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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Transformers: The Movie (1986)

Note: This is a review of the 1986 animated film. I remember when this movie came out in the summer of 86. It was one of the most anticipated movies of the summer. They made us wait till August to see it but it was sweet then and it still is today. I liked this movie when I was 12 and like it even more now when I am almost 37. I grant you this movie was a major propaganda tool to sell kids more Transformers. The movie killed a majority of the Autobots (in one scene) and a good portion of the Deceptions. They introduced us to a new generation of robots though including one tough speaking female Autobot named RC. The plot is fairly simple. A planet-eating creature is headed for Cybertron and the Autobots must do anything to stop it. The Matrix of leadership is in question and may be their only hope of destroying the ultimate evil in the universe. The soundtrack is the best thing about this movie. I spent months searching for it before finding it. I still listen to it on a regular basis and the movie is 24 years old. The action is good too. The movie is one long battle sequence spanning sever planets and a few spaceships. There is a lot of destruction in this movie but it is all animated so the kids may want to see it anyway. With the trailer for Transformers 3 in theaters This review could not of come at a more perfect time. The upcoming film will be the last in the Trilogy of live action films, but none will ever live up to this 1986 classic. It will always be my favorite Transformer film. Grade A

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A note from an editor!

Hi Matthew,

Thank you for the time and effort you put into this piece, especially on a Saturday morning. I can tell you definitely took good notes of everything that was going on during the event!

We still have some work to do before this piece is ready to print. Your piece has a lot of information, but it doesn’t sound like a news article. What was the point of his speech/presentation? Why was he addressing this audience? What is Vanguard? What does the company do – who does it serve? You spend a lot of time narrating (for example, how he was injured), but did not report on the purpose of the event. You can maybe mention his appearance/joking about it in a sentence or two, but do not take several paragraphs to do so. Also, I like how you mentioned where the name “Vanguard” comes from.

There are a lot of spelling errors in this piece – make sure you proof read each sentence carefully.

I know I am getting back to you a little later I hoped, and I’m sorry about that! But if you have time tonight, please go through my suggestions and try to rework your piece. You can send me what you have tonight/tomorrow morning. Please bring a copy of it to the meeting tomorrow and we will discuss it further from there.

Once again, thanks for your hard work and promptness! Remember this is a learning process, and we are all part of the Waltonian team!

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Ten Most pathetic movie stars that still have careers.

(In A - B -C Order)

1. Hayden Christensen

2. Tom Crusie

3. Kevin Costner

4. Keeanu Reeves

5. Denise Richards

6. Adam Sandler

7. Arnold Schwarzenegger

8. William Shatner

9. Sylvester Stalloan

10. John Claude Van dahm