Before you grab the torches and pitchforks, just hear me out. I love Unicron’s robot design in the '86 movie, and the scene where he transforms after Galvatron threatens him is among my all-time favorite sequences in an animated film. But I can’t help but feel the fact that Unicron, as it turns out, is a Transformer himself makes him a little less special and unique? I love how Unicron is depicted as this all-seeing, Lovecraftian threat throughout the film. A giant mechanical planet with the booming voice of Orson Welles is such an unconventional yet fascinating villain, and the fact that he’s essentially invincible, unstoppable, and has the ability to consume entire worlds makes him even more terrifying. Which makes it a little disappointing to me that he turns out to be a Transformer, like 99% of the rest of the cast. The fact that he’s a Transformer doesn’t really affect the plot of the film, and the conclusion would’ve largely panned out the same, had he just had been a sentient, god-like planet.