Transformers: The Movie
The Autobots, those shape-shifting Saturday-morning superheroes, make their way to the big screen to defend the universe against the evil Decepticons in this full-length animated feature inspired by the popular TV show. With the loss of their revered leader, Optimus Prime, the Autobots must destroy Megatron and his evil warriors -- newly transformed into even deadlier fighting machines by the giant killer planet Unicron (voiced by Orson Welles).
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PGParental guidance suggested. Some material may not be suitable for children.
NoLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 StereoOther features
Color; animation; interactive menus; scene access; story boards.
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Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that, essentially, this is a commercial tie-in with a line of Hasbro action-figure toys. While this has a certain cult following (what bad movie doesn't?), it's a confusing, jumbled, and chaotic viewing experience for anyone who couldn't tell the Dinobots from the Insecticons. It also forms more or less the last episode of the original Transformers TV series, so if you feel like you've walked in late and missed something, that's why.
- Sexual Content
- Not applicable.
- Much sci-fi mass destruction of machine and machine-life forms. Even sympathetic and heroic characters die.
- One use of the S-word.
- Social Behavior
- Simplistic ideas of good and evil, and promotes that fighting and warring are the inevitable route to peace. Though they all look alike physically, the Tranformers have different, uh, ethnicities, so to speak, via voiceover actors of different races and backgrounds. Only one (maybe) female robot.
- This movie is basically a toy commercial.
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Not applicable
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it