Everything I ever needed to know in life I learned from watching _Transformers the Movie_ (1986) [UPDATED]

(“The real one, not the 2007 Bayformers,” as any TF fan with taste must now qualify):

1. The Universal Greeting, “Bah-weep-grahna-weep-ninny-bong,” (spelling up for debate) works every time.
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2. Appeasement doesn’t work: If you give a Sharkticon your energon rations, he’s just going to eat you anyway.
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3. “Megatron must be stopped, no matter the cost.”
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4. “One shall stand; one shall fall.”

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Found this looking for a screen cap of the actual scene and couldn’t resist.

5.  Leadership isn’t based upon worthiness but being in the right place at the right time.
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6.  When faced with a choice between two crises, just say, “I can’t deal with that now.”

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His name is literally “Really Great”

7.  “Experience lad, you should learn to appreciate it.”  Or, any problem in life can be addressed by a metaphorical anecdote.
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8.  “I wasn’t worried for a microsecond.” “Then you probably didn’t understand the situation.”
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9.  “I’ve got better things to do tonight than die.”
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10.  Even when you’re innocent, they’ll still feed you to the Sharkticons.  Thus,

11.  “I have nothing but contempt for this court.”
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12.  The key to social reform is a giant T-Rex to scare the military into turning on its leaders.
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13.  Sometimes you have to “Act now, destroy Unicron.  Kill the grand Pooh-Bah.  Eliminate even the toughest stains.”
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14.  Life is more fun when “We talk TV.  You talk some TV?”
15.  When it comes time to “jettison some weight,” the sick and disabled are the first to go.
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16.  Before you think that nobody will follow an uncharismatic bore like Soundwave, consider these words:  “Nobody calls Soundwave uncrasimatic!  Let’s tick tailgate!”
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17.  Much of Galvatron’s dialogue is very helpful when dealing with chronic chest pain: “Unicron!  Why have you tortured me?”
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18.  “One day, an Autobot shall rise from our ranks and use the power of the Matrix to light our darkest hour.  Till that day. . . . Till all are one!”
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19.  In 20 minutes or so, you can have your entire toybox wiped out.
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20.  If you take power by throwing the previous leader out an airlock, there”s a good chance someone else will come along and kill you.
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21.  Never underestimate a giant talking planet that eats other planets.
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2 responses to “Everything I ever needed to know in life I learned from watching _Transformers the Movie_ (1986) [UPDATED]

  1. Watched last night. Again. I absolutely love this movie. I feel such a connection to it. One of the most powerful films I will ever see, if not the most powerful.

    Good article, you’re bang on regarding life lessons and I like your comedy.

    They don’t make them like this any more.

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