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Watch TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON Red Carpet LIVE! Plus 10 Reasons Why We LOVE The Film!

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You can tune in right here for the TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON premiere LIVE from New York City, TODAY, at 5:30 p.m/EST to watch director Michael Bay and stars Shia LaBeouf, Josh Duhamel, John Turturro, Tyrese Gibson, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Patrick Dempsey, Kevin Dunn, Julie White, Frances McDormand and Ken Jeong walk the red carpet. The event will be streamed free at yhoo.it/transformerspremiere.

Michael Bay’s TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON will be shown exclusively at 3D and IMAX locations across the country beginning at 9PM local time Tonight, June 28th, allowing moviegoers nationwide to be among the first to see the latest installment in the hit franchise, and the first to be shot in 3D. The movie will open wide beginning at 12AM on June 29th.

On Monday evening, the crew of WAMG went to the screening of TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON and found there was much to love about Michael Bay’s spectacular third chapter in the Autobots vs the Decepticons saga – plus a few things not in the movie. There are some scenes that’ll leave you literally slack-jawed and one cameo more than a little misty. So here goes.

1. Linkin Park Performing “Iridescent” Live in Moscow

In celebration of the film, Linkin Park performed a special outdoor concert to more than 10,000 fans at Vasilyevsky Spusk of the Red Square in Moscow – with the Kremlin and St. Basil’s Basilica as the backdrop (June 23rd). The 3D Michael Bay film opened the Moscow International Film Festival. You can hear the song during the film’s end credits.

2. Tyrese Gibson on The Green Carpet

Okay, so maybe this wasn’t exactly a part of the film, but the always handsome Tyrese Gibson’s arrival on the green carpet for the Global Premiere of TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON made us sit up and take notice. Moscow Film Festival on June 23, 2011 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Lucian Capellaro).

3. The 3D Look Of TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON

Held in May at the Paramount Theater at Paramount Pictures in Los Angeles, Director/Executive Producer Michael Bay and James Cameron spoke to the gathered crowd of attendees at the TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON 3D – TRANSFORMING VISUAL ART: A Conversation with Michael Bay and James Cameron. After seeing this roller coaster of a movie, we’re convinced!

4. The Wingman Scene & Behind-the-Scenes Look
Photo credit: Courtesy of Paramount Pictures Wingsuit flyers in TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON, from Paramount Pictures. ©2011 Paramount Pictures Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Hasbro, TRANSFORMERS and all related characters are trademarks of Hasbro. © 2011 Hasbro. All Rights Reserved.

5. Bumblebee in TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON

Sam Witwicky’s faithful Autobot once again had us wishing for a guardian camaro to call our own.

6. IMAX-Sized Transformers Posters

7. Optimus Prime and Sentinel Prime (spoilers ahead)

Lots to love about the Primes in the 3rd installment. To begin with, Optimus now transforms into a conventional Peterbilt 379 cab, rather than the cab over design of his original Generation 1 body, however he keeps his first generation trailer. Second, the autobot smackdown between Sentinel Prime (voiced by Leonard Nimoy) and Optimus Prime. Lastly, big cheers to the Buzz Aldrin cameo & to the STAR TREK nod by the filmmakers.

8. BIG action scenes between the Autobots and Decepticons

Invisotext Spoiler:

When Optimus learns that the humans have concealed the discovery of a Cybertronian ship on the moon he and Ratchet investigate. They recover Sentinel Prime, who Optimus returns to life using the Matrix. After Sentinel Prime insists the Earth expel the Autobots the Wreckers prepare the Autobot ship Xantium for flight. The Autobots escape in the first booster stage and return to Earth before Starscream destroys the ship. Optimus kills Shockwave in combat and uses Shockwave’s weapon to stop the space bridge from bringing Cybertron to Earth.

9. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

Berlin premiere of TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON on June 25th, 2011 at the CineStar Sony Center

and finally

10. Michael Bay’s Thank You Note To The Fans

(via http://www.michaelbay.com/)


BERLIN, GERMANY – JUNE 25: Director Michael Bay attends the “Transformers 3″ European premiere on June 25, 2011 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images for Paramount)

06/26/2011

I just want to take the opportunity to thank all the fans around the world for letting me have fun with the Transformers franchise. It has been a wonderful opportunity to have worked with about 4000 crew members around the world. These artists are some of the very best in the entire film business. I’m honored to have had you work along side me. We had an amazing time.

“Dark of the Moon” has some of the most technically challenging sequences ever shot. And shot in 3D. I must urge you to find the very best theatre and see this movie in that format. 3D was a forethought, not an afterthought in this movie. I’m glad Jim Cameron and Steven Spielberg really convinced me to shoot in this new technology. We used and invented many new techniques to make the 3D sharper, brighter and more color contrast. I think theatre owners heard their audience that they need to respect the specs of the projectors and not dim the bulbs to save money.

Many theaters are presenting it in the brand new 7.1 sound, which is awesome. This is the most comple intricate sound track that me and my Academy Awarding winning sound team have done. They really out did themselves to make this a big picture experience. Hopefully you will have as much fun watching this movie as we all had making it.

Thanks,

Michael Bay

LONDON, ENGLAND – JUNE 26: Fans smile at the Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon – UK Premiere at the BFI IMAX on June 26, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

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