Transformers: The Movie

1986 PG 1h 30m DVD

Transformers: The Movie

1986 PG 1h 30m DVD
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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).
Robert Stack, Frank Welker, Scatman Crothers, Judd Nelson, Orson Welles, Leonard Nimoy, Peter Cullen
Nelson Shin
Widescreen 1.85:1
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
PG - Some material may not be suitable for children. Parents urged to give parental guidance. May contain some material parents might not like for their young children.
age 8+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 8+
age 8+

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 child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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