Transformers: Robots In Disguise – A New Autobot Mission: DVD Review

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The new mission begins as BUMBLEBEE must step up to be leader in the years after we left the AUTOBOTS in TRANSFORMERS PRIME. Summoned by OPTIMUS PRIME to save Earth from a new DECEPTICON threat, BUMBLEBEE puts his light-hearted mettle to the test after assembling a rouge team of AUTOBOTS action heroes. BUMBLEBEE must balance his job fighting off evil with being equal parts squad leader and coach to a rascally team that needs constant coaxing to learn how to work together. The results are comical when the cool rebel SIDESWIPE, elite guard cadet STRONGARM, bombastic dinobot GRIMLOCK and overly-excited mini-con FIXIT must balance keeping the team together with chasing and capturing their new enemies.

There have been many different iterations of Transformers and I’ve seen pretty much all of them so I have to be honest that I wasn’t too excited to see that there was another one but I was curious. I mean, I love Transformers so there was no doubt that I was going to at least check it out. I initially wasn’t sold too much on it but by the end of the first episode I wanted to see more. The animation is really impressive. It looks like a mix between traditional and CG animation which caught my attention throughout the entire 5 episodes on this DVD. It’s a great change of pace as well with Bumblebee taking the leadership role instead of Optimus Prime. It was pretty funny though because when my son saw it the first thing he said was “Hey, Bumblebee doesn’t talk like that!”. Then I had to explain to him that this was a different universe than the films and now he loves the heck out of it. It’s funny, smart and action packed all while keeping the tradition of the Transformers alive. Sadly, now I have to make room on my DVR for more of these episodes. If you’re a fan of the franchise I think it may take you just a little bit to get into it but it’s definitely worth checking out. 8/10

Special Features:

A Look Behind-The-Scenes – Pretty straight forward feature that gives some good info on the series.

Transformers: Robots In Disguise – A New Autobot Mission is available NOW on DVD from Shout! Factory

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