Transformers: The Movie

Corrected entry: In the scene where Bumblebee and Spike are trying to escape Unicron, listen carefully. Just as they are being sucked in you can hear Spike curse in adult language. Yet this is a PG rated kids movie.

Correction: Swearing is allowed to a moderate degree in a PG-rated film these days. The swearing was only reinstated for the 20th Anniversary DVD release in 2006, making this release entirely in line with modern-day certifications. As a result, this can hardly be considered particularly notable.

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Corrected entry: Both Thundercracker and Skywarp seem fine and can be seen running to Astrotrain as the Decepticons retreat. The other damaged Decepticons (Megatron and the Insecticons) have to be carried to Astrotrain as they are so damaged. However, when the Decepticons decide to boot off the weak, Thundercracker and Skywarp suddenly look very damaged. (00:23:05 - 00:27:10)

Correction: Thundercracker did look damaged when he was flying over Autobot City. Just because they could walk, doesn't mean they weren't both hurt. (They sure sounded hurt when they voted not to be booted off the shuttle!).

Corrected entry: This mistake may be seen easier if you have a pause/slow button on your VCR. At the big battle scene, watch the shot of Autobots and Decepticons flying and shooting around the top of Autobot city. (Just after the scene of Hot Rod and Kup getting into the city.) If you look closely, you will see Ironhide jet off to the right, even though he is dead.

Correction: This isn't Ironhide, it's Reflector with the wrong color scheme.

Corrected entry: When Unicron is busy reformatting the injured Decepticons, he makes 2 Cyclonuses. However, one shot change later and only one is there, and that's the way it stays for the entire movie (and later TV episodes).

Correction: Actually, there are several Cyclonus-style jets in at least one TV episode following the movie, namely "Five Faces of Darkness Part 5".

Corrected entry: When the Decepticons are in Astrotrain fighting each other, right after Devastator collapses, you see the Constructicon Hook jump in air and then get pounced on by Ravage, but immediately in the next shot he is standing fighting Soundwave.

Correction: Hook was able to kick Ravage away, but then Soundwave picked a fight with Hook.

Corrected entry: When Blaster deploys his cassette robots, the two actual robots (not the animals) keep flashing colours from blue to black and back.

Correction: They are emerging from the shadows, when they are in the shadows they just look black.

Corrected entry: When Galvatron stands on Unicron and says he has the Matrix, he is wearing it around his neck. After Unicron transforms, Galvatron transforms and starts shooting at Unicron. Then when he changes back he hasn't got the Matrix, but has it again when you see him falling into Unicron's mouth.

Correction: When Galvatron was in robot mode, he was wearing the Matrix around his neck, but when he transformed, the Matrix was contained within a compartment in his chest.

Corrected entry: When Starscream says "How do you feel, mighty Megatron?" his entire cockpit area on his chest is orange. Only the glass should be orange, the rest is suppose to be white.

Correction: This color is just reflecting from the orange cockpit onto the silver metal. It happens a lot in the television series, too.

Corrected entry: When Blaster picks up the distress signal from Spike and Bumblebee, the speakers on his legs aren't there.

Correction: Lots of Transformers have retractable parts. Hot Rod's fists, Springer's arm gun, ect. Blaster wasn't using his speakers, so they retracted into his legs. They appeared when he needed them, after he got the distress signal from Spike and Bumblebee.

Corrected entry: When Hot Rod says "Not bad for an old timer." when Kup saves from being shot by Blitzwing and one of the Insecticons, he is holding Daniel. Yet when the shot changes to show them transforming, Hot Rod isn't holding Daniel any more.

Correction: If you look closely, you can see Daniel jumping behind Hot Rod into the vehicle canopy on his back as he transforms. It's easier to see this on the DVD.

Correction: Transformers can speak without moving their mouths. Otherwise, how could they talk when they were transformed into cars and planes?

Corrected entry: When Prime tells the Dinobots to destroy Devastator, Sunstreaker's forearm is coloured yellow instead of black. (00:18:45)

Correction: It has been 20 years since we last saw Sunstreaker in the TV show. He was always complaining about his paint job, so perhaps he had gotten a new one. This does not contradict anything else from the movie.

Corrected entry: When Soundwave retrieves Laserbeak to play back the spy footage he just took, Soundwave doesn't push his shoulder eject button like he does in previous episodes and later in the big battle scene.

Correction: There are numerous times in which Soundwave ejects his tapes without pushing the eject button. Just because you have to push this button on the Hasbro toy doesn't mean the characters function the same way. (When Soundwave is in cassette player mode, he ejects tapes all the time without pushing his own buttons!).

Corrected entry: When Starscream carries Megatron's battered body to the door of Astrotrain, for about a second or two you can see Soundwave and his eye visor is grey instead of red. (00:27:25)

Correction: His eyes are only red when they are open. They were closed in this scene.

Corrected entry: When Ironhide is shot, he falls down on his front; but when the shot changes (showing Soundwave and Skywarp flying into the command chairs), he's on his back. (00:07:55)

Correction: As seen later his isn't dead (yet), he could have rolled over. During the series he was quite tough.

Corrected entry: During the shuttle attack, Ratchet falls on his back then switches to being on his front.

Correction: Prowl was the only one of the Autobots on the shuttle that was shot and grayed out, to indicate he was dead. The rest were all dying no doubt, maybe Ratchet rolled over in agony whilst out of shot, since he was not completely dead yet.

Corrected entry: On the planet of junk, Daniel comes out and whistles, but his mouth doesn't move.

Correction: It is possible to make a whistling sound like he made with his mouth like that. Try sucking while you whistle, rather than blowing.

Corrected entry: An entire moon blowing up doesn't hurt Unicron, nor does a barrage of laser fire from Galvatron or a few Decepticon jets, but the Dinobots' weapons do? Grimlock just stomps on part of Unicron a few times and it damages him. This seems hugely inconsistent.

Correction: If you have the dvd, watch the promotional ad for the predacons toy line. It starts out with Megatron saying "Few Decepticons can stand up to the Dinobots." This could indicate that in Dinosaur mode, the Dinobots are much more powerful than any other transformer. Hence their ability to damage Unicron when they bash him a few times.

Corrected entry: When the Sweeps start shooting Ultra Magnus on the planet of junk, there are four ships that look exactly the same, when there should be three, (Scourge and two Sweeps).

Correction: Atleast one of the Sweeps is made from an Insecticon, who has cloning abilities, as seen during the series.

Corrected entry: When Unicron first transforms into robot mode, he has no facial hair, a few scenes later he is sporting a long chin beard. (01:09:06)

Correction: He transformed his facial hair later. :).

Continuity mistake: In the battle scene at autobot city, Megatron orders Soundwave to jam the transmission that Blaster is sending to Optimus Prime. When Soundwave ejects Rumble, Frenzy, Ravage & Ratbat we see them flying through the air transforming simultaneously and and both Rumble & Frenzy are coloured the same (red & black) when Rumble is supposed to be purple. (00:15:08)

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Trivia: Even though Starscream was killed in the movie, he came back in two later TV episodes as a ghost. He also appeared in one Beast Wars episode.

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Question: One of the trivia entry's mentions something about Go-Bots, who are they?

Answer: Go-Bots were transforming-vehicle toys from around the same period, competition for (or rip-off of, depending on your opinion) the Transformers.

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