"Me Grimlock. Stomp Decepticons!"
Just kidding — the Dinobot commander doesn't talk like that in the upcoming "Transformers: Age of Extinction" movie, at least if the Super Bowl ad is any indication.
Yes, we have a certain amount of nostalgia for the lovably simple-minded big metal pet/sidekick that was Grimlock in the original "Transformers" animated series from back in the '80s — but now that it's, like, 30 years later (!), it's time for a brave new interpretation of the robot that can turn into a T-Rex and his merry band of prehistoric mechanical shapeshifters.
Watch the Super Bowl spot for 'Transformers: Age of Extinction':
We get a glimpse of that brave new interpretation in the Big Game spot for "Transformers: Age of Extinction" that comes courtesy of Paramount. Grimlock and the Dinobots are arguably the most anticipated new characters in the latest TF movie, and Michael Bay & Co. are still for the most part keeping the mighty beasts hidden behind the curtain — though the teaser at least confirms that, yes, we will be seeing what looks like some very satisfying Dinobot action in the new adventure of the robots in disguise, including some aerial combat sequences, courtesy of Swoop (the Pterodactyl-lookin' one).
Or maybe it's Sky Lynx, who's not a Dinobot per se but is a "primitive," as established by the old animated series episode, "Call of the Primitives." Dear lord, why is June so far away?
Also on display in the Super Bowl spot is the upgraded Optimus Prime, who looks, of course, 'sleeker and sexier' with a more muscular design (and, in one shot, rides atop Grimlock as his trusty steed). And it looks like Megatron is back, despite having his head torn off by Optimus in the last TF movie, "Dark of the Moon" … though he looks a bit upgraded himself, and might very well now be known as Galvatron if "Age of Extinction" is borrowing from the mythology created by the animated "The Transformers: The Movie" (1986).
Oh, and there's also Mark Wahlberg and some attractive young people, but they don't transform into anything, so who cares?
Look for an official trailer for "Transformers: Age of Extinction" sometime soon, one that hopefully features even more Dinobots and more Dinobots and, you know, more Dinobots.
"Transformers: Age of Extinction" hits theaters on June 27.
Watch all the movie commercials from Super Bowl XVLIII: