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The Transformers: The Movie (1986) - Plot Summary Poster

Plot Summary

  • 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}
  • Essentially a movie involving the battle between the heroic Autobots and the evil Decepticons, two warring factions of transforming robots from the planet Cybertron, the plot also involves the colossal planet named Unicron, who's ready to consume anything that stands in its way. The only thing that can stop Unicron is the Autobot Matrix of Leadership, which is possessed by the Autobots and which the Decepticons, through Unicron's orders, plan to take away from them.

    - Written by John "SNAP!!!MAN" Thorpe <snap_man@ix.netcom.com>
  • This theatrical movie based on the television series (which was based, in turn, on a popular multiform robot toyline) didn't go over very well at the box office. The movie is set in 2005, twenty years after the television series, and chronicles the efforts of the heroic Autobots to defend their homeworld Cybertron from the evil Decepticons. Both factions are seething with anger, and that hatred has blinded them to a hideous menace headed their way. That menace is Unicron, a huge robotic creature so powerful, he devours planets such as Cybertron.

    - Written by Christopher E. Meadows <cmeadows@nyx.cs.du.edu>
  • It is the year 2005. The battle between the Autobots and the Decepticons has escalated all the way to Cybertron, which the Decepticons have conquered. The Autobots, without Optimus Prime after a conflict on Earth takes his life, must now face a destiny they know nothing about. Megatron and a group of forsaken Decepticons have been reformed by the ultimate transformer, a planet consuming demon known as Unicron into even deadlier warriors. Now Galvatron, Scourge and Cyclonus must destroy the Autobot Matrix of Leadership for Unicron's glory or suffer the horrific destruction of Cybertron. However, Optimus Prime has decreed that an Autobot will rise from his rank and use the power of the Matrix to light the darkest hour of the Autobots. With Hot Rod facing responsibility for Prime's death, he feels he may be able to use the power of the Matrix to turn the tide of the Cybertronian Wars and stop Unicron. Until all are one, the future of the Autobots and the Decepticons is uncertain.

    - Written by Geoffrey A. Middleton <gamidd01@morehead-st.edu>
  • 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.

    - Written by Kenneth Chisholm

Synopsis

Unicron, a mechanical planet that devours other worlds, approaches the planet Lithone. The mechanoid inhabitants on the planet watch helplessly in horror as their planet is destroyed and ingested by Unicron...

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