MTV takes a look at leaked Transformers 2 trailer

April 29, 2009 – 3:01 pm

A day before its Yahoo! launch, the trailer to Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen leaked online. MTV offers a detailed look at the trailer:

“Megatron wants what’s in my mind!” screams Sam Witwicky in the 2:32 clip, which appeared on YouTube and other Web sites Wednesday morning (April 29), a day before it was due to officially premiere online. “I just had a full-blown mental meltdown in the middle of my class. I’m seeing symbols!”

Contrasting with the action-packed “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” trailers that have come before it, the new clip focuses mainly on Shia LaBeouf’s story as Sam, the main human character in the series. It begins with Shia having a frank discussion with his pal Bumblebee, explaining that it’s time for him to move out of the house and on with his life. “Bee,” he says. “I want to talk to you about the college thing, OK?”

Although Bumblebee responds by playing the Pointer Sisters’ “I’m So Excited” song, the film focuses on themes of moving away from home and living up to your potential. So, we see Bee and the other Autobots adjusting to life on Earth, Shia using a webcam to stay in touch with Megan Fox’s Mikaela Barnes and Optimus Prime explaining that Sam can’t run away from being a hero.

“Fate rarely calls upon us at a moment of our choosing,” the Autobot leader insists after Sam’s past follows him to college, prompting Sam to counter, “This isn’t my war!”

The trailer is set to debut on Yahoo! on Thursday at noon. The film opens in conventional and IMAX theaters June 24, 2009. Key sequences of the film have been shot using IMAX® cameras.

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