As you all know the 30th anniversary edition of Transformers The Movie came out on Blu-Ray and DVD, and I was able to get the Blu-Ray, and the picture looks great and all. But that is not what I am here to talk about. For some reason a few weeks ago, before the release the anniversary edition, I was watching a lot of reviews about the movie. I don’t know why, except that they kept popping up on my “recommended for you” on YouTube.
All I can say about most of these reviews is that they are ANNOYING…….especially one by some idiot named The Nostalgia Chick. What annoys me is not that they insult the movie, but the cliché reason why they do.
Yes the movie was made to “advertise” the new line of toys, that is a no brainer, considering the whole series was made to “sell toys”. Every episode, comic, coloring book, and so on, so get over it. What has to be look at, is not the “why”, but the “how it was done”. I doubt that any of these hipsters that pretend to be geeks have even seen the mini-series “The Rebirth” , or read some the the G1 comics like Issue #24 ” Afterdeath!” , and Issue #40 “Pretender to the Throne!”, all of these are examples of how to do “it” wrong. Go ahead and read Issue #24, and compare the death of Optimus in the comics and the movie and tell me which one did it better.
The movie is not perfect, but it is the pinnacle of G1 at least animation wise. If you don’t like it that is fine, many professional critics like Leonard Maltin have said the movie is a piece of trash, and I can respect that cause he is not “pretending” to be this kewl geek girl.
People that believe the G1 cartoon was “all about the characters”, please watch the show again, cause it is not.
What the show (and movie) was all about was fun, and not taking any of it too seriously. I view the series not as a whole but as individual episodes and or mini-series, some were good, some (like the movie) were awesome, and some were really bad.
Yes they were just very entertaining toy commercials, but it really never pretended to be any more than that. Unlike all these faux geeks that are trying to sound intelligent, but are coming off as arrogant.
I also want to say this…..
Issue #24 “Afterdeath!” created the biggest continuity problem in the G1 Marvel Universe, at least in my opinion it is.
At the end of the issue Ethan Zachary copied Prime’s mind on to a floppy disc (one with a lot of memory I guess). Later on in the series in issue #40 Ethan Zachary gives the floppy disc with the “copy” of Prime’s consciousness to Goldbug. At this point Copimus Prime (lol) thinks he is nothing more than a character in a computer game.
Goldbug then brings the floppy disc to Nebulos, where it is transferred into the new body …….POWERMASTER OPTIMUS PRIME!!! So then he returns to earth and is the Prime that was in the comic for the rest of the series.
Issue #65 does show where the REAL Prime’s body went after it was sent into space, and that it had the Matrix in its possession.
So in my opinion the Prime that become the Powermaster is a copy, and the real Prime is either dead, or a part of the Matrix.
Note- this is from a Facebook post I posted on September 22 2016, but I thought what I said had to be saved.