Video is 48:47 long
New video by Bob "Moviebob" Chipman in his series of positive breakdowns of films he feels are "really that good". Previous episodes have covered The Avengers, Independence Day, Titanic, and now Transformers the movie.
Here is his description where he outlines the premise of his particular argument
I've really enjoyed RTG, even if I don't always end up agreeing with Moviebob's opinion. As I never grew up with Transformers or Transformers: The Movie, I don't have a horse in this particular race, so I'm interested to hear the opinions of people who do have experience with this.
TRANSFORMERS: THE MOVIE debuted in 1986 to scathing reviews and a less-than-transformative box office performance - after all, it was essentially a 90 minute toy commercial whose target audience was already getting its fix on TV for free. But home-video and regular TV play, combined with the enduring popularity of the TRANSFORMERS brand and the shocking (however marketing-driven) decision to kill off many of the most popular original characters made it a pop-culture staple for a whole generation of fans; many of whom today regard it as a cult classic... but is it?
Where some merely see a cynical feature-length commercial highlighted by oddball voice-casting, inconsistent animation and some of the cheesiest 80s heavy metal ever recorded; many devout fans insist it all (somehow) adds up to something more - and its enduring popularity suggests they might have a point: There's a thousand things "wrong" with TRANSFORMERS: THE MOVIE; but if a whole generation still claims to be sincerely captivated by its strangely-hypnotic bizarre visual aesthetic, caught up in its surreally-serious sci-fi melodramatics and moved to tears by the death of Optimus Prime... are they wrong? Where does authorial intent (in this case: to make a toy commercial) give way to audience-perception in determining which creative works get to "matter?"
Is TRANSFORMERS: THE MOVIE... Really That Good?