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Transformers: The Movie (1986) Fan Trailer


The next story that I will focus on as an example of The Hero’s Journey is Transformers: The Movie. It was released in 1986, based on an animated series and a toy line of the same name.  The death of one of the primary protagonists in the movie rocked the fanbase to its very core, but has influenced storylines in subsequent series ever since.

If you’re not familiar with the movie, or would just like a refresher, please watch this fan-made trailer by YouTube user verentex.

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3 thoughts on “Transformers: The Movie (1986) Fan Trailer

  1. Thank you! I confess I hadn’t seen this movie at all until a friend of mine showed it to me when it was first released to DVD. I watched the show pretty regularly, but until I saw the movie, the transition from Season 2 to Season 3 was jarring. I guess because I was older when I finally saw it, I could get the idea of the storyarc better, and when I started studying Joseph Campbell, I saw the similarities.

    Stay tuned– there will be more posts on this topic.


    • As long as your husband is cool with it, too, you’re golden!

      Cimmy and I spent some fun times watching Marvel Studio movies. I remember that the teaser trailer for Spiderman with the Twin Towers (it was pulled after 9/11) was part of the previews for The Matrix. We stood up and whooped and hollered because we were so excited. We went on to see a lot of Marvel movies– Cimmy would often say “That’s not how it was in the comic books”, but she’d explain and we’d still go on to enjoy the movie.


      • Hahaha, very interesting. We are very mixed when it comes to our movie tastes– she does enjoy certain “chick flicky datey” type movies. Some I enjoy. Some I tolerate– more after the 5th or 6th time she’s seen it. Like… “While You Were Sleeping.” She likes to say that Bill Pullman gets his due after being spurned in “Sleepless in Seattle.” Whatever. The fact that she appreciates him as Lone Star in Mel Brooks’ “Spaceballs” makes up for it, I think.


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