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Old 12-24-2005, 05:01 AM   #20
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Thumbs up Transformers the movie

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Title: Transformers the movie
Age Rating: PG for violence & some mild language
Released: 1986 in USA, 1990 in Japan
Desricpion: Best animated movie evah!


Here we see Darth, err Megatron undergoing a scan

Introduction-
I do not recall how I found the movie, but all I know is that it was magnificent. I could not recall any other movie (well maybe other than Disney's) that impressed as much as Transformers the movie did. The art, the fights, the music, the cool looking robots- everything about it awed me and entertained me for the length of the movie. ...and to this day it still does.

Here I am with another review, one that might give you an idea on what this year's X-Mas present will be for little ones, and to express my opinion in this great movie.

If you've never seen the Transformers movie as a kid before- LOOK FOR IT NOW! Oh and for the record, I'll try show as less spoilers as possible ^_^v. Oh and excuse my spelling .


I wonder what the Decepticons would be without Laserbeak & Ratbat?

Story-
It is the year 2005 (no, seriously that's what the narrator says), the Decepticons still have complete control over Cybertron, however the Autobots have gathered enough force to one day re-take their home planet. To counter such a threat, Megatron, mighty leader of the Decepticons launches an attack on Autobot City on Earth to crumble the Autobots forces. Meanwhile, some light-years away from Cybertron, a devastating being beckons.....


Art-
OK- WOW! Even though I've seen the movie BEFORE seeing the Transformers G1 TV show, the art is fantastic! When comparing the art of the movie to the episode, you will notice how the art is the same, but with far more better quality! Now if only they've done that with Season 3 :/. All the Transformers & robots look cool & the worlds are very colourful & give you a feel of what the Transformers universe would look like.

I must note on how some of the main Autobots' designs look rather 'ahead of their time' like Blur & Wheelie, while other are a bit strange (like Magnus & the Sweeps)

Another good thing in this movie is that the transformations are really well drawn and detailed. There are a few episodes which show the Autobots transforming 'fluidly', but the movie does it best.

Despite that, this movie is one of the best animated movie of it's era & very well drawn.


Autobot City's, later to be known as Metraplex, transformation to War mode is one of the coolest scenes in the movie!

The Characters-
NOTE: I've decided to not spoil too much to you in this section even though I think some of you will remember events from the movie by reading this ;).

Optimus Prime: Leader of the Autobots, who meets his doom at the foul hands of Megatron. TBH, the scene in Autobot City when he fires at the Decepticons with gun is BADASS & TOTAL OWNAGE! Plus his fight against Megatron's one of the best in the movie!

Hot Rod: One of the survivors of the assault on Autobot City & the main hero of the movie. However, unlike some movies where the main characters gets all the attention, all the other characters get their share as well.

Ultra Magnus: He leads the Autobots to Cybertron to find out WTFs going there.

Kup: One of the oldest Autbots, maybe not as old as Optimus, but he had his share of adventures in the past. i quote- "Ba weep grana weepp ninny-bar"...or something like that...

The Junkeons: Robots who can transform and live on the Planet of Junk & are led by a transformer that goes by the name of 'Junk-gar'. (I would like to mention how I like the words he says which seem to be lines from TV shows).

The Dinobots: Five Autobots that Transform into dinosaurs. Despite their brute strength, there wasn't enough components to make them smart, but who needs brains when you can bash them?! The Dinobots are: Grimlock (T-Rex), Snarl (Stegosaurus), Slag (Triceratops), Sludge (Brachiosaurus and the dumbest of them all, even Grimlock!) & Swoop (Pterodactyl).

Megatron: Leader of the Decepticons, after Soundwave turns a 180 (I'm just being sarcastic here BTW) on him to save himself, he gains some 'new powers'.

Soundwave: My fav. Transformer and the Decepticons most useful & powerful asset, I ask you to consider how the Decepticons would've fared against the Autobots had he never been with them?

Starscream: What words can describe Starscream? Perhaps maybe calling him a 'true Decepticon' would pretty much sum it up. For eons he has been plotting to out-throw Megatron, and in this movie, he finds out the consequences of doing so.

