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'Transformers' Super Bowl ad resurrects Megatron for ride promo

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Seriously, how many times does Megatron have to die?  I guess that’s one of the perks of being a robot — replacement parts.

The leader of the villainous Decepticons muscles into this Super Bowl spot, which begins like a glitch in the telecast and turns into an urgent message from Optimus Prime about Transformers: The Ride 3-D, opening at Universal Studios Hollywood in May.

Speculating about whether the deep scars on Megatron’s face indicate that the ride takes place between the end of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (when he got his dome bashed in) and the beginning of the most recent movie, Dark of the Moon, are probably a little too heavy for the average non-Transformers geek.

Waiting in line at the park for this ride will provide plenty of time to dissect the plot.