Thursday, April 24, 2014
Below is a new international trailer for Transformers: Age of Extinction that is introduced by Mark Wahlberg for Japan where the movie is called Transformers: Lost Age and doesn't open until August 8th. As far as I can tell nothing new that has not been seen in the trailers and TV spots already released in the States. Thanks to Charlo Z. for the link.
Sunday, April 20, 2014
At part of an agreement with Samsung, Transformers is part of the promotional campaign for their new line of Curved Ultra HDTVs. In the United Kingdom, the product was introduced to the press using footage from all four movies. The key video to pay attention too is the first one, specifically at the 2:45 mark when the word "Prepare" appears. Until then its all footage from the first three movies or the 4th movie trailers. After that it is a series of very quick cuts that shows a bunch of new scenes and explosions from Transformers: Age of Extinction. Make sure to toggle the gear icon to 720p so can get the most detail. While it seems like a 30 second TV spot, at various times the bank of 7 HDTVs are displaying different moments from the film at the same time. The second video is when the product was introduced but people get in the way before the new stuff is shown.
Below are video reviews of two Transformers: Age of Extinction toys. These are the one-step changers that really is the very definition of simply that Hasbro is shooting for with the new line. These are really designed for younger kids to make Transformers as simple and easy to play with as possible. The result is a work in progress that isn't worth buying. The first video is for Flip and Change Grimlock, the other is Smash and Change Optimus Prime.
Below is a video that was part of the New York International Auto Show going on from April 18-27. The video is for Chevrolet with a focus on the 2014 Chevy Camaro (Bumblebee), 2014 Chevy Corvette C7 Stingray (Crosshairs), and Chevy Trax. Part of that included a commercial that does not include the Transformers robots but does shows the various vehicles including the Sonic RS. It seems the commercial is a mix of movie footage with what really seems like stuff shot specifically for commercial use. The first 1:05 of the video is a look at the three vehicles, the rest is the commercial. (via TFW2005)
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) has released the UK rating and running time of the next trailer for Transformers: Age of Extinction. The time is 2 minutes, 25 seconds with a 12A (aka PG-13) rating. No clue on when the next trailer will hit theaters and the web but Amazing Spider-Man 2 (5/2) seems like the best candidate with X-Men: Days of Future Past (5/23) a good second choice.