Or so the posters say, at least.
This week, new posters for “Transformers: Age of Extinction” started appearing everywhere. But instead of selling the robotic adventure film, the posters appeared as if they were anti-Transformer propaganda. It makes sense since it presents the film initial premise – that after the cataclysmic battle in 2011’s “Transformers: Dark of the Moon”, all Transformers were seen as an existential menace to the planet. In fact, Michael Bay did state that “Transformers: Age of Extinction” will be in a very different world. The world where the inhabitants of Earth are united against any and all Transformers.
They even went as far as creating a separate microsite altogether to push the idea. Have you seen TransformersAreDangerous.com?
The “campaign”, in full effect, as seen in the series of posters and news clippings, evokes the kind of imagery and language that historically has been used in propaganda designed to intimidate undesirables or public service announcements (PSAs) meant to raise awareness of terrorist attack.
Like this one:
Brr. We’re shaking in our lil space boots!
Check out our gallery for the full propaganda campaign’s series of visuals:
Don’t forget to check out our compilation of Transformers facts that you probably never knew about i.e. did you know that 532 cars were destroyed in “Transformers: Dark of the Moon”? Go here for more!
“Transformers: Age of Extinction” opens in cinemas nationwide on 26th June (Thursday)!