A 10-year-old's reaction to the 1986 movie

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  1. LightningBlade3

    LightningBlade3 Destined to be a Prime

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    My sister and I went to visit a close family friend's house and one of the kids asked if he and I could watch a movie. So I let him scroll through my movie library, and he wanted to watch Age of Extinction. I told him, "Hey since you want to watch Transformers, let me show you a movie I know you've never seen before." And so we watched the 1986 G1 movie.

    Keep in mind that this 10-year-old's main exposure to Transformers is through the movies, the Prime series, and the Fall of Cybertron video game, and he does watch a decent amount of anime to recognize good animation.

    Here are the comments he made cuz I found them pretty funny/interesting to hear:

    -*Unicron approaches Lithone* Wow, Unicron is huge!
    -Him: Why does Unicron eat so much? Me: Well, why do you eat a lot?
    -*Lion's Transformers Theme plays* I like this song.
    -*During the opening narration* This is really good animation even though it's old.
    -"It is the year 2005" They thought there would be robots in 2005?
    -Optimus sounds pretty much the same.
    -Doesn't Bumblebee lose his voice box?
    -Ooh, Cliffjumper's alive!
    -So that's what Soundwave sounds like.
    -I feel like they were really creative in the 80s.
    -*Sees Ultra Magnus* He kinda looks like Optimus.
    -*Hears Blurr talking* He's hard to understand
    -*Sees G1 pink Arcee* I didn't know they had girl Transformers back then too.
    -The whole city is transforming!
    -Starscream's voice hurts my ears.
    -*Insecticons eat the door* Are those Scraplets?
    -*Rumble and Frenzy attack Perceptor* Either they're really small, or they're really big.
    -Is Grimlock in this?
    -*Excited gasp at the Dinobots*
    -The only one who did something was the triceratops one.
    -Optimus: "One shall stand....." Him: One shall fall.
    -Wait, Optimus dies in this?!?!
    -*Decepticons throw out Megatron in space* Megatron is gonna come back and kill Starscream I just know it.
    -I think Soundwave should be leader.
    -Where's Primus?
    -*Unicron approaches Moon Bases* Goodbye, other planets!
    -*laughs at Blurr's struggle with the Dinobots.*
    -*Hot Rod drives underwater* How does that work?
    -*Sees exo-suit* I wish that existed in real life.
    -*Kup and Hot Rod hand out Energon* I wonder what Energon tastes like.
    -*gasps at Sharkticons eating Kranix* But.....he said innocent.
    -*Dare to be Stupid dance sequence* haha this is weird.
    -*Eyes widen as Unicron transforms*
    -*Unicron eats Galvatron* That was a dumb idea.
    -*Ship goes through Unicron's eye* That must've hurt.
    -Wait, Rodimus Prime?
    -*Autobots leave Unicron* Haha another hole in his eye.
    -*laughs at Unicron's head coming off*

    Of course, he loved it! I don't think it made him any more of a fan than he already is, but I'm glad to see that he's starting to take more of an interest in our favorite Robots in Disguise.
     
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  2. Novaburnhilde

    Novaburnhilde The dreaded

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    So precious.

    Thanks for sharing. :D 
     
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  3. GR1ML0CK

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    Seriously, thanks for sharing this. I just want to watch this movie right now:) 
     
  4. SouthtownKid

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    Kid's got taste.
     
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    That's pretty damn awesome. My kids had little to no interest, even before Bay.

    "The 80's were terrible...why do you like this" was their primary reaction. Them millennials, I tells ya.
     
  7. stucksomewhere

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    Don't we all, kid. Don't we all.

    That's a shame. Luckily for me, my kids like the originals. Though, not as much as the modern incarnations, mind you!
     
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    I laughed so hard at this one. :lol 
     
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  9. soundwaverulls

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    Me too, kid. Me too.

    But seriously, this was great to read. I didn't have that many reactions as a kid. I just turned off my head and watched things.
     
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  10. Autovolt 127

    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    That's awesome man.
     
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    CaptainSlayer Bayfomer Fan

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    Born in '92. Never cared much for Transformers despite my oldest brother being -really- into Beast Wars when we were kids. Even after the first two Bay films I was kind of neutral on the whole thing, but then Dark of the Moon came along and changed everything. That being said, I wish I could have experienced the 80's first hand to a point. Primarily for the music - but the 80's and early 2000's were, in my opinion, the raddest shit ever.
     
  12. Takeshi357

    Takeshi357 "Research"

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    I didn't actually see the movie until like 2003 or 2004 - and as someone who had never seen the cartoon and grew up with the Marvel comic alone, it was a somewhat different experience, and not just because I was around 20 then.
     
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    LOL, that's awesome. Time to show the 1986 movie to my younger cousins.
     
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    That was my exact reaction too.
     
  15. Ninjanicktf

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    Kids are funny man.