33 Years of Transformers: The Movie! What part do you remember the most?

edited August 8 in General Discussion
Hey Commanders!

Today is the 33rd Anniversary of the release of Transformers: The Movie! For many of us, this was our introduction to the world of Transformers! I know it was for me. The Series started before I was born, and ended before I was old enough to remember, but I remember watching the movie on VHS so many times that we destroyed the tape.

Eventually, I caught all of the episodes on re-runs, but the Movie started it all.

The part of the movie that I still remember the most vividly is the Assault on Autobot City. From Soundwave and his mini Cassettes "jamming" the Transmission, to Kup's look of shock as the Constructicons combined into Devastator (and the Dinobots trying their best to stop him), to Optimus's heroic line before starting his defence (Megatron must be stopped. No matter the cost), that entire sequence is more memorable to me than the aftermath (RIP Optimus).

Special 2nd place mention to Megatron meeting Orson Welles.

So, now tell me... What part do you remember the most vividly? Even if it's not a part in the actual film, but your experience with the film, we want to know!

Bonus Points for not saying the Death of Optimus.
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  • BrickT1973BrickT1973 Posts: 334
    The Battle of Autobot City as well as it’s build-up. In particular because the movie was my introduction to the franchise and as soon we go to Cybertron, I realized that Soundwave and Shockwave were going to be my favorites, just off the sheer awesomeness of their designs and voices.
  • Bazzatron1979Bazzatron1979 Posts: 210
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    "Noooobody summons MEGATRON!"

    ".....then it pleases me.... to be the first "

    *shades meme*
  • Jazz444Jazz444 Posts: 1,924
    edited August 8
    Well the thing that 1st struck my memory the most was watching all my favorite Autobots and Decepticons die 😭
    Lol, but there’s funny parts to it, I remember Rodimus punching the teeth out of Gnaws mouth lol , and Rodimus trying to get Grimlock into the ship with a leash lol,
    P.S. still to this day I watch this movie now on DVD, I know it by heart start to end it’s truly a G1 Masterpiece best Transformers Movie in history

    If the rest of 2019, or entire year of 2020 was focused on G1 Movie bots in F2F, I would be in my 2nd childhood 😁
  • Bazzatron1979Bazzatron1979 Posts: 210
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    The priorities of Grimlock..... :smiley:
  • BaRdYaAmNBaRdYaAmN Posts: 1,381
    For better or for worse... It's burned into my precious soul
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  • KittenKitten Posts: 1,695
    Megatron must be stopped.. No matter the cost!
  • GungnirGungnir Posts: 64
    It was the first film I ever saw at the cinema as a kid, so that's my main memory. I've watched it so many times since then though, it's brilliant from start to finish... Spike swearing always stood out a bit, lol
  • Phoenix8318Phoenix8318 Posts: 102


    For some reason the end stuck on me.
  • Bntyhntr3232_Bntyhntr3232_ Posts: 2,777
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  • BrickT1973BrickT1973 Posts: 334


    For some reason the end stuck on me.

    Seeing a planet sized robot God of death and chaos implode while his head gets sucked into a planets orbit as it’s new moon is probably gonna stick with most people
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    The priorities of Grimlock..... :smiley:

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  • BeastdadBeastdad Posts: 885
    One shall stand, one shall fall.

    The wrong one fell.
  • Primerprime5Primerprime5 Posts: 588
    edited August 8
    1) Megatron attacking the Autobot ship while it approaches Earth. The way he murders Prowl in cold blood with Instruments Of Destruction playing in the background still gives me chills.
    2) Arcee's first appearance. Not gonna lie, as a wee little boi, I had a major crush on her.
    I'm not even going to explain the next few lines, I'm sure they're immortalised in all our memories:
    3) "Let the slaughter begin!"
    4) "I've got better things to do than die tonight!"
    5) "I have nothing BUT contempt for this court."
    6) "Oh s***, what are we gonna do now?"(that one nearly got me into trouble with my parents)
    6) "Megatron must be stopped, no matter the cost" *You got the touch!*
    7) "For a time, I allowed your wretched planet Cybertron to live, but now, you will witness, it's dismemberment"

    And of course, how can we forget about that glam metal version of the theme song at the beginning of the movie? That entire film was a rollercoaster of emotions, and I don't quite think there'll ever be anything else like that.
  • I love the way the movie gave us new transformers.
  • Decimus234Decimus234 Posts: 401
    I’m probably gonna be stabbed for saying this, but I personally didn’t like the original movie.
  • BaRdYaAmNBaRdYaAmN Posts: 1,381
    Another one for me would be Unicrons' transformation in G1.
    Pretty. Damn. EPIC!

