Optimus Prime Is Still Making Poor Decisions

Battleship wasn’t the only Bayformers-related video shown during the Super Bowl; Universal Studios Hollywood aired this commercial for its Transformers: The Ride 3-D… uh… ride, which intimates the only way you can defeat Megatron and the Decepticons is by paying $77 and sitting in a small theater with moving seats for a while (in other news: It costs $77 to get into Universal Studios Hollywood? Not counting parking? Holy shit, that’s obscene). Ignoring the question of why Megatron is still alive at all (he was dead at the end of two of the three TF movies, after all), and why Optimus decided to make his call while Megatron was less than 10 feet away from him, I just want to say how lucky everyone at Universal is that I missed this commercial. If I’d seen Bayformers Optimus Prime appear to interrupt a NY Giants Super Bowl, I would have immediately had a brain embolism, run out of my apartment, and gone on a Universal Studios Hollywood executive killing spree before even considering it might have been a gimmick-y commercial.