Seems they had a display of about 25 minutes of the upcoming Transformers movie up in NYC. The event was apparently for the benefit of Hasbro executives and other fat cats. They showed four separate scenes that seemed to start with the best gee wiz moments to the absolute scariest news for fanboys since Jar-Jar was heard on an Episode One trailer asking, "you saying peoples gonna die?"
To start, it sounds like any rumors of Michael Bay being true to the material was a load of donkey crap, as if we didn't really deep down see that coming. The movie clips they played were laced with tons of "humor." Do you want an example? I mean, do you really want an example?
Fine. Read at your own risk.
Seems there is a scene with a dog hiking his leg on an autobot. Yes, it's true. Apparently shocked at canine urine (hilarious!), the autobot takes aim to blow the little fleabag into tiny pieces. However, a nice person stops the autobot and begs for the dog's life. Wow, thrilling. The little mutt should have pissed on the screenwriter's laptop.
That's right, folks, the Transformers from your childhood are turned into walking punchlines. The review on aintitcoolnews describes the Transformers as loveable buffoons and compares them to Pete's Dragon. Yes, the Disney movie.
There are some other things that diehards will be disappointed with. Optimus Prime's mouth does move during his speech, rather than sport the covered face plate from the 80s. Peter Cullen provides the voice (as only he can), however, the reviewer said you definitely can tell Father Time has taken his toll on the actor.
There was some interesting info on Bay originally refusing to take the movie. But then he had his Wonder Years moment and remembered way back in 1980 how he saw production drawings of Indiana Jones while working at Lucasfilm and went home telling his friends how much the movie would "suck." Good call there, dumb ass. Yeah, that Indiana Jones movie sure blew at the box office.
I know there are some of you still looking forward to the movie. Who knows? I might even see it. I just didn't have the heart to post all the information on these scenes on The Nerduary. If you really want to read it, visit http://www.aintitcool.com/node/31595.