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Transformers Prime
Reviewed by
Tory Favro
on
Transformers Prime Blu-ray Review. The Transformers are back baby and I am totally thrilled!
Rating:
4.0

Feature 8.0
Video 8.0
Audio 8.0
Special Features   0.0
Total 8.0
Distributor: Madman
Running Time: TBA
Reviewer: Tory Favro
Classification
: PG

8.0


Transformers Prime

Transformers Prime is the latest imagining of the series about sentient robots who can transform from vehicles to robots and back again.  |

Hailing from the planet Cybertron, there are two factions; the good guys, called the Autobots, and their enemies, the Decepticons. The Autobots are sworn to protect humanity, whereas the Decepticons would either destroy us all or subject us to being their slaves. The Autobots leader is Optimus Prime, and the Decepticons leader is named Megatron. 

Have you got it? Great!  

Having been a fan of the Transformers for most of my life, it's always hard to imagine a world that has people who have not heard of one of the best series ever but there you go.  

After the success of the Michael Bay directed blockbuster movies, I am really pleased that a new animated series was started to bring viewers into the fold with a tale that is exceedingly well told and contains a surprising amount of depth as well. It's been about three years since the evil Megatron has been seen on Earth and Starscream has taken over as leader of the Decepticons. The war against the Autobots has continued, although sightings of them have been few and far between. They do exist though and are out there protecting the people of Earth from both the Decepticons and themselves. 

Gradually we are introduced to all the characters and learn more about their roles in this brave new Transformers world. Humans also become aware of the struggle, three kids in fact, and are taken under the protective wing of Optimus Prime and his loyal robots. The Autobot army is small and in fact a member is lost forever in the opening sequence of the movie.  

Upon the return of Megatron from deep space, the Autobots learn that the danger presented is far worse than expected, with Megatron possessing the ability to raise fallen Autobots and Decepticons from the dead and subjugating them to his will, creating a crazed army who's only ambition is to kill anything that moves. 
This is a great looking series with a fresh approach to how the Transformers look in this incarnation. The slender body shapes of most characters and expressive eyes reminded me of a lot of anime series out there on the market. The animations are smooth and both robot and  vehicle modes very well realised. A toy series has also sprung out of this which looks very promising. 

What was a particular thrill was the return of voice talents Peter Cullen as Optimus Prime and Frank Welker as Megatron, having been stalwarts of these characters quite literally from day one. I cannot imagine a time that Cullen in particular does not voice Prime. I utterly love watching this and I do hope that I get to see more of the series, with two seasons already aired in the USA. 

The Transformers are back baby and I am totally thrilled! 

Tory Favro






 
 



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