Transformers: Prime - Darkness Rising
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NOT this time! This is a great show for Transformers fans of all ages.
One recommendation, I bought this before the entire first season was released on DVD (this is just the first five episodes of season one - a mini-movie introducing the show). Instead of buying this, I would spend a little more and get the entire first season of episodes - you'll be happy you did!
Needless to say, since the early '80s, millions have experienced "Transformers", especially in recent years with the release of film trilogy or the animated series which continues to air on television and of course, the many toys that continue to be popular with collectors and also children.
But within the last three years, fans have watched the animated series known as "Transformers Animated" becoming the latest "Transformers" animated series to be showcased on television beginning in 2007 and would last for three seasons through 2009.
Fans knew that there will be a newer version of the series coming out, but the question is what kind of series?
In 2010, the video game "Transformers: War of Cybertron" was released and was a well-received by gamers but also video game critics and it was revealed that the upcoming animated series would be set in the same universe as the video game.
And then by November 2010, Hasbro unveiled "Transformers: Prime", a CG animated television series which would air on The Hub and would first begin with a five-episode mini-series. And with one season having now been completed in 2011, a second season is set to air in 2012.
And it's this latest series that has been creating a lot of buzz among fans and viewers. With the CG animation and slightly darker storyline, the series would go on to win a Daytime Emmy Award for "Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation" for background design and color design.Read more ›
I hope they live up to what I have read and continue this series through it's third season, and I look forward to adding the DVD's to my collection.
But one good thing has come from the cesspool of frat-boy wretchedness that Michael Bay has produced: "Transformers Prime," a series that takes the appearance of the big-budget movies... but actually has dignity, an overarcing plot, and focuses more on the giant robots. "Transformers: Prime - Darkness Rising" is the five-episode miniseries that began the long-running animated series, and despite some flaws (Miko) it's a solid springboard to the story.
There are two groups of shapeshifting alien robots on Earth -- the Autobots and the Decepticons. Guess which ones are the villains. While the Decepticons dwell on a starship in space, the Autobots live in an old military bunker in the wilds of Nevada.
When an Autobot is captured and executed by the Decepticons, three teenagers accidentally get caught in the crossfire -- tiny nerd Raf, responsible Jack, and clueless Miko. Since the Autobots are supposed to be a secret (except to their government liarson, Bill Fowler), this is a bit upsetting to them. But the Autobot leader Optimus Prime believes that now the Decepticons will target the kids, so he decides to keep them in their base.
Then the Decepticon leader Megatron returns to Earth -- and he's brought Dark Energon, a substance that can revive living machines as ravening zombies. Even regular machines can be transformed into dangerous creatures by it. Optimus Prime soon realizes what Megatron is planning -- to raise an army of undead Transformers on their dead home planet of Cybertron, and then transport them to Earth.Read more ›
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This series is the latest in this franchise to impress me to date. The use of CG animation never ceases to amaze me and the fact that it has Peter Cullen and Frank Welker reprising... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Chris Vache
I ordered the wrong item, so I have to give this away as a gift.Published 14 months ago by Linda J. Guy
What can you say, but I am a Transformer Fan and I thought this
movie was Awesome, it begins at the very beginning where Optimus Prime
tells the story of how the Autobots... Read more
I grew up watching transformers)the original), I bought this because my son loves the transformers movies, but he is still young. Read morePublished 20 months ago by M. Martinez
THIS DVD WAS A REPLACEMENT FOR A BROKEN ONE. MY GRANDSON LIKED IT SO MUCH IT HAS TO BE REPLACED!!Published 20 months ago by Kimberly A. Huggler