Imagine getting a new car. You’ve always wanted one, and finally, you got one. You have just the one you want, and you’ve brought it home. But all of a sudden, your car starts to move on its own. Gears shift, parts move, and a giant robot is now standing before you. It starts telling you that it’s an alien named Camshaft from a faraway planet known as Cybertron. He also happens to be in the middle of a war. He is just one of the Transformers. The story of these warring robots has changed in many ways over the years, and the recent movies have changed films too.
The Transformers have come a long way from where they started. But where did they start? Well, the original 80’s cartoon stated that the Transformers were created by the Quintessons, beings not too unlike the Transformers themselves. They were later built in the Plasma Energy Chamber and given life by a computer known as Vector Sigma after rebelling against the Quintessons. However, in the separate comic book series being released at the same time, the Transformers were created by a god-like entity known as Primus, who was later to be revealed as the home planet of the Transformers, Cybertron. The show Transformers: Animated and the recent Michael Bay movies have used the Allspark, a small object that can turn anything into a Transformer. The more recent Aligned continuity of shows and video games have mish mashed everything, using the Allspark, Vector Sigma, and Primus. However, in every continuity, the Transformers split into the 2 factions of Autobots (the good guys), and Decepticons (the bad guys). These new factions will start a war that usually destroys their planet and takes them to Earth. Now I know you didn’t get anything I just said, so just ask me what I mean if you need help. Hopefully, I can make it easier.
As mentioned before, Transformers have evolved in many ways since it’s origins in 1984, and have touched many hearts, continuing to do so with each new “transformation.” The film industry has also been affected in many ways, and will continue to be affected by Michael Bay’s ingenuity. With each new evolution and innovation, the fanbase grows and grows, and will continue to do so for many years to come.