Clipped from Bad Ass Digest: After two years of that cartoon on the small screen, Hasbro helped produce a full length feature film, Transformers: The Movie, which promised an epic space battle for the future of Cybertron, the Transformers’ home world. This movie introduced us to a lot of new characters, and could have been a great way of selling more toys while still being a very standard kids adventure movie (albeit one with a great soundtrack).
But in the middle of the movie, just after a fist-bumping rendition of “The Touch” by Stan Bush, Optimus Prime and Megatron meet up for a battle, and (27 year old spoiler alert) Optimus Prime dies.
“Ha ha ha!” the kids laughed to themselves. “This is a great trick he’s playing. Good job, Optimus. Now wake up and kick his butt!”
But Optimus Prime doesn’t wake up. Optimus Prime stays dead. Read the Article