Hell, this July you may be looking at a multi-million dollar monstrosity from Michael Bay involving a former Disney channel actor, a really hot actress with the apt last name of Fox, a rapper, and the star of a bad dramedy, but hell, you’ll at least hear the original Optimus Prime kicking the shit out of Megatron in “Transformers.”
The current release, given the dubious honor of “Best Summer Movie we haven’t Seen” by the mental giants MTV, may end up being a lot of fun, but for my money, nothing can replace “The Transformers: The Movie,” the 1986 animated film starring Judd Nelson and Orson Welles. The nut stomping hard rocking sci-fi animated film is still one of my favorites, and it still sports an utterly bad ass theme song.
So, when you’re in theaters this month watching Hugo Weaving don the Megatron cape, and Peter Cullen return to the Optimus Prime mantle, remember this theme song loud and clear. It still gives this young animation buff chills, and it might, just might, still end up being better than the Michael Bay actioner: