"More than meets the eye..." The movie is really depressing. Prime dies? So that what? So that the whiny kid can take on the Matrix of Leadership and screw up the resistance? Optimus died for Judd Nelson?!? That sucked.
And to top it all off, this was the last movie the late, great Orson Wells (Unicron) ever did any kind of acting for - voice-over or otherwise. Prime *and* Citizen Kane died in order for this movie to happen?! Like I said - depressing.
Just kidding, kids. The movie was awesome. I loved the animation and the level of violence was unparalled for an animated movie of its time. I was floored when as many robots got 'killed off' as they did. Looking back now I don't know if they could ever pull off the stuff in a cartoon as Transformers did. I mean, every episode had them blasting each other with guns, violence motivated plotlines, robots at the main protagonists? That ain't ever gonna fly in this day and age of politically correct, sacchrine-induced, children's programming.