    Furthermore, every time there was a terrible animation glitch in the G1 cartoon, so bad it was funny and makes me appreciate how I was born in 2000
  • ManthroManthro Posts: 2,732

    Put your head in the microwave, and give yourself a tannn... DARE TO BE STUPID, DARE TO BE STOOPID!

  • DrShotgunDrShotgun Posts: 1,987
    My mom let me take the day off school to see it. It was my very first movie without an adult escort. I saw the first showing in the first theater in Fort Worth. I remember Bumblebee saying a bad word lol
    I watched it not long ago. Never lost its magic, but as an adult it becomes easier to pick apart the logic.
  • HmtorchHmtorch Posts: 2
    I have a few favs. But Grimlock breaking down the door to the Quintessons and they tell the sharkticons, “Execute them!” Then stomping his foot at the sharkticons Grimlock says, “Me Grimlock say execute them!”
  • *Hot Rod* “What was that universal greeting again? Never mind I remember... Ba-weep-graaaaahgna weep nini bong! “
    *Wreck-gar* “Ba-weep-graaaaaahgna weep nini bong?”
    *Junkions* “ BA-WEEP-GRAAAAAHGNA WEEP NINI BONG!!!” 😃
    And the whole group has a dance party! Lol!! 😂
    I also like the part where Hot Rod states that they have to stop Unicron! Then all the Junkions run towards the ship shouting “Kill The Grand Poobah!!” Lol!! 😂
    It’s so funny how the Junkions speak with lines and phrases from TV shows! Lol!!
    I’m pretty sure the “Grand Poobah” line came from the Flintstones! Haha!! 😂😂😂
  • *Hot Rod* “What was that universal greeting again? Never mind I remember... Ba-weep-graaaaahgna weep nini bong! “
    *Wreck-gar* “Ba-weep-graaaaaahgna weep nini bong?”
    *Junkions* “ BA-WEEP-GRAAAAAHGNA WEEP NINI BONG!!!” 😃
    And the whole group has a dance party! Lol!! 😂
    I also like the part where Hot Rod states that they have to stop Unicron! Then all the Junkions run towards the ship shouting “Kill The Grand Poobah!!” Lol!! 😂
    It’s so funny how the Junkions speak with lines and phrases from TV shows! Lol!!
    I’m pretty sure the “Grand Poobah” line came from the Flintstones! Haha!! 😂😂😂

    This probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when someone mentions Transformers The Movie, but it is definitely one of my favorite scenes.
    I really can’t help feeling bad for all of the great characters that were lost in this movie, but most of my favorite characters were introduced in it, such as Ultra Magnus, Springer, Arcee, Hot Rod, Blurr, and Kup, and for villains, the chaos bringing evil maniac Unicron will always be one of my favorites as well.
    So Happy Anniversary to Transformers The Movie!
    Many people (including movie reviewers) have said that (despite the fact of loosing Optimus Prime) this movie made in 1986, is to this day the best movie ever made in the Transformers franchise!
    So once again, Happy Anniversary to Transformers The Movie!!
    The battle’s over, but the war has just begun, and this way it shall remain, until that day, Til All Are One!!
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  • Starkiller7Starkiller7 Posts: 198
    Beastdad wrote: »
    One shall stand, one shall fall.
    Yep, this was it for me.
  • BlackRazakBlackRazak Posts: 2,386
    This movie also 100% confirmed that Optimus Prime just loves to talk.

    WORSE, THIS CONTINUED IN BAYVERSE.
    Of course, Mr Narcissistic Director always has to out badass himself, so each subsequent film, Prime starts to refer to himself in 3rd person, plus even blurts out his own name as a battle cry.

    *Sigh*

    Shut up, Prime
  • KillMasterCKillMasterC Posts: 2,780
    "The Touch"
  • SkBirdmanSkBirdman Posts: 372
    edited August 9
    So many great moments, I tend to remember it all in quotes.

    "Hey, who you callin uncrasimatic?!"

    "Cyclonus... transform, and ATTACK!"

    "It's a pity you Autobots die so easily... or I might have a sense of satisfaction!"

    "First we crack the shell, then we crack the nuts inside!"

    But the ultimate moment for me was:

    "Oh, how it pains me to do this..." That smirk, it just DEFINES Starscream.
  • Gunz0Gunz0 Posts: 2,666
    Ultra Magnus jobbing to Galvatron
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