THE PLOT THUS FAR
Trapped on Earth, far from home and living in disguise, the brave Autobots must protect the ancient, all-powerful AllSpark from getting into the hands of the malevolent Decepticons. As if their task weren’t difficult enough, the team (led by the honor-bound Optimus Prime and including Bulkhead, Prowl, Ratchet and Bumblebee) must also protect Earth from its own nefarious super villains! Can this mere maintenance team live up to the highest standard of what it truly means to be Autobots?
Finally, you can own the complete Transformers Animated series, including the never-before-released third season, right here in one exciting collection!
WHAT WE THOUGHT
“Transformers Animated” has to be the most generic title. It was a quick cash-in after the success of the first live-action movie and the style seemed a little angular and kid friendly. That’s not a bad thing, but it will put off some of the older fans that keep wanting Generation 1 to still be a thing. Those are the shows that I remember, but I can’t say that this is a bad thing. Hell, it’s closer to the Michael Bay versions.
Everything televised for Transformers confuses the hell out of me. I never knew until now that the third season had never been aired before. I don’t believe that anyone is missing anything, but that’s just where we are with that. So much of the chronology and mythology is lost on me due to the fact that I keep expecting it to be giant robots smacking each other around. Why do we need anything else? Sometimes, nerds over think their genre entertainment.
The DVD comes with commentaries as the special features. The A/V Quality is pretty solid with a clean Dolby 2.0 track. The standard definition transfer is pretty uninspired. It’s not bad, it just looks like a generic broadcast. Ultimately, all Transformers fans will want to pick it up.
RELEASE DATE: OUT NOW!