5 Fascinating Facts About 1986’s Transformers: The Movie

Optimus Prime

With the release of the latest disappointing Michael Bay Transformers film, children of the 1980s are dusting off their copy of the only movie to ever truly capture the majesty of the Autobots and Decepticons: 1986’s Transformers: The Movie. By now, running back to the pinnacle of the cartoon series that started a billion dollar empire for Hasbro, is becoming a yearly rite of reassurance for Transformer fans. The film holds up amazingly well 31 years after its release, but while you might know every line of the ultimate Prime vs. Megatron showdown and all the lyrics to Stan Bush’s classic stadium anthem “The Touch”, there are some wild things about Transformers: The Movie that you just might not know.

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Stronger Trailer #1 (2017) “Strength Defines Us”

Following on the heels of last year’s outstanding Patriots Day is another film telling the stories of inspiration that spun out of the horror that was the Boston Marathon Bombing.  Based on the book by the same name, Stronger tells the story of one of the victims of that 2013 attack.  Jake Gyllenhaal plays a victim of the bombing who aided the police in the capture of the bombers and inspired the city of Boston in their darkest hour.  I’m so glad that Orphan Black‘s Tatiana Maslany is now getting some major film roles after the series has wrapped, and more people will get to see her astounding talent.  Directed by David Gordon Green, Stronger opens in theaters September 27, 2017.

Tatiana Maslany and Jake Gyllenhaal in Stronger