Kid reviews for The Transformers: The Movie (1986)

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Common Sense says

age 8+

Based on our expert review

Parents say

age 7+

Based on 15 reviews

Kids say

age 8+

Based on 21 reviews

age 13+

The Best Movie Ever Created

Sure. Maybe it was somewhat of a toy commercial. But that doesn’t keep me from disliking this movie. This movie has a fantastic soundtrack (I listen to at least 1 song a week from it) and it also took a darker tone for the series. I mean Unicron destroying a planet with innocent lives on it is for children…right? 10/10 in my opinion, mostly for the rockin soundtrack, and great animation for its time.

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Too much swearing
age 7+

This is my favorite movie of all time. No, I'm not the older generation. I am the younger generation that truly appreciates this work of art. The art is beautiful and stylish. The production story is why people don't like this movie. Yes, there are 2 swears, but it's only 2. The commercial aspect isn't really there. You can easily overlook it because this movie actually has plot.

age 10+

Who wrote this?

Although a glorified toy commercial, it is still one of the if not the best movies from the era, just my opinion. The animation is stellar, the voice acting is phenomenal, and the story. The story of the film is just so well made. But the factor of the film that makes it stand out from the rest is the soundtrack, filled with 80s rock and synth masterpieces all culminating into my all time favorite movie
age 6+

1 star?! gimme a break!

Common sense is freaking wrong. This is one of the best transformers movies! My favorite characters in here are hot rod, arcee, Grimlock and Galvatron
age 7+

Higher the rating, it is more than one star

This is a good movie, and while Optimus Prime still dies, the Autobots have to work together to defeat Unicron and Galvatron (Megatron). Daniel saves his dad and Bumblebee, and Grimlock makes a friend named Wheelie, and Wheelie shows Hot Rod, Kup, and the Dinobots where a ship is to go rescue their friends. They also put Ultra Magnus back together, and make friends with Wreck-Gar and the Junkions (which were their enemies when they first met). A lot of people did not like this movie because Optimus Prime dies, which was everyone’s favorite Transformer, but that did not bother me. I reccomend this movie.

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age 5+

common sense media is full of it

how is this movie one ,star my dad, brother and I all love that movie and I know so many other people that would and it also so what if it is a toy commercial every movie I watch is a toy commercial this movie is great for 80's transformers fans even the live action movies
age 8+

Hey! Higher the rating!

You're only giving it a bad rating because you haven't seen the original cartoon, this takes place between season 2 and season 3 of the cartoon, this brought back many memories of watching the cartoon then I was younger, and I enjoyed this movie very much, it had good action, good voice acting and a good soundtrack! So please higher the rating!

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age 6+

Stop giving this movie a bad review for dumb reasons

I still enjoy this movie when im older now. and lets be honest every movie made to kids is a toy commercial in disguise so don't use that crap. this movie is definetly enjoyable for kids who want to watch giant robots fight. and it way better than the micheal bay stuff. saying theres to much violence in this when it litreally is only shooting and punching. ultra magnus gets blown up and then gets put back together. even the "Scary" death scenes were not scary. as a kid i didn't find them scary. you expect it from decepticons since their evil. you expect even more rom megatron knowing how megatron is. he's an evil tyrant that shows no mercy. common things in villans

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age 7+

A classic

This film gets a 80/100 (B)

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Too much consumerism
age 10+

Great! -for those that have followed the series -but not Charles Cassady Jr.

****Warning this a a direct attack on the person that wrote the review: Charles Cassady Jr. **** Because what he said really p!ssed me off. ''Parents need to know that Transformers: The Movie is a 1986 commercial tie-in with a line of Hasbro action-figure toys.'' Oh really?? Well what do you expect? honestly?? Transformers are (and always will be)a series born from toys. And it's NOT A COMMERCIAL you IDIOT. '' While this movie has a certain cult following (what bad movie doesn't?), it's a confusing, jumbled, and chaotic viewing experience for anyone who couldn't tell the Dinobots from the Insecticons.'' Well it seems so to you because obviously YOU haven't seen the series. And, srs? Dinobots from Insecticons? Do you have ANY idea what you are on about?? A Dinobot a a MASSIVE AUTOBOT (a good guy) and a Insecticon is a tiny, I mean INSECT-SIZED DECEPTICON (bad guy). '' It also forms more or less the last episode of the original Transformers TV series, so if you feel like you've walked in late and missed something, that's why.'' Duh OF COURSE IT DOES. I don't know what part of ''it ties into the comic and tv series'' you don't understand. If you haven't seen/read G1 Transformers then I guarantee you that you won't understand a thing! '' One use of "s--t."'' Wow, * clap * * clap * ONE use of Sh!t and damn!t, it's the end of the world. Chr!st modern films have more cusses in one sentence than this whole movie. Face it, kids will eventually learn them, and you are powerless to stop it, besides if they are young they probably won't even remember. '' Much sci-fi mass destruction of machine and machine-life forms. Even sympathetic and heroic characters die.'' WHAT DO YOU EXPECT???!!! IT'S A FREAKING ROBOT-WAR!!! DO CHARACTERS DIE IN WARS?? YES!! YES THEY DO BECAUSE IT'S A WAR!!! If you don't want to see a gigantic-intergalactic-robot-war then fine, but THAT'S WHAT THE MOVIE IS ABOUT!!!! ''Even fans of the toys will be disappointed by this mess of a movie. If Transformers: The Movie teaches us anything, it's that in all the cleverly-conceived, gimmicky, buy-them-all robots Hasbro foisted on toy shelves, one was sorely forgotten: Script-itron. A confusing, jumbled, and chaotic narrative moves through chases and fights with barely any breathing space and introduces so many weird characters and things that only a kid who owns all the toy tie-ins could tell them apart.'' Now, now I thought you were more intelligent than that: one question: Who is the movie aimed at? I'll tell you who: It's aimed at '' kids who owns all the toy tie-ins.'' So what do you expect: I've already told you ''If you haven't seen/read G1 Transformers then I guarantee you that you won't understand a thing!'' ''The soundtrack is obnoxious, nonstop '80s rock music and the animation is TV-grade.'' Urm...I'm speechless...my god...you are an idiot. WHAT DO YOU EXPECT THE SOUNDTRACK TO BE, STRAUSS???!! IT'S A VIOLENT FILM ABOUT A WAR, NOT SOME PRISSY PRINCESS MOVIE!!! Oh yeah and it's an 80's movie of course the animation is crap. '' Except for the Dinobots, it's pretty difficult to tell one unfolded Transformer from another.'' * News flash * If you haven't seen the series then it's gonna be pretty impossible for you to do that. idiot. '' The vocal cast is a curious mix of prolific cartoon-voiceover specialists and veteran characters ''Parents need to know that Transformers: The Movie is a 1986 commercial tie-in with a line of Hasbro action-figure toys.actors, who attempt to imbue their characters with stereotypical personalities that the impersonal drawings don't convey. Most notoriously, Orson Welles logged his final screen credit as the unenthused, whispered voice of Unicron, and Leonard Nimoy is the voice of Megatron.'' no comment, no flipping comment.......... Note: this wasn't actually a review, it's what I felt when I read this article: rage pure Ironhide-hot rage. pun intended