I know so many people have asked the question of which of the Transformers movies is better, and so many people are gonna want to respond in the same old "TFTM 86 is an awesome film, Michael Bay raped my childhood" response. Calm down, and think it through. I want you to look at each of these movies from a film-making perspective, and think it through. Each movie has things about it that are better or worse than the other movie. Transformers: The Movie (1986) Pros: Robot Orientated story Interesting design Good voice acting The Touch Cons: Kills off popular characters to promote new toys Inconsistent plot Occassionally messy Animation Wheelie Transformers (2007) Pros: Best visual effects in years Unrelenting action Great score Great introduction to Transformers for non-fans Cons: Human orientated story Not much story at all Little Development with robots Frenetic editing So, lets have a clean, friendly discussion, about what makes each of these films good, and what makes them bad, and lets not resort to nostalgia as an excuse.