By Nisha Gopalan
Updated December 15, 2006 at 05:00 AM EST
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The Transformers: The Movie

type
  • Movie
genre

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

The Transformers: The Movie

type
  • Movie
genre
mpaa
  • PG
runtime
  • 86 minutes
director
  • Nelson Shin

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