I love my job. I make Transformers vs. G.I.Joe comics on a monthly basis (with the help of my co-writer John Barber). As part of due diligence, it's my duty to see Transformers: Age of Extinction. My ticket is a business expense. I'm making my comic not just for fans of Transformers and G.I.Joe, but for the rest of planet Earth, too. As a Transformers author I need to know how the larger world percieves Transformers so that I can play up to certain expectations and run counter to preconceived notions. In that capacity, I documented my observations about the film.
Transformers Age of Extinction
You can tell Michael Bay has had enough of entertainment websites ragging on his movies because a new trailer for Transformers: Age of Extinction has just arrived online while the civilized world is meant to be asleep, dreaming of a better world where voice actor Peter Cullen isn't made to read lines that make him sound like some genocidal grandpa. Take that, haters!
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The moviegoing public is pretty divided when it comes to Michael Bay's cinematic Autobot Vs. Deception saga, but the first 35-second trailer for Trans4mers: Age of Extinction released during the Super Bowl managed to unite humanity in its (until then unrealized) love of seeing a sword-toting Optimus Prime ride the tyrannosaurus Transformer Grimlock like a common steed. For that glimmering two seconds it seemed like the movie would offer at least one shining moment worth the cost of admission (or a six-pack of something cheap and the cost of a Redbox rental five months later). But no! The new full trailer has topped it! How would you like to watch Optimus Prime straight up slap a dinosaur?
The Super Bowl commercial for Transformers: Age of Extinction, the fourth film in the Michael Bay led franchise, features, among other ridiculous things, a robot with with machine guns -- seemingly not attached to its body, but actually holding giant machine guns -- while descending from the sky with parachutes. It is ridiculous, but what the hell, watch it below anyway.
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