Posted on December 23, 2022 at 3:56 pm

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Best Transformers Movies to Binge Watch

Hasbro has been hard at work to keep the Transformers franchise alive and thriving. Every millennial has had a taste of Transformers since the 1980s and is well-versed in how vehicle-friendly these shapeshifting robos are. And that’s what makes watching these robots go about their activities so addicting. Apart from the cartoon versions, in which the Transformers were first depicted, there is also a whole lineup of movies. All of these movies are produced by Michael Bay that are a joy to watch themselves. 

If you’re into steel and metal grinding against each other in an action-packed universe filled with cars, drama, explosions, and alien mythology, then we’re here to recommend the best of these movies to binge-watch this Christmas season. 

Many of the Transformers movies are available online to stream too. Popular streaming channels like Netflix and Hulu have them equipped in their library and you’d want to make sure you’re geared up with a trusty internet for your viewing experience to be dialed up to the max. CenturyLink Internet plans offer a wide variety of deals to accommodate your binge-watching sessions so go ahead and have a look at your behest. 

Transformers (2007)

The original and the very first of the Michael Bay Transformers movies. The first movie set the incredible precedent that a Transformers movie devoid of combat and explosions cannot be called a true Transformers movie. Fans and viewers alike were treated to the back-story of what exactly the Autobots and Decepticons were and why they were going after each other’s aluminum throats. 

Decked-out cars, helicopters, and jets are also introduced into the foray as Transformers take their shape for their own purposes. The US armed forces have a heavy role in this movie as people trying to do what’s right by them. Optimus Prime and his squad are a delight to watch and so are Megatron and his band of Decepticons. 

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

Revenge of the Fallen is a direct sequel to the first Transformers and explores, in-depth, the origin of the Transformers and their home planet of Cybertron. The movie also introduces one of the original Primes who defected and became the first Decepticon. After this, he came to be known as the Fallen. 

Megatron is hard at work in this movie to bring his boss aka the Fallen to Earth to forward his plan to “harvest” the Earth’s Sun. Which would plunge the Earth into eternal darkness and of course that cannot be allowed and thus begins the fight for the future of Earth. Optimus Prime also gets a visual upgrade in this movie but we’ll leave that juicy scene for you to feast your eyes on. 

Transformers: Dark of the Moon

This one acts as the second sequel to the movies and takes a dig at NASA and all sorts of space expeditions for not revealing all that they find out there. Humanity is kept in the dark from the dark side of the moon. Because that’s where the crashed spaceship of Sentinel Prime is found. Sentinel Prime was the one who was in charge of the Autobots before Optimus donned the role. 

You’d think that after Sentinel Prime gets revived he’d be an active member of the Autobots and fight on their side to bring peace to Earth. You couldn’t be farther from the truth. Sentinel actually sides with the Decepticons in order to further his original plan; to restore Cybertron to its former glory. Again, this objective revolves around destroying the Earth by harvesting it for the alien planet. How, you say? Well, by wormhole-ing Cybertron on top of the Earth, of course! Crazy right? Well, nothing about the movie is sane. 

Transformers: Age of Extinction

The Age of extinction is an exciting one to watch. Primarily because it shakes up the Transformers universe. Visually and character wise. Sam is no more in the picture and we have Mark Wahlberg coming in the main (human) role as Cade Yeager. This is also the first movie that introduces the Dinobots as well as a souped-up version of Megatron; Galvatron! Galvatron is basically the humans’ unintentional take on what a man-made Optimus Prime would look like. 

This venture, however, costs them dearly as Megatron’s brain decides to take things into its own hands. There is also the galactic bounty hunter, Lockdown who is after Optimus Prime because obviously, he collects (or kills) rare beings around the universe. Watching a metallic, fire-breathing T-rex, along with a huge Triceratops and Pterodactyl battle it out with the baddies never gets old and that’s why you’ll have a ball watching this one. ‘

Conclusion

The Transformers franchise still has lots of juice left in it with multiple sequels planned to be appearing over the years but if you want to get a true taste of the essence of these films, then go ahead and watch the aforementioned ones. We hope you’ll like them as much as we did!

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