The folks over at MichaelBay.com, a daily stop for yours truly, have unleashed the Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen promotional footage shown at last month’s ShoWest trade event in Las Vegas, and all signs are pointing to awesome. Of course, there is something that we need to get straight — there is that same old formula there that some of you didn’t like from the first film. In the footage that you are about to see below, we see Sam (Shia LaBeouf) and Mikaela (Megan Fox) having a conversation with Bumblebee about Sam leaving for college. It ends with some silliness. Nothing too bad, but some silliness nonetheless.
Then of course, all hell breaks loose. See for yourself below.
The best news here is that when the giant robots hit the fan, they hit the fan in what appears to be a much bigger, faster and badass way than in the first film. And that is what fans — including yours truly — are in it for. More robots, more awesome fight scenes and more of Optimus Prime doing a little bit of that robot ninja stuff that we see briefly in the middle of that clip. You can say all you want about some of the dialogue and some of the silly elements to the story, but remember that we are talking about a big glossy adaptation of a toy line here, people, it isn’t that deep. From this clip I can safely gather that there will be plenty shots of awesome robots, big explosions and Megan Fox. And that is all I require.
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen hits theaters on June 24, 2009.
What do you think of this first clip reel?