It’s understandable if you think that perhaps this isn’t a trailer for Michael Bay’s next installment of the Transformers franchise. There are no ridiculous explosions, no overtly manipulative patriotic images and no Shia LaBeouf running around. Nonetheless, this is indeed our first official look at the Transformers: Dark Of The Moon.
It’s not a bad trailer, as it sets up what will probably be the mystery in the film this time around. My only complaint is that it is very similar in idea to the teaser trailer for the first film which featured a Mars rover encountering a decepticon.
While I’m no Transformers fanboy, I’m guessing that the Transformer that the Apollo 11 astronauts discover on that historic July 20, 1969 day is Apha Trion, one of the original 13 Transformers created by the alien Quintessons and granted sentience by the computer designated Vector Seven. Alpha Trion was the Transformer who lead the rebellion that freed the robot race from slavery, though it lead to the civil war between the Autobots and the Decepticons.