Transformers: The Movie

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. :).

Corrected entry: There is a corrected mistake saying that one of the jets that attacks Unicron isn't Starscream, it's Ramjet. While this is true for the most part there is one shot of a load of Decepticon jets swarming around Unicron's head, and one of them is definitely Starscream. (01:09:10)

Correction: Similar to Starscream, Skywarp, Thundercracker and Sunstorm, Dirge, Ramjet and Thrust are seekers. This means there are hundreds of these basic assault units. We just generally see the ones we know.

Corrected entry: So where did this matrix of leadership come from, anyway? It was never is the 2 previous seasons of the cartoon show, yet Prime just happens to have it in the movie, and Megatron doesn't seem at least bit surprised when Unicron tells him about it.

Correction: Just because it was never mentioned doesn't mean it was never there. The Matrix contains the cumulative wisdom of previous Autobot leaders, and is passed down from one leader to the next. Since Optimus never had a reason to pass it down in the previous episodes, it was never mentioned. Optimus received the Matrix millions of years ago on Cybertron, and since most of that history isn't shown in the cartoon, it could be inferred that Megatron found out about it long before they came to Earth.

Corrected entry: Unicron isn't a very clever robot is he? If this Autobot matrix is the only thing that can destroy him, why does he let Galvatron come right up to him? Unicron obviously knows that Galvatron is bringing the matrix to him, because as soon as Galvatron claims the Matrix of Magnus and says "With this, Unicron, my master.I will make you my slave" there is a shot of Unicron screaming in anger. What's even worse is, when Galvatron starts firing on Unicron, Unicron grabs him and eats him, putting the matrix inside him. Wouldn't the sensible thing to do be throw Galvatron (and the matrix) as far as possible away?

Correction: He yelled because he was angry Galvatron had betrayed him. He knew that Galvatron would not be able to open, he even said, "You underestimate me Galvatron." Later Galvatron said it cannot be opened and Hotrod said "not by a decepticon." So Unicron knew this, he was pretty smart after all.

Corrected entry: When Springer and Arcee are running from Starscream's aerial attacks (after Starscream yells "Pathetic fools. There's no escape."), the floor they are running on changes from a dark to light blue colour when the shot changes. The tiles at the side of the floor also go from small to very big. (00:13:20)

Correction: Look at the floor, its folding upward, the upward part looks different,this is VERY clear.

Corrected entry: In the scene where Kup says "What's that darn fool doing?", watch where Hot Rod is firing, he's completely missing the shuttle.

Correction: He had some optic sensor on to see closer, he fired with them still on. Try walking around the house with binoculars stuck to your eyes, it will take a while to adjust. Now try shooting.

Corrected entry: When Soundwave plays Laserbeaks spy footage, on the big screen, it shows a close up picture of Ironhide's face, Laserbeak was nowhere near Ironhide, the message also lets you hear Optimus's "Now all we need is a little of Energon, and a lot of luck" speech right after he says they don't have much, but he has another thing to say before that, and Laserbeak was filming the whole conversation, so how does he miss all that talk?

Correction: He did not miss it, he just played the relevant parts.

Corrected entry: Earlier I submitted a mistake and Phrased it wrong, so here is what I meant; Unicron's left eye is smashed when a ship flies through it, and he can't fire lasers from it, but when Rodimus and the others break through his other eye, he can fire lasers from his right eye still, but not his left.

Correction: When the shuttle went through, the Autobots jumped out and the shuttle kept going, obviously it went farther into Unicron and would have damaged the main laser controls. Later, when they escape, they just damage the lens, not the laser itself, kind of like if you just damaged the lens of the flashlight it would still work just not as well.

Corrected entry: Unicron's left eye gets smashed and he can't fire lasers from it any more, but when his other eye gets smashed, he CAN fire lasers from it.

Correction: Only one eye was smashed when the ship broke through it, the other eye never gets damaged.

Corrected entry: In the scene where Blaster sends the signal to Prime, at one point (Before Soundwave's cassette robots destroy the comms. dish) a Decepticon just flies past one of the windows which looks like Starscream/Skywarp/Thundercracker, but is coloured wrongly, in fact it's coloured blue like Dirge.

Correction: Not an error. There are several more variations of the Starscream/Thundercracker/Skywarp/Sunstorm body. This is one of them.

Corrected entry: Slag charges straight into one of Devastator's legs, but when the shot changes Slag is now charging into his stomach.

Correction: After Slag knocked him down he went for his stomach to do more damage.

Corrected entry: The Decepticons thrash Autobot city completely in the first attack, but later when they have another attack on it (under the command of Galvatron) there are two perfect brand new Autobot shuttles waiting around to be used by Ultra Magnus and co. How did these shuttles not get damaged in any way when the Decepticons attacked first time?

Correction: There are 2 reasons for this, the most obvious is that Optimus Prime's shuttle lands outside after the major attack. Also, the city was not completely in shambles, Megatron said "their defenses are broken let the slaughter begin." so only the major defenses were broken, he did not get inside to do any real damage.

Corrected entry: In the scene where Kup and Hot Rod reach Autobot City and discover that the Insecticons are in their way, Hot Rod says, "Wrong, they're our way in." But in the next shot when it shows Hot Rod jumping the gap, look in the background at the road and you can see that Kup is missing.

Correction: Hotrod speads up significantly and leaves Kup behind before the jump. Kup even referred to him earlier as a "turbo riding young punk" so Hotrod was faster than Kup.

Corrected entry: There is a big size mistake when the Dinobots attack Unicron. When Grimlock starts stomping on Unicron and the other Dinobots join in attacking him they are far, far to big. But when Unicron tries to grab them they are back to the right sizes again. (01:12:25)

Correction: When they are attacking him it is a close-up shot, hence appears bigger; when Unicron tries to grab him it is a long shot, hence looks smaller.

Corrected entry: Autobot city is actually a giant Autobot transformer called Metroplex. Well, it isn't in the movie but in the next episodes set after the movie (called "Five Faces of Darkness") it could suddenly Transform.

Correction: The Gigant robot called Metroplex was actually built when the rebuilded Autobot city using its transformationmatrix (that changed the city in the movie into a fortress) to provide a last ditch defence if needed be (in the UK comics this is shown) - SoulFlayer.

Corrected entry: Ramjet, Dirge and Thrust are all destroyed by Unicron in the movie, but they do sometimes show up in later episodes set after it.

Correction: Similar to Starscream, Skywarp, Thundercracker and Sunburst, Dirge, Ramjet and Thrust are seekers. This means there are hundreds of these basic assault units. They're a faction of the Decepticons. So, Megatron is the commanding officer, the 7 jets I've named above are seekers, or infantry.

Corrected entry: When the Dinobots are attacking Unicron, in one shot, Grimlock blasts lasers from his fists. Transformers don't usually do this - this poking fun at the Go-Bots (a Transformers rip-off), in which characters do blast lasers from their fists.

Correction: Both Ironhide and Optimus Prime are seem firing lasers from their fists in the TV series so it's entirely plausible that the Dinobots can do so as well.

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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Quintesson judge: Before the Imperial Magistrate delivers his verdict, would you like to beg for your lives? It sometimes helps - but not often.

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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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