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Final Transformers 2 Trailer Is Online
Featuring: Giant robots. Mayhem.

01 May 2009  |  Written by Chris Hewitt  |  Source: Yahoo! Movies

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The trailer for what is likely to be the biggest movie of the summer – Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen – has gone online, and it’s spectacular enough to make us revisit the opinion we expressed just a few words ago. This will be the biggest film of the summer.

Click here now to check out the astonishing eye candy that Michael Bay has put together for his mega-sequel, which looks like it will deliver on a visual level like no other movie this year. Good luck to the Academy if they try to snub ILM for the Best Visual Effects Oscar next year.

If you haven’t clicked yet, here’s roughly what you need to know:

The plot seems to revolve around a sliver of the Energon Cube that is, somehow, in the possession of Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBeouf) and seems to unlock some hidden secrets, or messages, in his brain. The Decepticons want to get their robotic hands on it.

Megan Fox, back as Sam’s girlfriend Mikaela, is not unattractive.

Megatron, whose presence was denied for so long by Bay, is in the film after all, rescued from the depths of the Pacific Ocean by Decepticon allies. “Megatron wants what’s in my head,” says Sam, and he's not about to ask nicely for it.

There’s comedy, and it’s just as broad as the last film, with Bumblebee, John Turturro’s Agent Simmons – now a paranoid conspiracy theorist living with his mum - and Kevin Dunn and Julie White as Ron and Judy Witwicky, parents of Sam, carrying the brunt of the comedic heavy lifting. Whether that’s a good thing or not depends on your feelings about the first movie.

Optimus Prime gets to do a lot more ass-kicking this time around. Conversely, he also seems to be on the end of a major beatdown at several points. However, our theory that he may be killed off in the movie is weakened somewhat by the knowledge that Prime narrates the movie. Hmm…

Oh, and the action and effects are on a scale far beyond anything attempted in the first movie. And Bay has, apparently, managed to dial back on the close-up camerawork and fast editing that made the action scenes so hard to discern last time around. Colour-coding the new Transformers also helps. Nevertheless, there is stuff in the trailer that is truly jawdropping, including the debut of the much-hyped 135ft tall Decepticon, Devastator, who’s seen wreaking havoc near the Pyramids at the end of the movie.

One thing that does seem to be missing from the trailer? The title star, The Fallen. But we’re sure he’ll show his ugly head in due course…

Again, click here to check out the new trailer for Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen. The movie opens in the UK on June 24.
 


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Your Comments

RE: transformers is shit
L: Lemure Can't believe you're complaining about a film based on a bunch of toys. What exactly where you expecting from Michael Bay? I'm not 13 but I enjoyed the first one because it did what I expected it to do. As for Megatron's revival: 1, he's a robot so it's possible. 2, if Chev Chelios can come back to life so can anything else. I was expecting an exciting blockbuster film with well directed action scenes, lots of robot smashing, likeable characters and a semi-decent plot. More

Posted by Lex Romero at 14:10 on 03 May 2009 | Report This Post

RE: transformers is shit
Can't believe you're complaining about a film based on a bunch of toys. What exactly where you expecting from Michael Bay? I'm not 13 but I enjoyed the first one because it did what I expected it to do.   As for Megatron's revival: 1, he's a robot so it's possible. 2, if Chev Chelios can come back to life so can anything else. More

Posted by Lemure at 12:25 on 03 May 2009 | Report This Post

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I give up... More

Posted by Proudfoot at 18:43 on 02 May 2009 | Report This Post

RE: gotta agree with manufan
L: plum bob i was about to say exactly the same thing as manufan! i think it just refers to megatron. and while i will accept tht there is a character 4rm the toy collection called fallen - to my knowledge Bay has neva confirmed thts what the title is referin to and secondly, if this fallen guy was in it thn surely we wud of seen him at least once by now - he is the main character after all! sp; Umm, we have seen him...more than once in the last trailer for this very film. And he is ki More

Posted by waltham1979 at 14:09 on 01 May 2009 | Report This Post

RE: oops, Blank post
L: manufan Does no one else think Empire are reading to much into 'The Fallen' does this not just refer to Meg's and his battered buddies getting their revenge? he fallen is a character, theres pictures of the toy and everything. see - www.slashfilm.com/2009/02/07/transformers-2-the-fallen- and-wheelie-revealed/ More

Posted by adambatman82 at 12:46 on 01 May 2009 | Report This Post

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Holy shuddering fuck, watching that gave me a shiver ] Cannot. Wait. Any. Longer.... More

Posted by UTB at 12:17 on 01 May 2009 | Report This Post

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@ Evil Monkey. Yes seriously. It looked out of place in the trailer and serves no purpose to the story. Just a cheesy shot that will be her only meaningful contribution to the film. More

Posted by Black Mantis at 12:06 on 01 May 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Cool
Looks fun, I'll see it. Also so feels incredibaly cheesy with it's shite humour and Bumblebee acting like a loved-up retard. But the robot action will be great, so it counterbalances. More

Posted by Izzet at 09:37 on 01 May 2009 | Report This Post

TRANSFORMERS 2!
Aww, giving away plot info, never like that.   Guess Megatron is definitely back. p;   More

Posted by Tech_Noir at 09:31 on 01 May 2009 | Report This Post

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