A mechanic stumbles upon an old truck. But it’s not a truck! It’s Optimus Prime. And that isn’t just any mechanic! It’s Mark Wahlberg. That is essentially the plot of Michael Bay’s Transformers: Age of Extinction, the fourth-installment of the blockbuster franchise.
The trailer reveals that the government finds out about Marky Mark’s discovery, chaos ensues, and there are a ton of cool-looking explosions and epic robot battles. (This is all done with the subtlety of someone wielding a jackhammer.)
What really caught our attention—and the attention of hardcore Transformers fans—is the Dinobot at the end. These, as the name would suggest, are robots who transform into dinosaurs.
Michael Bay’s Dinobot looks like The Terminator meets Jurassic Park. Has he done this beloved beast justice?
Or do they look like this:
New toy images reveal the new Dinobot line-up in Transformers 4 http://t.co/QjfPXO6zWj— io9 (@io9) January 8, 2014
The people are excited.
OMG! OPTIMUS PRIME WAS RIDING A DINOBOT!!! 8-YEAR-OLD STEVEN JUST EXPLODED!!!!— Steven Roberts (@Hnics85) February 3, 2014
But they've been let down before.
"No, this Transformers will be good because it has dinosaur robots and Mark Wahlberg" - the hopes of a very stupid person— Christopher Sebela (@xtop) March 5, 2014
Optimus Prime never rode a Dinobot. So unrealistic.— Seth Rorabaugh (@emptynetters) February 3, 2014
The dinobots in Age of Extinction look cool. Too bad they feel like they're in a completely different movie than the rest of the trailer.— josh lewis (@thejoshl) March 5, 2014
But really, how can this not be cool?