Well, as Super Bowl XLVIII churns on, we’ve finally gotten our first look at Michael Bay’s Transformers: Age of Extinction. And the verdict is…it looks pretty much like all the other Transfomers movies: loud, over-the-top mechanical carnage involving giant robots that all look alike. There is a bit with Optimus Prime riding a Dinobot, though, so that’s something. Also there are some humans doing stuff, but let’s face it, nobody goes to these movies for the human cast.
The one main thing the trailer has going for it — aside from Mark Wahlberg making the same perplexed faces he perfected in The Happening — is the end, featuring Optimus Prime riding Grimlock the Dinobot into battle. The only thing that keeps it from being a perfect microcosm of all things Bay is that nothing is exploding in the shot.
Since the trailer is all quick-cut chaos, we grabbed screen caps to highlight some of the more memorable moments below. Transformers: Age of Extinction is due in theaters on June 27. Here’s the official synopsis:
Four years after the Battle of Chicago, the government is using reverse-engineered leftover technology to build their own Transformers. Joshua (Stanley Tucci) is an arrogant designer who believes the Autobots are “pieces of junk” and creating his own robots is a form of art. He’s fills basically the same role as Agent Simmons from the previous trilogy.