Let's get people enticed with a teaser poster description. No title on this poster. Only a photo of a brick wall with red graphitti. The writing is scraggly and rough. The text reads It's judgment day and now we've made our stand And now the powers of darkness Have been driven from the land The Battle's over but the war has just begun And this way it shall remain Til the day when all are one In the bottom corner we see a robotic hand making a claw-like grasp against the wall, with scratches trailing above the fingers. Realase date at bottom center. Interested? Keep reading. The title full title is "Transformers: Unicron Rising." The film would open with an action scene in which the Autobots are facing off against Megatron, Starscream, Barricade, Soundwave, and newcomers Bludgeon and Mindwipe. The crucial plot point here is that we introduce Mindwipe, who is to be portrayed as completly insane. In this sequence however, he is mostly in shadow, taunting the Autobots in a creepy voice while indulging in an occasional errie chuckle. His big moment comes when he grabs Skids, slashes Skids' throat, and then drags his body into a nearby building. Mudflap begins scaling the structure, but a huge swarm of Mindwipe's bat minions flys out of the windows. Holding Mudflap in the air as the rip him apart peice by peice. That's the end of the Twins. This is followed by the Autobots regrouping at the NEST base. Here, we get some character set up for Sideswipe, Ironhide, Chromia, Arcee, and newcomer Hot Rod. Here we set up a pseudo-romance between both Ironhide and Chromia and Hot Rod and Arcee. We also introduce a new human character who we'll call Buster. Buster is determined to make the Transformers a world-wide phenomena. He begins using his ties to the entertainment industry to attempt to produce a toy line, comic series, and animated series based on these "magnificent machines." Our hint of this arrives when he calls Sideswipe over to his computer, saying he's got a test reel for the cartoon. We see only thier faces as they react, hearing the classic G1 cartoon theme play. (Let's see Michael Bay do THAT kind of homage) This becomes a comic-releif subplot, as Sideswipe in particular becomes very interested in being involved with Buster's endeavors, going so far as to provide voice-over work for animation test reels. But that all comes later. Now, we join Prime with an inner monolouge about The current situation, as he notices a strange temporal shift in the planetary readings. From here, we join the Decepticons. Megatron is very upset about his "Fallen" plan failing. His troops are fighting in and umongst themselves, here we get some character moments for Barricade, who we learn is busying himself trying to observe and analyze Earth popular culture. Soundwave walks in and asks about what he is "observing." What he is "observing" is an erpisode of "Batman: The Animated Series." Soundave watches for a moment, and we see it is the episdoe "Heart of Ice." We hear Mr. Freeze's opening narration, but see Soundwave's reaction. His blank expression changes, ever so subtely, to suggest this monolouge has had a personal impact on him. He snaps out of it when Barricade asks him if he has duties to attend to, which he does. We also get this sort of rivalry between Starscream and Bludgeon. Since they both seek to undermine Megatron, they argue about who would do it first and more effectivley. Mindwipe is in his lab, only poking his head out breifly to ask Screamer and Bludgeon to go some where else so as not to distrub him. Rejoin Megatron. He is pondering using Unicron, but only pondering. Before he can reach this crucial descion, he notices the same tempoarl rift Prime did the previous sequence. Upon analyzing it, he discovers it is a portal to the alternate dimension which contains Unicron. The portal is in its early stages, so nothing is coming through. Yet. Megatron isn't bothering to stop it, he doesn't care too much about that. What he does care about his the fact that it turns out, not one, but three of his troops took this crucial descision into thier own hands without consulting him. So, while Megatron attempts to find out the identitly of this "Holy Trinity" to bring them to justice (or what the Decepticons consider justice), Prime and his Autobots seek the Trinity to stop the coming of Unicron. The result is a gripping action-mystery. Interspersed with little character growths, robot romance, a sub plot with a money-grubbing college student, and the introduction of Mindwipe, which would prove to be the most epic mindf*ck of 2012. What do you make of this breif outline? Good points, bad points, vauge points? Suggesions? Questions? Any feedback you have!