‘Transformers: Dark of the Moon’ Film Trailer Transforms Apollo History

In the teaser trailer released last week for the upcoming film “Transformers: Dark of the Moon,” director Michael Bay rewrites the history of the first moon landing. Apollo astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin are sent on a mission that takes “a giant leap” beyond collecting rocks and planting the American flag.

Neil Armstrong photographed by Buzz Aldrin aft...

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According to the preview for Bay’s third film about “robots in disguise,” while everyone thought the astronauts were exploring the moon “for all mankind,” they were really off discovering a crashed alien spacecraft.

But that’s not all Bay did to transform Apollo. Although the teaser is only about two and a half minutes long, it packs in a surprising number of changes to how the 1969 moon landing — and to quote the trailer, “a generation’s greatest achievement” — was accomplished.

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via ‘Transformers: Dark of the Moon’ Film Trailer Transforms Apollo History – Yahoo! News.