Ladies (To the very, very, few who would be reading this particular review...) and Gentleman (The rest of us who grewup with the greatest animated series in mankind's history!): This is a supplement to my or
Orson Welles has to be one of those few Hollywood legends who is better
appreciated for his works long after his passing, rather than during his
I know Welles is well-known for all-time classics such as "Citizen Kane,"
"The Third Man," and "Touch of Evil," but I am going to actually go out on a
limb and say that my favorite Orson Welles film of all time is Transformers:
In my biased, nostalgic, child of the 80's view, portraying the voice of
Unicron was the highlight and pinnacle of Welles' illustrious career. Sure,
Welles was in it for the money (Transformers to him was much like how
cheesey and disposable Pokemon looks to us now...), but man, thinking back
on it, Welles really gave this film a touch of class?
So, hold your headup high, stand tall, and take pride in the fact that
"Transformers: The Movie" is not only an 80's cult-classic -- but also a
proud part of Hollywood legend. Like Orson Welles, this film is better
appreciated with the passage of time....
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No doubt hidden in the 271 reviews that precedes my own you will find many of my ideas and thoughts about this movie. No matter, I still feel obligated to share what this movie meant and continues to mean to me. To begin, credit must be given to the composer and artist of this film. While, although sometimes a bit cheesy (ie. that same choo-choo-train sewer music playing whenever unicron appeares, which is borrowed from from ROCKY IV), the music does energize the film at times and makes for a great soundrack. Next, despite what some others have said, the animation for this film was great for its time. I mean, who could ever forget that scene when Optimus decides, "Megatron must be stopped--no matter what the cost," and leaps into action blasting away. That's the stuff great memories are made of. Conversely, however, the plot of this movie made perfect sense when I was ten years old, but now seems a bit weak. But what can you expect? After all, it IS--or WAS--a childrens cartoon. More than anything I think this film represents the end of an era. While kids still have vivid imaginations and continue to love cartoons, I wonder if they will obsess over them (running home from school to make sure you didn't miss a minute) like we did. In these days of powerfull computers, DVDs, and Wallmart(hehe), I don't know if things will ever be the same. Bottom line, I love this movie not only for what it is( a childrens cartoon), but for what we made it( a legend that defines a generation). Autobots, transform and roll out. .
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I love this, grew up with it, and now my boys love it. life can't get better .
CAN'T GET ENOUGH OF THIS CLASSIC!.
a clasic transformers animated film! fun to watch.
i love transformers .
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It has still got the touch for this former fan of the series!
Ahh, the good old days of buying Transformer toys, watching the TV
series on Saturday mornings, and seeing this film on the big screen!
What can I say? I am as biased as any other former Transformer fan.
Sure, in the film, they killed off my favourite in Starscream, but
damn, this movie rocked back then, and you know what, it still rocks
now. I watched it recently, and I must admit, I liked Unicron a lot
better (especially considering Orson Welles is the voice) and he
certainly was an excellent choice for the main villain. Best scenes:
Mega-nasty Megatron invading an Autobot ship, and killing the Autobot
occupants-including Ironhide; the battle at Autobot city (still great
to watch- especially when Optimus Prime enters the fray); the Megatron
and Optimus fight; Megatron being betrayed to become Galvatron later;
and Unicron transforming from planet to robot. Plus the 80s soundtrack
is not-to-bad, and "You've got the touch!" still works in my book. Now,
I could definitely do without the rhyming Wheelie bantering with
Grimlock scenes, or the annoyingly fast-talking Blurr- but back in the
day, I guess it wasn't that bad! The late Chris Latta was always one of
my favourite voice actors, and he was the voice of my favourite
character in Starscream! And FrankWelker is simply a voice-god, and
seeing his resume is mega-impressive from the voice I associate
primarily with Megatron. 'Transformers: The Movie' may not stand the
test of time, as naturally, some people will view with disdain, or
simply cannot relate to it because they never grew up with the series,
or were too old when the series started. I do think this a cult film
for the fans, and curious sci-fi cartoon lovers as well as fans of the
new series, and comics. I don't know when I'll get sick of watching the
movie, or too old and supposedly sophisticated enough to enjoy it, so I
might as well get in my reminiscent two cents! Great film for the fans,
and while not defining my childhood, this film and the series was
certainly a part of it!
**** out of *****!.