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have so many famous actors come
together to produce a work so mem-
orable and indelible in the collective
consciousness of moviegoers every-
where.
All right, so that was a somewhat
prejudiced statement. But viewers
ro'bbe'd of experiencing
"Transformers"~ in their youth will
be duly impressed once they find out
for themselves.
One aspect of the film that makes
pretenders seem pitiful in compari-
son is the rocking '80s soundtrack.
Listening to "The Touch" by Stan
Bush wkhile Optimus Prime kicks

some major Decepticon ass just
makes us want to jump out of our
seats and, well, transform. It's that
good.
And who can forget those wacky
Junkions wreaking havoc to the tune
of Weird Al Yankovic's "Dare to be
Stupid?" Pure artistry. Just one sam-
ple lyric: "Stick your head in the
microwave / To give yourself a tan"'
Certainly another key element to the
soundtrack is the remix of the
"'Transfonners" theme song. a truly
timeless rendition of "More Than
Meets the Eye."
Another strong part of the film is
all the transforming. I can still
remember the first time the six evil
Constructicons combined to form

the super-transformer, Devastator. I
swear I nearly crapped my pants.
When Megatron transformed into a
gun and shrank to 1/50th his size so
Starscream could fire him like a six-
shooter - pure transforming genius.
And when Astrotrain transformed
from robot form, to train and to
space shuttle, all in the span of three
minutes to help the Decepticons
escape Autobot Citv - who
wouldve thought a triple-changer
could be so versatile (let alone
roomy enough for Devastator to
stand up and the Decepticons to
rumble)?
Who will ever forget that awe-
somne transforming sound? Nert-
n ert-nert-nert-N E RT !
The greatest transformation of all

time is reserved for L
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et-eating planet, but w
into an even more em~
that shoots laser bean
eves ... mere words cal
the beautiful, yet dead!;
tion.
Don't forget Arcee.
only female Transforr
pink little number co
turn heads, but turned
convertible as well. M
hove to keep her engi~
night long.
This movie is so ai
going to go watch it ag<
In order to see this c
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video store.

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