Four movies into the Michael Bay helmed Transformers franchise, it should be very clear that this interpretation of Transformers is wildly different from the television show and comics from our youth.
Space battles are replaced with city destruction, and the robots eye view replaced with that of the humans that interact with them.
That said, I feel like Bay really hammered out the kinks in the last film, replacing the fart and poop jokes from the first two films with more action and destruction. Heck, up until The Avengers, I thought that Dark of the Moon‘s Chicago battle was one of the finer large scale action sequences rendered on film.
Now, Michael Bay has returned, and from the looks of the trailer, the fourth installment of the franchise has two very key things going for it – Mark Wahlberg (who I’ve really turned a corner on, post The Other Guys and Pain & Gain) and the integration of – finally – the Dinobots.
Of course, if you’re still holding out for a Transformers movie similar to the animated film from the 1980s, you’re not going to be satisfied – but for what this is, this looks to be the best film in the series yet.
Transformers: Age of Extinction hits on June 27th.
In what must be one of those dream pairings, Disney will be teaming up with movie poster mavens Mondo for an exclusive gallery show at the Mondo Gallery in Austin, TX, to run over SXSW (March 7th-11th, to be exact).
Disney’s own Oh My Disney blog and Wired have full galleries showcasing the posters to be on display, including art from many Mondo favorites, including my personal favorite, the awesome Wall-E piece from Kevin Tong (pictured above).
If you’re in Austin, you definitely need to see this live and in person.
In a newsbit sure to excite comic fans and those who just bought a PS4 or Xbox One, Warner Brothers Interactive has officially announced Batman: Arkham Knight for a release later this year.
The return of Arkham Asylum and Arkham City developers Rocksteady to the franchise that put them on the map, this title marks the final installment of the Arkham franchise, and includes such new features as a playable Harley Quinn, and most excitingly, a driveable Batmobile!
This has shot up on my list of must plays, and hopefully this announcement has made your morning as much as it has mine. You can check out the official site for more details.
Premiering later this month at SXSW, Harmontown is like three documentaries in one.
On one hand, it’s a look inside the mind and world of Community creator Dan Harmon, as he tries to find his place in the world after losing his job at Community (which, as we all know, he later regained). It’s a look inside the podcast of the same name, a madcap mixture of improv, rants, ramblings and even D&D. And it’s a document of what happens when you take a show and a creator this volatile and put it on the road.
Nerdist got the exclusive trailer premiere earlier today, and for fans and newbies alike, this looks like a doc to watch. Personally, it makes me think a lot of what a Super Art Fight doc would look like…
Spinning out of the massive CW success story of Arrow, later this year, Warner Bros Television is going into production of The Flash, the second attempt to bring the speedy hero to the small screen.
Setup earlier this year on Arrow, the new Flash series will feature Grant Gustin as Barry Allen, who becomes the running hero.
DCComics.com released the first image of the hero on Friday, and while it’s only a headshot, the costume will clearly fit into the Arrow universe.
Damning with faint praise? Perhaps – but it’s hard to get excited beyond that until I see a full-body image.