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Transformers: The Movie

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The Transformers: The Movie

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG
runtime:
86 minutes
performer:
Norman Alden, Jack Angel
director:
Nelson Shin
author:
Ron Friedman
genre:
Animation

We gave it a C

This robot saga is Welles’ last film — and it’s no Citizen Kane. (Welles voices a sentient planet.) The plot? The Decepticons seek to destroy the virtuous Autobots. Punctuated with awful hard-rock songs (notably ”The Touch,” covered by Dirk Diggler in Boogie Nights), this adaptation of the old TV cartoon is more pop-cult fromage than filmmaking.

EXTRAS include commentaries, a pop-up-video track, and a peek at 2007’s CG/live-action Transformers movie.

For nerds: B+
For civilians: C