Super Bowl Spot For 'Transformers: Age of Extinction' Shows Us Optimus, Mark Wahlberg, And Even Dinobots

Recently, director Michael Bay's name has been coming up often in association with the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot he's producing, but many have forgotten the director has his own film hitting theaters this summer too, and that's the fourth installment to the Transformers series. While many will agree that the director's last film in the Transformers franchise; Dark of the Moon, was an improvement over Revenge of the Fallen, many are worried about how Bay will handle the classic Dinobots on the big screen. Well now Super Bowl XLVII has brought us our first look at Tranformers: Age of Extinction, with a glimpse at the Dinobots themselves.
Here's the Super Bowl TV spot for Transformer: Age of Extinction

So to start things off on a positive note, fans will be pleased to see that good old Optimus is back in action, despite having an all new look to him. There's also the pleasant absence of Shia LaBeouf's trademark squeals, replaced here with Mark Wahlberg's character running and screaming for his daughter Tessa (Nicola Peltz). It also seems Megatron (Who has possibly become Galvatron in this film) has finally come to realize that he was never intended to transform into a giant space tank or jet, but now a giant gun face, similar to the past cartoon incarnation. And how could one miss the new Autobot parachuting with two handguns in tow, and of course, we now finally witness the long over due appearance by the previously rumored Dinobots. Now as of yet the robots of the film don't exactly seem to be of much concern, but rather the human characters, as has been the case with the last couple of Transformers film. While Wahlberg's leading man Cade Yaeger will surely make for a good enough substitute for LaBeouf's Sam Witwicky, the real pressure lies on new comers Nicola Peltz (The Last Airbender) and Jack Reynor (Delivery Man), who both have rather lackluster films on their resumes.
Now of course, the flaws of this TV spot surely show upon second and third viewings, and it definitely seems the film has movie taken a sky dive from the heavens and is preparing to land face first when it comes to the special effects we see here. One scene that makes this highly evident in the trailer is the close up on Optimus Prime's face, where we can see an extreme lack of detail of which he had in the previous films. With film's like Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim proving the artistic potential giant on screen robots have, the standards Bay and co. have to meet visually with this film have been raised. We also see Optimus getting shot again through the chest (I mean I don't think 50 Cent would let that happen twice, so how did Optimus manage to?), and of course, he probably won't actually stay injured for more than ten minutes of the movie. We see the classic Bay-esque shots that have been a topic of ridicule from both fans and critics alike, such as the over abundance of explosions, and an already cheesy looking car chase sequence. It's easy to notice Bay's use of filming from a far away position in order to compensate for the lack of detail we mentioned earlier.
Being that this is only a TV spot for Age of Extinction, we can only hope to see more detail and a  more of the army aspect of the film arise through longer trailer. With cast editions such as Kelsey Grammer (X-Men: The Last Stand), and Stanley Tucci (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire) playing roles that will apparently be key to the film's plot, there's surely much more footage to see as the film nears it's summer realize.  but for now we can sit and mindlessly enjoy Optimus riding the surprisingly sick (In a good way) Dinobot Grimlock to lord knows where. Despite being graphically less appealing it looks as though that Age of Extinction looks to offer more of a character developmental story along with a more aggressive story line similar to Transformers: Dark of the Moon.
So how do you feel about the first trailer for Transformers: Age of Extinction? Do agree you that the lack of detail will be compensated for with a truck load of action? Leave your comments below!