Even though I am a cartoon addict (well not addict, but I have seen way too many to be considered a “normal” viewer) and having seen Transformers as a youngster, I never saw the actual Transformer movie.
We started rewatching the transformers series (all ordered from Ebay) and when season 2 was finished we popped in the movie (also from Ebay).
Now the fact that te movie takes place in 2005 is hilarious, as its already a decade past that date and there are still no transformers in our world….(actually its not hilarious, its sad… boring world).
The movie is a complete bundle of sadness in itself. I do not mean that as the movie is bad, on the contrary the movie is great! But almost all the autobots die. ALMOST ALL OF THEM! Even Optimus Prime bites the dust. I can I enjoy this film when not one of my favourite autobot makes it out alive.
Not even the Decepticons are safe from death, some of the most interesting Decepticons manage to be written off of the show.
Optimus Prime chooses Ultra Magnus as the new leader, but unfortunately he dies….(not forever thank goodness!). Hotrod ultimately is the one who gets and keeps the Matrix therefore becoming Rodimus Prime. (I preferred Ultra Magnus over Rodimus Prime because well…honestly, Hotrod is still just a damn teenager on the inside).
The movie has everything a good movie should have (cartoon movie should have). Good music, great voice acting, a solid story and it makes you feel a thousand feelings (or at least leave you with a good feeling).
Downsides of this movie:
- All the autobots die (almost all)
- Blurr doesn’t die (I just don’t really like that fast talking auto bot)
- Starscream dies
- Megatron becomes even more annoying than he already was
Upside of this movie:
- Great voice acting
- Leonard Nimoy
- Ultra Magnus
- The music
Just a short review regarding the Transformer movie from 1986. If you enjoyed the Transformer series as a child (or adult) and you haven’t seen the movie, go watch it! It is definitely worth it!