Unicron: The main villian of the movie. Unicron is a being that consumes other planets to either satiate his hunger or to become stronger. He has a weakness, one which forces him to use the aid of unlikely ally.


If Kickback had known he'd be run over by Kup, he would've considered falling, transforming and going back up for more carnage, but then again Bombshell's the brains of the Insectacons

The Action & stuff-
The movie's fights are really good and entertaining, though near the end it sorta cuts it short and has the main villain go boom after a few failed, but interesting attempts. The most obvious fight, of course, would have to be Optimus vs. Megatron, I doubt I'd see a movie with a fight as good as that. Also Unicron crushing Cybertron was like :br: BADASS!

One thing that may seem strange is....Autobots dieing, which is REALLY weird considering if they got shot like that in the normal show, they'd come back kicking in action after a while- weird.

For comedy, well there are some comical lines, but nothing beats Grimlock & the Dinobots.

I must say that this movie has THE BEST LINES EVER! Seriously, now that I listen to them, I feel like giving the script writers a pat on the back for a job excellently done!

Here are some that I remember:
Megatron: "Prime!"
Optimus: "One shall stand, one shall fall."
Megatron: "Why throw away your life so recklessly?"
Optimus: "That's a question you should ask yourself, Megatorn."

Quinteson Judge: "Silence or you shall be held in contempt to this court!"
Hot Rod: "I have nothing BUT contempt to this court."

Unicron: "I have summoned you here for a purpose."
Megatron: "Nobody summons Megatron."
Unicron: "Then it pleases me to be the first."

Starscream: "Who disrupts my coronation?!"
Galvatron: "'Coronation', Starscream? This is bad comedy."
Starscream: "Megatron? Is that you?!"
Galvatron: "Here's a hint-" *Transforms into a cannon and disintegrates Starscream*

Soundwave: "Soundwave superior, Constructacons inferior."<<My fav. line the movie

Grimlock: "Me, Grimlock, not 'nice dino', me bash brains!"

Galvatron: "I, Galvatron, will crush you just as Megatron crushed Prime"
Ultra Magnus: "...and you'll die trying just like Megatron!"


One final thing I should mention- for SOME reason this movie seems to be based off Season 1, since you don't get to see many of the other Transformers from Season 2 like the Stuntacons or the Aerialbots & Omega Supreme- ODD!


The Constructacons are merging...this could only mean one thing- GET MORE POPCORN CUZ THE GOOD STUFF GONNA GET BETTER!

The Audio-
Nice music & great voice-acting that gives life to the Transformers. You will notice some songs put in the movie at some scenes and they're all really good. I'm not sure if it's cuz I DLed the movie, but there are times when you need to increase the volume when some of the characters are speaking (mostly Unicron).

Oh and one last note- there are curse words in this movie.


Megatron vs. Optimus is one of the best fights I've seen yet in animated movie...maybe other than FF7 AC

Final Score: 4.5/5
What can I say, I love the movie <3. Try finding this beauty and watching it with your family this X-Mas. I believe this movie was true to the fans, despite some noticeable errors which I've added, not that I don't dislike the movie for, but wonder how they could've been overlooked.

The Errors (some)-
1- Where's Snarl? Sometimes you see him sometimes you don't.
2- Why didn't Blaster go with the Autobots to Cybertron and stayed in the remains of Autobot City for? He can't be able to repair it by himself.
3- How the heck did the Decepticons catch up to Ironhide's space craft? ..and how come their sensors didn't indicate this?
4- How the HECK did all those Decepticons fit into Astrotrain?! The Contructacons even transform into Devastator in him! ...and Astrotrain's the size of any normal Transformer!
5- When Unicron re-models' the discarded Decepticons along with Megatron, you see 3 Sweeps & 2 Cyclonus, then when they transform you see 4 Sweeps. Then when they board their space ship you only see 1 Cyclonus & 4 Sweeps O_o. (Note- THE LAST one is the correct number of Galvatron's new henchmen).
6- The Decepticons that were re-modelled are: Thudner*******, Sky Warp (both are 'swap palettes' of Starscream) & the Insectacons. This would mean that their old versions no longer exist, however use see the Insectacons striving for Energon in Season 3! On the other hand, sadly, Thunder******* & Sky Warp are never heard of since- *sigh*
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