In preparation for the new Transformers debacle this weekend, I decided to delve into the source material that everyone claims was ruined by Michael Bay. Obviously the only real preparation for a nearly 3-hour long explosion is ear plugs, but I started watching the original Transformers cartoon yesterday to see what all the fuss is about. And let me tell you: this is weird.
Seeing the inspiration for set pieces, hearing one-liners that were used in the scripts (there were scripts for the new movies, right?), seeing this stuff in reverse is surreal.
I plan to watch the animated movie (1986) before the weekend is up and chat about all this with frequent podcast guest Parris on Monday. Until then, I’ll leave you with this:
Yes, that is Optimus Prime surfing a tidal wave.