Are we still obligated to pretend that it's a surprise that Michael Bay - who's entire skillset is creating the kind of brief action tableaus that look good when arranged out-of-context into a trailer - gets a great-looking trailer? Below, the 2nd (final?) ad for "Transformers 3: Dark of The Moon," which I'm assuming will be seen in front of tons of showings of the punishingly-stupid "Fast Five" this weekend.:
Yes, yes, VERY well-cut trailer - even down to the umpteenth ripoff of the "Inception" BWAAAAAAHMMM! DUMDUMDUMDUMDUMDUM BWAAAAAAAAHM!!!!! music cues - but look between the lines and it's clear that NOTHING has changed: The mecha-design still looks like shit, the robots are still indistinguishable from eachother, the army/conspiracy bullshit is still taking up plotspace and the "main" story is still going to revolve around Shia dragging a vapid piece of arm-candy through CGI explosions by the elbow.
This is the last one, right? I want to be able to kick-off the countdown to when someone who knows what they're doing takes over, reboots the franchise and erases this shit from the pop-culture memorysphere.