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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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Many of the second-season characters (Stunticons, Aerialbots, etc.) do not appear in the movie because they did not exist at the time the movie was written. However, they all suddenly appear in the post-movie episodes. See more »

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After getting a new spacecraft from Quintessa, Hot Rod, Kup, Wheelie and the Dinobots fly over to the planet of junk to meet up with the other autobots. However, they had crashed on Quintessa earlier whilst the other autobots flew onwards to the planet of junk, and seeing as they hadn't contacted them at all since the crash, how could Hot Rods group possibly know which planet the others were currently on? See more »

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Kranix: Arblus, look! It's Unicron!
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Death of Optimus Prime
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Produced by Vince DiCola and Ed Fruge
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Great Movie - perfect for the time
30 June 2004 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

I thought it was perfect for its time. I recently acquired a VHS and enjoyed the movie all over again. The over rocked song, extra dramatic statements, the whole bit sent chills up my spine when I first saw it in 1986 and again in 2004. The animation wasn't the best, even for then, but that was not important. At the time I was a teenager and I enjoyed every bit of it. Transformers was my favorite cartoon, right after Voltron (the lion one). I liked the new characters, it didn't matter. It was a perfect 80's over sentimental, over rock tracked, bravado of a male ego movie aimed at little boys, even down to the vehicles, Semis, race cars, dump trucks, construction vehicles. Nowadays it wouldn't wash, with the violence and destruction (Unicron) but those were the 80's. Now everything is sanitized.

They should, however do a 2004 or 05 version revisiting OptPrime and MegaT - Imagine Pixar or whoever doing this movie it would look serious. Dinobots forever, (I dislike with a passion that stupid animal transformer series where Optimus Primal has to twist his whole body to transform. He looks rather stupid.


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