? The final Transformers 3 trailer is above; it’s actually probably the best of the bunch. And some of the action sequences seem to be at least partially filmed from a distance so you can vaguely tell what’s happening! Madness! Mass hysteria! (Via io9)
? There’s an actual clip of the movie here, where the Beef and his sex doll meet Frances McDormand. I know I said January Jones was terrible in X-Men: First Class, but Rosie Huntington-Whiteley… holy shit. I seriously think she may be the female Channing Tatum.
? Rotten Tomatoes had TF3 at 65% fresh yesterday, which scared the bejeezus out of me, even though it was only out of 13 reviews. Now it’s currently as a far more reasonable 35%, out of 60 reviews. Although I can’t help but wonder who the hell determines whether reviews are “Fresh” or “Rotten” at RT, and whether they have some kind of crippling drug habit. For instance, this review from Cinema Blend:
Transformers: Dark of the Moon is lifeless. You won’t care.
I don’t think that qualifies as Fresh, but Rotten Tomatoes disagrees. Oh well. I’ll finally see for myself tomorrow. May god have mercy on my soul.
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