It has been far too long since we last spoke. Unfortunately, I have nothing but bad news for you, as I review this summer’s blockbuster, Transformers: Age of Extinction. I spoke about this movie quite a bit a couple weeks back on our podcast, but I figured that I’ve settled down a little bit and could expand my rant! How can a summer blockbuster have anything negative associated with it, you ask? Well, the answer to that question and more other frustrating things about this movie are awaiting you.
A brief bio-graphical history of my love for the Transformers
It was 1986, a rainy day in Astoria Queens. I was really, really bored. After annoying the crap of my parents, they took to me to the local video rental store to get a movie. When I walked in my eyes were focused on the children’s section and I ran over as fast as I could, anxious to see what I could find. They I saw it. It was a volume set of the first 9 episodes of the Transformers cartoon. I took home those 3 VHS tapes, loaded them in my VHS player, pressed play and instantly fell in love. From there I was hooked. My love for the Transformers started with the G1 series and spread to the toys, comics, other cartoons, video games and most recently the live action movies. There aren’t many things that I am very knowledgeable or passionate about in this nerd multi-verse we live in, but I do know Transformers and I know when to call something out for the disappointing load of garbage that it is.
That being said
Warning Spoilers Below!!!
Transformers is a big part of what makes me the Evil Geek that I am today. As a kid in the 1980’s the G1 cartoon was mandatory viewing and the concept alone was enough to really stretch out my imagination. While of course I collected the toys, retrospectively they didn’t always resemble their cartoon counterparts. One thing the toys did have though was the box art and despite the occasional odd proportion here or there it’s these depictions of the characters that became in my mind their definitive representations.
In this post, I’ve decided to collect and present to you a small sampling of the best (and my favorite) Autobot and Decepticon box art.