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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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Kranix (voice)
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Astrotrain (voice)
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Susan Blu ...
Arcee (voice)
Arthur Burghardt ...
Devastator (voice)
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Regis Cordic ...
Quintesson Judge (voice) (as Rege Cordic)
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Dirge (voice)
Walker Edmiston ...
Inferno (voice) (scenes deleted)
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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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Unicron's original name in early drafts was Ingestor, while Unicron's planet form would have been an actual planet. Ingestor was to be a mysterious being in control of the planet, which, upon transforming into a robot, would have had many organic-looking features. In the final script, these two were mushed together into a single character, named Unicron, who is also a planet (though a mechanical one) which can turn into a gigantic robot. His organic features were also kept, such as his metallic mustache and goatee, as well as his stomach that resembles the abdomen muscles of a human, though he lost his "hair". See more »

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After Megatron finishing watching the recording and comments than Prime will need more luck than he imagines, the bottom triangles of Megatron's Decepticon insignia are connected to the rest of the symbol. They are supposed to be separate pieces. See more »

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[first lines]
Kranix: Arblus, look! It's Unicron!
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Produced by Vince DiCola and Ed Fruge
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Not just for fans
8 November 2004 | by (Chesapeake, VA) – See all my reviews

Well, I agree that the appeal of this movie is mostly to fans, but I was never a big fan of the series, and I loved it. It's definitely not mainstream, but for anyone who can appreciate robots voiced by some big names (even Orson Welles!) thrashing each other with a very cool, hugely 80s soundtrack, this is where it's at. The main plot, although not exactly inspired, is at least compelling. Any of the scenes with Unicron (Welles) or Galvatron (Leonard Nimoy) easily make the movie worth watching, and there are a few scenes that actually have heart. If you don't like 80s cartoon action, stay away. But if you'll always be a Megaman-playing, Ninja-Turtle-watching kid at heart, check it out.


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