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The Autobots and Decepticons are fighting over Cybertron on Earth and briefly in space - cue the destruction of childhood heroes to the sound of "Instruments of Destruction" by heavy metal band, NRG! Optimus Prime and Megatron do battle to the death - one is killed - all in the first 25 minutes of this 85 min feature length cartoon and advertisement of the Transformers universe. In the meantime, the massive planet of Unicron is threatneing to destroy planets and even Cybertron in the process of trying to capture and destroy the Autobot Matrix of Leadership! Unicron enlists the evil Galvatron to lead the Decepticons with new troops to chase Magnus, Hot Rod, Kupp and the Autobots across the galaxy. In this animated action adventure, we meet the Quintessons and the Sharkticons on an evil planet - whilst the rest of the Autobot crew meet the neutral Junkions! Will they be able to stop Unicron in time?
The plot isn't complicated and if you were a fan of the Saturday morning cartoon series, then this feature animation is for you! Season 3 & 4 followed TF: The mOvie where as the Japanese cartoon continued with Headmasters. The movie features the voices of Judd Nelson, Leonard Nimoy, Lionel Stander, Robert Stack, Eric Idle and the late Orson Wells as Unicron in his last ever role.
Awesome stuff! Great animation which is rarely flawed. We are so lucky to live in these digital times where the film has been remastered a number of times on dvd and blu-ray! Great kicking rock and progressive soundtrack from DiCola - who also scored Rocky IV (1985). The soundtrack really keeps the film going and fans coming back for more - see the track listing below which is out on cd.
OST - 2007 Re-Release of Transformers: The mOvie:
- "The Touch" - Stan Bush
- "Instruments of Destruction" - NRG
- "The Death of Optimus Prime" - Vince DiCola
- "Dare" - Stan Bush
- "Nothin’s Gonna Stand in Our Way" - KickAxe aka Spectre General
- "The Transformers (Theme)" - Lion
- "Escape" - Vince DiCola
- "Hunger" - KickAxe aka Spectre General
- "Autobot/Decepticon Battle" - Vince DiCola
- "Dare to Be Stupid" - Weird Al Yank
- "Unicron Medley" - Vince DiCola
- "Moon Base 2 - Shuttle Launch" - Vince DiCola
- "Megatron Must Be Stopped (Parts 1 and 2)" - Vince DiCola
- "The Transformers (Theme) (Alternate Version)"
And did I mention? There IS NO Michael Bay on this movie... a true animated epic classic! For more info on the movie, check the TF - The mOvie wiki page for more details and info - box-office, etc!