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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This game could be a healing balm to the kids of the 1980’s who have watched our beloved Transformers morphed into Michael Bay’s evil chamber pot. The game is made in the style of the original cartoon and most of the voice actors from the cartoon are returning including Peter Cullen as Optimus Prime and Frank Welker as Megatron. Transformers: Devastation releases October 6. 2015 Continue reading Complete Achievement/Trophy List for Transformers: Devastation (Xbox, Playstation – 2015)
I think I’ve laid out my feelings about most of what Michael Bay has done to the Transformers ad nauseam, so I will instead focus on something that defies my normal opnion and remains very cool to me. The first film, while flawed in almost all the areas related to the human interaction, to me was a fun film experience because I saw these amazing robots realized on the big screen. Transformers was a huge part of my life. When I was a kid, I was pretty sure Jesus sounded like Optimus Prime (and am not entirely sure he doesn’t now). So to get to see Prime unleashed as he takes down Bonecrusher; to get to see why he’s this great warrior/leader was a dream come true. Yes, it’s 2 minutes of a 2 hour plus movie, but this part…..this part was pretty perfect.
With Transformers: Age of Extinction hitting theaters on Friday, it’s important to recall the greatest Transformers movie of all-time: the 1986 animated film. Unicron, Galvatron, Orson Welles, Leonard Nimoy, the Micro Machines Guy, and-set to hair band rock-the ultimate showdown between Optimus Prime and Megatron to the death. I can’t even describe how epic this movie was when I was a kid. I still can’t believe they would kill Prime in a film, even though it was at the tail end of the Transformers cartoon run. It’d be like Pokemon capping Pikachu on the way out. Kids don’t have the kind of cartoon storytelling we got as 80’s kids. I still get goosebumps over this battle, and it may be nostalgia, sure, but this will always be to me THE Transformers moment.
STOP POSTING AMAZINGLY COOL LOOKING STUFF FOR THIS MOVIE AND TRYING TO STOP ME FROM REMEMBERING WHO DIRECTED IT!!!!!!