Movie Reviews

DVD Review: “Transformers Animated: Transform and Roll Out”

(Hasbro/Paramount Home Entertainment. 2008. 1 disc. Color. Full screen. 68 minutes. Directed by Matt Youngberg.) Featuring the voices of David Kaye, Tara Strong and Bumper Robinson.

In this new spin-off to the franchise, Transformers Animated chronicles the battle between the Autobots and the Decepticons for possession of the Allspark, the source of life for all Transformers. The battle leads them to future Detroit, a city now known for its robot production. The main Autobot crew sports some familiar faces (Optimus Prime, Bumblebee), although this time around they’re much younger, with Prime having just exited the Autobot Academy. Megatron and the ever-treacherous Starscream head up the roster of Decepticons. This movie provides a good introduction to the new series, which sports a very dynamic art style and some good voice-acting (David Kaye is no Peter Cullen, but he’ll do). Fun for all ages, and I can’t wait to see some more. Special features include two animated shorts. An entertaining refresh to the franchise.


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