The Transformers: The Movie (1986)

Transformers: The Movie Quote: “Megatron must be stopped… no matter the cost.” – Optimus Prime

“The Transformers: The Movie” put us in a very strange position. Should we view the movie as children of the ’80s, as adults in a 2020 pandemic, or through the eyes of Gen Z? 

And that led to more questions: Why do Autobots turn into cars at the worst times? Is something creepy going on with Rodimus Prime and Daniel? Is Spike the worst dad in the galaxy? 

Sometimes, a movie is just meant to be fun and sell toys. Sense of scale doesn’t matter. Storylines are secondary, and the deaths of beloved characters just lead to really detailed dance scenes.

“The Transformers: The Movie” had everything: a puckering space butthole, dozens of named characters that basically looked the same, a kick-ass butt-rock soundtrack, Orson Welles, Leonard Nemoy, Judd Nelson, Frank Welker, Robert Stack, Scatman Crothers, and the Micro Machines Man.

As the theme song goes, this one was more than meets the eye.

Plot Summary: “Transformers: The Movie” The film’s story takes place in 2005, 20 years after the events of the TV series’ second season. After the death of Optimus Prime during a devastating assault on Autobot City, the Autobots are pursued by Galvatron, the regenerated form of Megatron and servant of Unicron, a planet-devouring Transformer who sets out to consume Cybertron. The soundtrack comprises synthesizer music by Vince DiCola and heavy metal by various groups.

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