returning to where it started — where we can care about each character and have a great story to follow. I’m really hoping for Michael Bay that this third and final film will be a stupendous close to his trilogy.
Are you looking forward to “Transformers: Dark of the Moon?” Were you disappointed with “Revenge of the Fallen?” Leave a comment and let us know what you think.
“Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” stars Shia LaBeouf, Rose Huntington-Whiteley, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, Patrick Dempsey and John Malkovich. It explodes onto theater screens July 1 in IMAX and 3D.
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