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Directors: David Hartman, Todd Waterman, Shuant Nigoghossian, Vinton Heuck

Cast: Peter Cullen, Frank Welker, Ernie Hudson, Dwayne Johnson, Jeffrey Combs, Josh Keaton

Running time: 100 minutes

Certificate: PG

Synopsis: When Decepticon warlord Megatron returns to his forces hiding on Earth, he brings with him the power to raise a new army to conquer the galaxy. The heroic Autobots move to counter his plan, helped by a trio of human children…

Michael Bay, take note. This is how to do Transformers.

Whilst his three movies (thus far) have gotten a couple of things right, it’s amazing how much Transformers Prime manages in its first five episodes, collected here as a miniseries, that Bay himself couldn’t with three movies and an unimaginably greater budget.

Developed Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman – writers of the first two films, but don’t hold that against them – and produced by Hasbro itself, it’s a much tighter, »

- Rob Burch

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