Transformers: The Movie

Corrected entry: When Perceptor and Grapple are shown firing against the Decepticons (just after the part where the Autobots fire missiles at Devastator) an Autobot runs past Perceptor. If you look closely, this Autobot is actually Swoop. How can he be here now if he shows up in Prime's shuttle a few shots later? (00:18:15)

Correction: The Autobot that runs across in front of him is Tracks.

Corrected entry: Hot Rod and Kup run out of "Energon goodies" on Quintessa but when they land on the planet of Junk they suddenly have some to offer to the Junkions.

Correction: Hot Rod lied. He complained that it was getting too expensive just before shouting 'No more'.

Corrected entry: How do the Constructicons without mouths manage to play the trumpets at Starscream's coronation?

Correction: I would expect the trumpets that the transfomers used in the cartoon are powered by electricity rather than wind. Hence the Constructicons are simply providing electricity to "blow" the trumpets.

Corrected entry: Why does Galvatron try to choke Hot Rod at the near end of the film? Robots don't breathe after all. And for proof of this, Hot Rod stays under water for a very long time fighting the squid.

Correction: Galvatron might be trying to break the head off Hot Rod's neck rather than trying to choke him.

Corrected entry: When Devastater is first seen, his chest plate is lime green. Then in the next scene he is seen, his chestplate is purple. (00:17:30)

Correction: When Devastator's chestplate is seen it is supposed to be green as the constructicons hadn't finished uniting. The purple colour wouldn't come in until Longhaul and Hook were in place.

Corrected entry: When Optimus Prime removes the Matrix from his chest, there are TWO Matrices in his torso compartment, although the second one isn't illuminated.

Correction: The second "matrix" is his spark. This is made clear in Beast Wars, when Optimus Primal takes Prime's spark out of a similar container.

Corrected entry: As Prime chases the Decepticons, Blitzwing can be seen holding his gun, but when he jumps out of the way of Prime he isn't holding it anymore. (00:19:40)

Correction: He probably dropped it to get out of the way.

Corrected entry: When Prime transforms back to robot mode and starts blasting the Decepticons, no transforming sound effect is heard.

Correction: It's drowned out by Prime's jumpjets.

Corrected entry: Scourge's voice changes completely between his first and second lines.

Correction: It could have been one of the Sweeps who said one of the lines. Since they all look like Scourge the only way to tell them apart is by voice.

Corrected entry: In the movie, the transformers actually die when they are shot. In the TV series, they would normally be damaged and would later be repaired. However, it seems that only the Decepticon guns can kill, since in the shuttle attack scene near the start the Decepticons kill some Autobots. But, later Blitzwing shoots an Insecticon and the Insecticon does not die. When Autobots do hit the Decepticons (Prime guns down just about every Decepticon there apart from Megatron, and Blaster shoots down a Constructicon with a huge laser cannon) they do not die, some don't even take damage.

Correction: It's established in the movie that the Decepticons have conquered Cybertron, and have much more access to Energon (their energy source) than the Autobots do. The Decepticons' weapons do more damage because they have much more Energon to power their weapons, thus making them more deadly. As to why it goes back to "nobody gets killed" in the later seasons is still a mystery, though.

Corrected entry: When Kup says "What's that darn fool doing?" you can see Hound with him. The thing is, later Hound is seen coming out of the shuttle that Prime and the others arrived in to help out in the big battle from Moonbase 1.

Correction: This is a misconception. Hounds is actually never seen on Prime's shuttle or coming out of the shuttle. He is just standing there near the exit. He could have simply drove up to meet Prime upon his arrival.

Corrected entry: If Astrotrain moans about there being to much weight in him, wouldn't he at least say something when 1) Rumble and Frenzy use their pile driver arms on his floor and 2) all the Decepticons start fighting and crash into his walls?

Correction: Perhaps he wants the others to kill each other and then he can claim leadership without anybody challenging him.

Correction: Actually he is in the movie. He can be seen in the very beginning sitting in a chair at a console in the room with Optimus Prime. He has no lines, though.

