The 1986 animated film, Transformers The Movie, returns to theaters for one night only courtesy Fathom Events, which will release the flick on September 27.
I can remember when the movie was first released back when I was around 10 or 11 years old and how shocking it was for me! The movie starts out by crushing all our childhood dreams and doesn’t stop! From there our beloved leader, Optimus Prime, makes the ultimate sacrifice, and he’s replaced by the less than worthy Hot Rod who becomes Rodimus Prime! I can recall everyone hating Rodimus at the time (eventually they brought Optimus back)! No one likes a replacement! I will say Galvatron was pretty cool, so that sort of worked out for Megatron, but again, you can’t replace Megatron as well. Looking back, Galvatron was also a lot like Galactus (lol). Good stuff. Also worth a note is Stan Bush’s classic, “The touch!” I was out at a bar the other night and someone played it (lol). I’ll also add they need to make a G1 live-action movie (I suppose Bumblebee is sort of doing that).
Tickets are now on sale at Fathom Events, though in limited viewings as it seems to only be for the U.S.; the closest theater for me that they are showing Transformers: The Movie is about an hour-and-a-half away.
Here is the description:
The Autobots, led by the heroic Optimus Prime, prepare to make a daring attempt to retake their planet from the evil forces of Megatron and the Decepticons. Unknown to both sides, a menacing force is heading their way – Unicrron. The only hope of stopping Unicron lies within the Matrix of Leadership and the Autobot who can rise up and use its power to light their darkest hour. Will the Autobots be able to save their native planet from destruction or will the Decepticons reign supreme?
Featuring memorable characters – the heroic Autobots, villainous Decepticons and Unicron, thrilling action and a heartfelt storyline, The Transforms – The Movie spans generations. Beloved by legions of fans, this full-length animated adventure boasts the voice talent of Orson Welles in his final voice acting role and an all-star voice cast that includes Peter Cullen, Eric Idle, Casey Kasem, Judd Nelson, Leonard Nimoy, Robert Stack and Frank Welker.