Now This Is A Good Transformers Movie

When I opened an email about a “Transformers cosplay fan film”, I feared the worst. A CG-filled compilation of cringe, with bad Stan Bush covers.

Nope. Turned out it was the opposite. GENERATION 1 is the perfect celebration of a corny cartoon, it’s giant heads and emphatic gestures nailing the goofy tone of the original series while still looking impressive (in a Japanese Godzilla movie kinda way) thanks to a bunch of dedicated effects like RC vehicles, hand-drawn laser blasts and a practical Ark.

If this was an 11-minute show that aired at midnight on Tuesdays on Adult Swim, I would watch every damn episode.

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The creators were kind enough to also include some video and shots from the production of the film, showing how they pulled off some of the practical shots:

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Luke Plunkett

Luke Plunkett is a Senior Editor based in Canberra, Australia. He has written a book on cosplay, designed a game about airplanes, and also runs cosplay.kotaku.com.