Corrected entry: How did Hot Rod and Kup know that the others were on the planet of junk? They crashed on a completely different planet, and were never told where Ultra Magnus and co. went. So how did they find the others?

Correction: Hot Rod and Kup could have tracked the Decepticons to the planet of Junk and then found their friends.

Corrected entry: The Decepticons pretty much total Autobot city in every way possible. So why is it later on in the movie there are 2 perfect shuttles in the open that have not been damaged in anyway? I suppose one may have been the one Prime was in but what about the other?

Correction: Autobot City is a supply base for Moon Bases 1 & 2. The ships are there for two reasons. 1 Supply runs from the Moon Bases. 2 Supply runs to the Moon Bases.

Corrected entry: At the start of the big battle scene, Ultra Magnus tells Blurr that he can help him "alert the others" Hold on. First, Lookout Mountain has been destroyed with a rather big explosion. Second, the shuttle everyone was expecting to land has just blown up and these things called "Decepticons" have left it. Thirdly, Starscream sets a barrage of laser fire on the base before Magnus has told the others what to do. The others ought to know that they were under attack.

Correction: UltraMagnus was probably refering to all the other Autobots on earth that are not in the area of Autobot City.

Corrected entry: Why does Soundwave bother to take the battered Megatron on to Astrotrain only to vote to have him booted out afterwards?

Correction: Although loyal to Megatron, Soundwave is no idiot. Astrotrain stated that they need to loose some weight, so it makes perfect sense to get rid of the damadged Decepticons. What you should be asking yourself is why Astrotrain need to loose weight in space, when all he really needs to do is turn off the artificial gravity.

Corrected entry: When Devastator battles the Dinobots to a standstill, he is stuck or sitting in a hole in a wall. When Prime attacks the Decepticons he drives by the very same hole and Devastator (or any of the Constructicons or even Dinobots for that matter) are nowhere to be seen. (00:19:40)

Correction: Optimus send the Dinobots the attack Devastator while the shuttle is still in the air. Optimus would have had to land the shuttle before he heads out to stop Megatron, which could have been plenty of time for Devastator and the Dinobots to either head off somewhere else to fight or to leave and regroup before Optimus rolled by.

Corrected entry: On the planet of Junk, when Grimlock says "Me not kisser. Me King." his eyes are drawn way too big.

Correction: One, it's for comic effect (it is a cartoon, after all). Secondly, why couldn't Grimlock's eyes get bigger during a state of surprise? The metal that Transformers' facial features are made out of can bend; just look at any Transformer with lips (i.e. Megatron, Galvatron, Hot Rod, etc,). Since their lips can change when they talk, I don't see why their eyes can't change.

Corrected entry: At the start of the movie, the announcer says that the autobots are planning an assault to take back Cybertron by stocking up energy by having "hidden" bases on two of Cybertron's moons. Just how hidden are these? Laserbeak knows where they are, and Starscream knows this as well. Regardless of the fact that there was an altered script during filming, this is still a mistake.

Correction: I believe Megatron is playing mind games with Optimus Prime and the Autobots. He actually knows about the bases on the moons. He wants the Autobots to attack, then he can destroy them.

Continuity mistake: During their fight at Autobot city, Megatron throws a rock at Optimus like a spear. Before he throws it it, looks big in his hands, but when it hits Optimus it looks quite smaller and fatter. Then Optimus pulls it out and it's back to the right size again.

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Unicron: I have summoned you here for a purpose.
Megatron: Nobody summons Megatron!
Unicron: Then it pleases me to be the first.

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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: Who are the inhabitants of the planet we see at the beginning (the first to fall victim to Unicron)? Are they transformers or just normal robots?

Answer: The planet was called Lithone. According to a comic book adaptation, the race that dwelled there were an offshoot of the Transformers who were more emotional. The limited information given on the only two characters named in the movie, Arblus and Kranix, shows that they can transform even though this is never shown.

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