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All the Awkward Shots of Mark Wahlberg's Gigantic Arms in 'Transformers 4' Trailer

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Mar 05, 2014 | 2:23pm EST

There is one thing that really sticks out in the new trailer for Transformers: Age of Extinction — not the robots, not the Texas, not the Tucci. It's the arms. Mark Wahlberg's hulking limbs, clumsily on display in the vast majority of the video's runtime. Unbound by fabric, Wahlberg's arms play central protagonist in Michael Bay's latest teaser, showcasing an unprecedented range of joy, frustration, and pushing as Bay's camera awkwardly slips them into every other frame. It seems we have finally met this Transformers movie's true hero. Take a look —

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In case you missed a few, here's a quick rundown of all the awkward arm shots:

We first meet our main character, Wahlberg's Arms, at about :19, thrusting himself toward a clear Texas sky as his veins course with an optimistic vigor.

Mark Wahlberg, Awkward Arms, Transformers: Age of Extinction TrailerTransformers: Age of Extinction/YouTube

Just a few seconds later (:25), Wahlberg's Arms sets to work, employing the only element as powerful as they — fire — to uncover the mystery of something far less visually stimulating than a flexed appendage.

Mark Wahlberg, Awkward Arms, Transformers: Age of Extinction TrailerTransformers: Age of Extinction/YouTube

"Now wait just a minute!" cries Wahlberg's Arms at :33, fastening their face-bases at the hips of the braindead organism they use as transport, and taking issue with whatever is going on at the other side of this room. Was it something to do with that truck? Can we just take a peek? No, no, stay focused on the biceps.

Mark Wahlberg, Awkward Arms, Transformers: Age of Extinction TrailerTransformers: Age of Extinction/YouTube

Finally, Arms sees some action! At :39, W.A.'s chief adversary — a heavy door — makes its first appearance, setting off what could be Bay's most exciting combat sequence yet!

Mark Wahlberg, Awkward Arms, Transformers: Age of Extinction TrailerTransformers: Age of Extinction/YouTube

Hey, what's that pesky metal bar doing getting in the way of Wahlberg's Arms at :47?

Mark Wahlberg, Awkward Arms, Transformers: Age of Extinction TrailerTransformers: Age of Extinction/YouTube

Oh, thank God. (:51)

Mark Wahlberg, Awkward Arms, Transformers: Age of Extinction TrailerTransformers: Age of Extinction/YouTube

Bay knew that sacrificing the aesthetic of a clear background would be a risky move for Transformers 4, but it proves successful when Wahlberg's Arms takes center stage at :59, hanging low and stiff in a yet unseen dramatic turn for the actor.

Mark Wahlberg, Awkward Arms, Transformers: Age of Extinction TrailerTransformers: Age of Extinction/YouTube

Wahlberg's Arms exhibits his most impressive feat yet at 1:48, taking on a sleeved look for a darker, more cerebral performance. You hear it here first: mark 2014 as the Armaissance.

Mark Wahlberg, Awkward Arms, Transformers: Age of Extinction TrailerTransformers: Age of Extinction/YouTube

Have a great day, everyone.

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