Sunday, January 01, 2006
Megatron must be stopped... no matter the cost

It's not the usual way to think about the past year, but props to David for noticing that this past year, 2005, is the year in which the storyline of the classic Transformers the Movie takes place. So humanity has yet to discover or invent anthropomorphic robots, but damn... I'm still holding out hope that someday my morning commute will be superseded by a kick-arse ride inside a heroic, paternal tractor / trailer.

After all, amidst the carnage of Transformers the Movie (where several major Transformers were killed), one of the saddest moments of my childhood was watching Optimus Prime die after fighting singlehandedly against an entire gang of Decepticons and their leader, Megatron. Screw crying when Bambi's mother got capped... my first tears at the cinema were for Optimus' noble death in defense of his comrades.

As an eight year old boy, it was even more real to me than Jesus dying (sounds heretical, I know).

Still, I took this key moral lesson to heart as a kid: true heroes are those who live unselfishly and when it is necessary, they willing sacrifice themselves for the greater good. Who says kids don't learn anything good from cartoons?


Did I also mention that as a kid, I thought the rockin' 80s soundtrack of the movie was unbelievably cool too? True Transformer geeks will know exactly when this song first plays in the movie...

You never bend, you never break
You seem to know just what it takes
You're a fighter

It's in the blood, it's in the will
It's in the mighty hands of steel
When you're standin' your ground

And you never get hit when your back's to the wall
Gonna fight to the end and you're takin' it all

You got the touch
You got the power

Awesome. For some more Transformers tune-age, there's a taste in this .ZIP file right here on RapidShare:

How to Use Rapidshare (it's easy!):
1. After you click on the link, a new window will pop up
2. Scroll down and find the "free" button
3. You'll be taken to a page with a countdown
4. When the countdown expires, enter the code they give
5. It'll give you a download link for the file.


Oh geez... I have the DVD and the soundtrack...

I bought the 20th anniversary Optimus Prime and Unicron figures too...
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