popScorn | And don't forget the robots!
Far be it from me to publicize a film i haven't even seen yet, but ... come on. This new trailer for Michael Bay's Transformers — opens nationwide on July 4! — totally kicks ass. True, i can't think of a single Bay flick i've ever liked, and okay, it doesn't inspire much promise that the thing's scripted by two guys who wrote The Mask of Zorro and Bay's The Island, and sure, it's a live-action, big-budget summer blockbuster based on an '80s toy fad — not exactly the benchmark of quality cinema. But hey, if it makes zillions of dollars, we can probably expect to see some pretty awe-inspiring shit in the near future. Just think: Reese Witherspoon in Strawberry Shortcake! G.I. Joe, starring Seann William Scott as Duke, Johnny Knoxville as Flint, and Lindsay Lohan in a dual role as Scarlett and the voice of Cobra Commander! Al Pacino, Alec Baldwin, Kevin Spacey, and the rest of the Glengarry Glen Ross cast reuniting for Food Fighters, featuring a very special appearance by Robert De Niro as Chip the Ripper!
Anyway, just watch the clip. If the ch-ch-chuh noise when Optimus Prime morphs from truck cab to automaton doesn't make you feel like you're 10 again, then maybe nothing will.