OK, pretend you didn’t read that title. Pretend you’re just sitting in the theater, getting pumped to watch the movie you paid $8+ for. And this trailer pops up.
Around a minute and a half, you might be thinking, “Oh, a alternate universe where we found aliens on the moon. This could maybe be cool. I wonder why I hadn’t heard of this film?” And then your heart drops (and your head starts to hurt) with four treacherous words:
I can actually hear a million voices groaning at once, and then silence. And then more groans. And then some sobbing from fans who mourn the 3rd abomination of their favorite childhood cartoon.
Something else that’s bothersome – IMDb’s plot summary of the film is:
Against the backdrop of the space race between the U.S.S.R. and the USA, the alliance between Sam Witwicky (LaBeouf) and Optimus Prime is put to the test against a common enemy: Shockwave.
So, wait… Sam Witwicky is going to be sent back in time to the 60s? I hate you so much, Bay. So very, very much. If you must choose a plot device whose 1985 pinnacle your sad movie can not possibly top, is it too much to ask for Don Draper to make a cameo so he can punch Sam in the face?