Friday, November 02, 2007

Transformers - The Movie (20th Anniversary Special Edition)
















Transformers - The Movie (20th Anniversary Special Edition)

With the hype of latest Transformers movie, I figured this would be the best time to write about the animated movie from the 80's. Last year they released
Transformers - The Movie (20th Anniversary Special Edition) , which I just watched the other day. The Transformers played such a big part of my childhood. I watched all the shows and had most of the toys. I remember vividly seeing the ongoing battle between the Autobots and Decepticons and the tension between their leaders, Optimus Prime and Megatron. With the animated version of the film, there was closure to their ongoing battle. Unfortunately, Optimus' fate didn't turn out so good as he was killed off in the beginning, traumatizing every childhood fan! But, all was not lost as the Autobots fought to the very end, with an unlikely hero named Hot Rod rising up to keep hope alive. It was awesome to be able to relive those childhood memories while seeing this animated version again. And as much as I liked the recent film, it didn't bring me back to my youth like this one did. On top of that, this DVD contains a bunch of extras, like Q&A sections with the producers. This is great for anyone looking to find out why the hell they killed off Optimus, as they answer this in some of the interviews on the DVD. If you never grew up watching the cartoon, but loved the latest movie, watch this one. It'll give you a glimpse of why this became such a phenomenon.

3 comments:

Danny said...

hmmm i am going to have to check this out. i was not a big fan of the movie.

Anonymous said...

transformers made me into the man I am today...Thanks Optimus.

Anonymous said...

that was me johnny boy