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The Transformers: The Movie (1986)

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The Autobots must stop a colossal planet consuming robot who goes after the Autobot Matrix of Leadership. At the same time, they must defend themselves against an all-out attack from the Decepticons.

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It is the year 2005. And the battle between the heroic Autobots led by Optimus Prime and the evil Decepticons led by Megatron. Two warring factions of transforming robots from the planet Cybertron. The Autobots must save their homeworld from an evil entity known as Unicron, who's ready to consume anything that stands in its way. At the same time, they must defend themselves against an all-out attack from the Decepticons. Along the way, lives are lost, battles are fought, and a new Autobot leader is born as another dies. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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Beyond good. Beyond evil. Beyond your wildest imagination.


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8 August 1986 (USA)  »

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$5,849,647 (USA)
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Cybertron's third moon, which exists purely due to an editing error in the movie, would reappear in the cartoon Beast Machines: Transformers (1999), still bearing Unicron's claw-marks. See more »

Goofs

Also, right before Soundwave transforms to tape deck mode to play back Laserbeak's recording, there's a computer monitor to the right of Soundwave which is rectangular with an indentation on the left side. After Soundwave transforms and plugs into it, however, the viewscreen is perfectly rectangular with no indentation. See more »

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[first lines]
Kranix: Arblus, look! It's Unicron!
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Nothin's Gonna Stand in Our Way
Written by Randy Bishop
Performed by Kick Axe (as Spectre General)
Produced by Randy Bishop and Spencer Proffer
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The Ultimate Battle of the Transformers is one of the best animated movies ever made.
9 April 2005 | by (Argentina) – See all my reviews

If you love techno-anime, certainly you need to see Transformers the movie, this classic is a epic tale of death, the eternal battle of good and evil, an many things more tell in a bombastic way. If you are a fan of the character-construction of Superheroes (Marvel-Dc) you need to see Transformers. The mix of American storytellers and Japanese animators in the original 80's Transformers series turned out to be one of the most successful and remembered cartoons of that era. And the colossal movie that worked as introduction to a whole new cast of characters is a magic piece of cinema. Many will ask if these words are true, after all we are talking about a piece of animation. Yes, this is a cartoon conceived for kids, but it has all the drama and solid storytelling that is vital to all good movies.

The movie starts with a roll-down resume of the entire story (a la Star Wars) and seconds later, the well-known tunes the title song of this robots pounds the air. But this time is different, this is a heavy-metal version that song. It is not only fitting the mix of Heavy Metal and Transformers, these songs are used adequately as a composer uses his variations to call the attentions on certain moments. The unfairly forgotten composer is the responsible for the rest of the soundtrack he used all kind of synthesizers to create a futuristic and emotional score.

Every sequence is a masterpiece by itself. There are no weak points, even comic relief moments like the introduction of the junk-ions is something big and great. If there were not enough reasons to give T: The Movie a chance, think about the famous actors that are part of this mega-event using their voices to give life to some of the new robots (besides the cast of voices of the original series).


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