Transformers: The Movie

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.


Corrected entry: Early in the movie when Ironhide boards the ship for Earth, Prime checks for security status with Jazz and Cliffjumper. After the ship takes off, those two are seen standing right next to Prime. (00:06:10)

Correction: That is not a real-time sequence. The sequence starts with Cliffjumper counting down. The shuttle launches, and Jazz & Cliffjumper join Prime in the control room during the shot of the launch.


Corrected entry: In the big battle near the start of the movie, Prime comes on a shuttle with Dinobots reinforcments. However, there is one problem - one of the Dinobots, Snarl, is missing. However, when Galvatron returns to Autobot city and starts to attack it later on in the movie, Snarl is clealy seen doging laser fire. But then when Blur is trying to get the Dinobots on the shuttle, Snarl is gone - and does not make another appearence in the movie. (00:37:38)

Correction: I don't see how this is really a mistake. Okay, so Snarl is the only Dinobot at Autobot City, then when the other Dinobots arrive he meets up with for a while. Then, when they try to leave when they are being attacked by Galvatron, Snarl is left behind. So what's the big deal?


Corrected entry: In the big battle scene, the Decepticons retreat and get into Astrotrain. Look at Starscream - he has to duck to get in. Now once the Decepticons get inside, Astrotrain takes off. A couple of scenes later, the Decepticons start of fight over who should be leader. The Constructicons unite and form Devastator - this would be impossible since Devastator is at least 3 to 4 times bigger than Starscream. If this did happen Devastator would crash through Astrotrain's roof. (00:28:15)

Correction: The Constructicons weren't able to completely form Devestator. Soundwave's little transformers caused them to fall apart again before they were finished. While it's still highly likely that Devestator would not fit inside Astrotrain, it explains why they didn't crash through the roof.


Corrected entry: In the very short shot of the robots battling each other above Autobot City, just after Ironhide (who should not be there) flies out of shot, Shockwave (the purple one) flies in. What's he doing there? He was left back on Cybertron, wasn't he?

Correction: Megatron leads the main decepticon army against autobot city leaving cybertron defended by lesser decepticons


Corrected entry: When the shuttle is landing in Autobot City, Sunstreaker and Huffer are briefly seen helping Kup set up the roadblock. However, when Optimus and the other reinforcements arrive from Cybertron, Sunstreaker can also be seen piloting the shuttle.

Correction: Those four autobots are Kup, Huffer and two that look like Windcharger and Wheeljack. The giveaway that Wheeljack could be there is that the big one is white and not gold like Sunstreaker


Corrected entry: How did Rumble get Megatron's cannon back? The cannon is one level above Rumble, and even if he did get up there, wouldn't Hot Rod (who was on the upper level) shoot him off?

Correction: Hot Rod was busy tending to Optimus and not only were they quite a bit away from where the cannon was buried, but their backs were turned toward it. Also, being as small as he is, Rumble could have been able to sneak up real quickly and grab the cannon without being noticed.


Corrected entry: Orson Welles unfortunately died during the making of this movie, which is why he voices some of Unicron's lines, but some others are voiced by Leonard Nimoy.

Correction: Actually, all of Orson Welles lines' were recorded before he died. Leonard Nimoy never had to take over for him, as previously thought.


Corrected entry: During the big war scene we notice the autobots carrying in some of their dead (specifically Windcharger and Wheeljack). A couple of scenes later we can see those two characters standing behind the others who are watching a ship blast off.

Correction: I've seen this movie hundreds of times and am unable to find this. Time code is need to confirm.


Corrected entry: At the start of the big battle scene, Blitzwing says "Come on down, autobrat!" without moving his mouth.

Correction: Blitzwing was also in the process of transforming while saying this and his head was lowering out of view at the time. And yes, he can talk while in vehicle mode.


Corrected entry: In the big battle scene, Megatron orders Soundwave to "jam that transmission." Why doen't Megatron shoot it himself, saving time, and maybe himself? If he did do this, it's highly likely the message to Prime would not have got through, so Megatron wouldn't end up near dead.

Correction: This isn't a plot hole, just a second guessing of strategy.


Corrected entry: After Thundercracker, Skywarp, and the Insecticons are reformatted by Unicron, we see them a few scenes later at Starscream's coronation. (00:32:30)

Correction: There are more seekers in Thundercracker and Skywarp colors, and the Insecticons can clone themselves. So it is possible they can be at two places at the same time.


Corrected entry: In the scene where Daniel saves some Autobots and his father from the acid pit by blasting the lid support, why didn't Spike blast the acid cover lid himself? Seeing as Daniel was wearing Spike's old exo-suit, did Spike upgrade to a suit with no weaponry? (01:14:10)

Correction: Its possible that the clamps the bots and Spike were held in had some sort of weapon damper to keep armed victims from escaping.

Grumpy Scot

Corrected entry: When the beetle Insecticon is seen eating the front door to Autobot City, he's seen close up with only one antenna because the other was blasted off by the tank Blitzwing's friendly fire. But it was the right antenna that was blasted off and the left one is seen missing later on. (00:14:10)

Correction: Shrapnel didn't get his antenna blown off he was only shot in his shoulder. This is evident in the fact that he is seem at different times with both antennae. The antenna is merely being hidden by the door.


Corrected entry: When Unicron is first discussing his terms with Megatron, he says he needs the Matrix destroyed. Megatron then says that Optimus Prime is dead, but how could he know that when Optimus was still alive after Astrojet took all the Decepticons back to Cybertron? (00:29:50)

Correction: Megatron knows from the battle that he shot up Prime pretty badly and is most likely guessing he is dead, but actually says Prime IS dead to increase his barganing position with Unicron.


Continuity mistake: Towards the end of the movie, Spike and a few autobots are about to be dropped into the vat of acid. When the view is from above the vat, look carefully to see Daniel already in the room standing in the very spot he will shoot the cover from. However, a frame or two later shows Daniel running into the room. (01:13:48)

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Starscream: Oh, how it pains me to do this!
Megatron: Wait, I still function!
Starscream: Wanna bet?

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Trivia: The robots at the start of the movie, who lived on the planet Lithone, were originally suppose to have space ship transforming modes but these were edited out.

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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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