Last week fans were treated to two interesting trailers, one for the fourth installment of Transformers and the second was for Rock Steady’s upcoming video game Arkham Knight. I loved the trailer for Arkham Knight and if you already haven't noticed by now I am a HUGE Batman fan, so with that being said keep the Batman video games coming, however give me at least one Justice League game. Batman Arkham Asylum was epic, Arkham City was a great follow up and Arkham Origins did a clever job re-telling Bruce Wayne’s early adventures as the Dark Knight.
I have watch this trailer a number of times and still admire how well put together this piece turned out , what constantly came to mind is how great an actual movie trailer this would be, the theatrical feeling and emotion within the game’s trailer was felt from the time you heard Thomas Wayne’s words to the very end. This game will allow fans to see the return of regulars such as Penguin, Two-Face and Scarecrow, however the game’s main villain will be “Arkham Knight”. When I first heard the title of the game my first thought was that it was based off of Batman , but I have come to find out that is not so, this will be the actual villain of the game who will be a very challenging opponent to our Dark Knight.
Rock Steady Rep had this to say:
"Yes. I can tell you his name is the Arkham Knight. And that's pretty much about it. He's a new super villain that we've definitely had a lot of fun working on. We fell for this particular art. We wanted a new character in there. It works so well for this story that we're telling. We still definitely got all the classic characters back, and these are characters you all know and love. And then we wanted to bring someone new in who could push and test Batman in new ways. It was also great for us personally to have that opportunity to contribute a little bit to the Batman universe as well”
Batman seems to be getting yet another great adventure that fans will have the opportunity to play through. Stay tuned.
As for the new Transformers trailer, I have very mixed feelings. I am a huge Transformers fans, I grew up watching the cartoons and reading the comics I am also a huge fan of Optimus Prime. I come into this with feelings of excitement as I am happy with the change up in cast, I think Mark Wahlberg will be great , he will give the movie the serious edge it lacked in all of the previous films especially on the human side of things. I cannot wait to see if the fan favorite Dinobots are done justice in this film by Michael bay, and as always it will be great to see Optimus Prime in action as well as Galvatron and what looks to be there interpretation as Unicron, which in the animated movie, was a planet that devours other planets. This incarnation, in what I saw in the trailer, seems to be a huge ship like creature that can cause massive destruction just. I will see this film out of nostalgia and for the simple fact I will get to see characters brought to life with our ever growing technology.
In all three films, Michael Bay has done an awful job telling the story of the Transformers and in really giving the fans insight on the relationships and personalities within each Autobot and Decepticon within the film, too much time is spent on the humans and exploding things and not enough on the viewer getting to know these character, that was huge with the animated series because you got to know the different personalities and characteristics between both groups. I am also not a fan of how he seems to go away from the source material of the characters, Bumblebee is a small Autobot scout, however in the movie version he is this huge action attack Autobot. Jazz, who was foolishly killed in the first movie, was the size Bumblebee should have been. I do not see Bay making use of the endless gallery of Autobots and Decepticons in this film, I keep seeing made up characters. This is uncalled for as you have a list of series one Transformers to choose from as well as the later version which gave us Hot Rod, Ultra Magnus, Kup, and Springer. Although the trailer was pretty good , still very leery about this film, but I am hopeful that it will be the best out of its three predecessors.