This week I’m using a link rather than posting the video here due to the preference of the host based on past experience. It’s a long story but within a certain group of the reviewing community there are understandable concerns due to past history with people posting their videos to sites without permission even though BW Media Spotlight is a review and commentary blog which is technically not part of the “Channel Awesome” community of reviewers. At least not since Reviewers Unknown closed down. But this is still in keeping with Saturday Night Showcase’s promotion of other material.
Transformers The Movie is the good theatrical Transformers movie if you ask many Transformers fans. It was two years in the making, it was highly publicized, and it’s a lot more fun and closer to what Transformers as a franchise is than the Michael Bay films. That doesn’t mean the movie is perfect but there has to be a reason the fandom loves it despite nostalgia. Someday I may tackle this myself beyond the comic adaptations I’ve already reviewed. I’ll post those below. SF Debris’ review however is more objective, pointing out the flaws and strengths as a movie. There are two videos, one of which is the reason I wanted to have this as this week’s Showcase. The second is of course the movie review, but the first goes into the history of why certain decisions were made. There are other trivia bits, and a defense of Ultra Magnus’ infamous “I can’t deal with that now” line I’ll keep for my own review, but the first video is what makes this a must-see beyond the fact that SF Debris’ Opinionated Reviews is just a great review series. Have a good Saturday!