Friday, 4 October 2013

Blu-ray Review - Transformers Prime - Beast Hunters: Predacons Rising

Tranformers Prime: Beast Hunters: Predacons Rising
Director: David Hartman
Voice Cast: Peter Cullen, Frank Welker
Studio: Shout! Factory
Release Date: October 8, 2013
Retail: $24.97
Running Time: 66 minutes
Rating: TV-Y7


After three exciting seasons, the award-winning computer-animated series Transformers Prime ends its run with the movie Beast Hunters - Predacons Rising airing tonight on the Hub Network and landing on DVD and Blu-ray this Tuesday, October 8, 2013 with a behind-the-scenes bonus feature.

Thought to have been dead, Megatron is resurrected by Unicron (a source of Dark Energon) and is ordered to kill the Autobots and destroy their home world Cybertron, but there is one little problem - Megatron doesn't like taking orders.

Meanwhile, Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Wheeljack, Knockout, Arcee, Ultra Magnus, Ratchet, and Smokescreen are continuing their quest to rebuild Cyberton, but there are constantly fighting Starscream’s army of Cybertronian dragons called Predacons, which were cloned from fossilized remains in Shockwave’s laboratory.

The battle lines have been drawn and the fate of Cyberton lies in the hands of one single sacrifice, forever changing the war between the Autobots and Decepticons.

I grew up watching the original series and I later watched the Beast Wars series, but I've only seen a handful of episodes of the new incarnation on On-Demand. That being said, I was eagerly looking forward to watching the 66-minute movie, which has excellent computer-animation and a great voice-cast, especially with Peter Cullen still voicing Optimus Prime. I thought the movie was dark, dramatic and full of action, though there are a few plot holes; all leading to shocking ending that is bittersweet and somewhat similar to the original Transformers Movie from 1986. Is this the end for Transformers franchise? Of course not! There is fourth Michael Bay film coming out next summer and there will be a new animated series next year too. Overall, I enjoyed watching Transformers Prime: Beast Hunters - Predacons Rising and I recommend it too all fans, young and old. 

*Disclaimer - I received a complimentary copy in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.

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