[still typing with only one hand, please forgive the mess]
last week, a trailer appeared on the internet, giving us the first look at some of Optimus Prime's facial animation from Michael Bay's upcoming fanboy opus.
as predicted, all the fanboys have gone nuts over it. ""he has /lips/?? gay," was the collective scream of the blogosphere.
also as predicted, Paramount made everyone take down the video.
also as predicted, Michael Bay has released a statement saying that wasn't real movie footage, that the footage in qestion was an early animation test that some "foreign trailer editor" spliced in. shades of Hulk all over again.
if you havent seen the footage, i've presented it here in reduced-framerate animated gif format:
already Bay and Paramount have taken action reworking animation footage in response to the outrage on the internet.
i have managed to dig up a still of the new changes the've made, and the results are pretty drastic. in order to avoid the wrath of Michael Bay, i'm only going to link to it, but here you go: