THIS REVIEW IS SO EPIC THAT IT’S DIVIDED INTO TWO PARTS!!
Cybertron has been restored. Optimus Prime honors Bumblebee for his bravery. On Earth in the deep ocean, Unicron calls out to a seemingly dead Megatron. Unicron explains that the dark energon in Megatron’s body has prevented him from dying and that he will use him to travel to Cybertron to put an end to an old rival—Primus. Optimus bestows the title of warrior upon Bumblebee. He then tells his team that thought their planet can sustain life it cannot generate new life. He and Wheeljack search for the Well of AllSparks, leaving the rest of the team to begin rebuilding Cybertron and search for Shockwave and Starscream. Meanwhile, a newly revived and transformed Megatron travels to Cybertron. However, where he wishes to rule the planet, Unicron seeks only to destroy it. During their search mission for Decepticon refugees, Ultra Magnus and Smokescreen encounter two Predacons. The beasts engage the Autobots and severely injure Ultra Magnus. Smokescreen calls for a ground bridge and takes Magnus back to the Nemesis. Ratchet is bridged from Earth to tend to the Autobot commander. Team Prime searches for the two Predacons but they soon realize they have been on the trail of Predaking.
Bumblebee negotiates with Predaking to help them find the two living Predacons. Predaking refuses and demands to be left to mourn the graveyard of his fallen brethren. In one of his many hidden labs throughout Cybertron, Shockwave has been cloning new Predacons with Starscream’s help. Their first two Predacons—Skylynx and Darksteel—return triumphantly after beating the Autobots much to Starscream’s dismay. Somewhere in space, Optimus is close to the AllSpark with a plasma storm looming just ahead. With Knockout’s information, Team Prime begins their search for Shockwave’s lab at Dark Mount. But the citadel’s original owner is not too happy about the Autobots intrusion.Unicron, in Megatron’s body, attempts to destroy the Autobots, however, they manage to escape. In the warship, Bumblebee attempts to warn Optimus Prime of Unicron’s presence on Cybertron. Unfortunately, Wheeljack’s ship was damaged by the plasma storm and they are unable to respond. Predaking searches for the Predacons the Autobots spoke of and discover that they were telling the truth. He sends out a signal for his brothers. Unicron responds and demands that Predaking serve him. Predaking refuses and fights him only to be defeated. After accessing Predaking’s mind, Unicron heads to the Predacon graveyard to find Starscream and Shockwave there. He uses dark energon to revive the Predacon remains as undead Terrorcons. On the warship, Ratchet discovers that Unicron intends to destroy Cybertron’s core thus ending Primus. The Autobots take the warship to the Well of AllSparks in an effort to stop Unicron. Starscream finds his way aboard and frees Knockout and a few remaining Decpeticons. He attempts to take back the ship in order to leave the planet but the Autobots get help from an unlikely ally—Knockout. With Starscream detained, the Autobots head to the Well of AllSparks and engage Unicron’s massive army. The firepower of the Nemesis whittles down the Terrorcon numbers but the effort is proving futile until Predaking, Skylynx and Darksteel arrive to deal with their undead brethren. Unfortunately, this is not enough to derail Unicron’s onslaught. The Nemesis is overwhelmed by the Terrorcons and grounded. The Autobots stand against the Chaos Bringer with Predaking and his followers leading the charge. They hold their ground until they are taken into the Well of AllSparks by the Terrorcons. Unicron prepares to eliminate the Autobots until Optimus Prime arrives with the AllSpark. Optimus engages Unicron. All the while, he tries to reason with Megatron but Unicron’s hold over him is too strong. Unicron knocks Prime down and prepares to deliver the finishing blow when Bumblebee uses the Polarity Gauntlet to hold Unicron back, giving Optimus the opportunity to retrieve the AllSpark. Unicron manages to break free and chases down Optimus. With the AllSpark Chamber in hand, Optimus makes a break for the Well of AllSparks, but he is downed by Unicron. Unicron, savoring his victory, takes up the chamber and opens it. Suddenly, his essence is drawn into the AllSpark Chamber. With Unicron sealed away, the Terrorcons can no longer be sustained and they are destroyed, leaving Predaking and his followers to fly out of the well.
With Unicron no longer in his body, Megatron regains control of himself and declares his disbandment of the Decepticons. After having been subjected to brutal submission, he no longer yearns for it. With this, Megatron departs. Starscream leaves as well. He arrives later at Dark Mount to proclaim himself leader of the Decepticons. Predaking, Skylynx and Darksteel intend to not let that happen and issue the punishment Starscream deserves for mistreating them. At the Well of AllSparks, Optimus Prime tells his Autobots that he has merged the AllSpark with the Matrix of Leadership and his own spark. He gives them his final farewell speech, asking them to keep up the fight for their planet. Then Optimus casts himself into the Well of AllSparks and restores it. Cybertron is now able to create and sustain life once more.
Ever since the original series debuted in 1984, I have been transformed. I have enjoyed every series of the Transformers throughout the years. Of all them, I have to say that Transformers Prime is the most well scripted story in the Transformers universe. It was a fun and entertaining series, sadly though, there comes a time when good things come to an end. Transformers Prime: Beast Hunters Predacons Rising is a just as much of a stellar send off the Prime series as the original movie was to the original series. Predacons Rising starts out strong and finishes the same. Elements from the 1986 animated movie are present in this movie as it has always been for the Prime series using elements from the original series. Unicron shows his superiority over Megatron much like he did with Galvatron. He brutally oppresses the Decepticon leader, a feat Megatron himself has yearned to inflict on the inhabitants of Cybertron and Earth. And like in the animated movie, Unicron seeks to destroy Cybertron. The Autobots and Decepticons must unite in order to defeat the Chaos Bringer. The final battle may not have been the stellar dogfight it was before but it is not less epic in its own right. The Autobots and Predacons join together to face a legion of undead Predacons created by Unicron in an epic battle. The musical score for this was amazing and brought the battle to life. As Predaking, Skylynx and Darksteel charge, the music shifts into an orchestral onslaught that grips your ears and holds them to the climatic finish. The music has always set the tone for the series. Composer Bryan Taylor spares no expense in creating epic masterpieces that keep the story flowing beautifully from opening score to final farewell. Throughout the series, the voice cast has done an excellent job bringing these characters to life. They were amazing in bring out each characters personality and giving them form. I love this series and I have thoroughly enjoyed this movie. Truly an epic end to an epic series.
WARNING: THE FOLLOWING CLIP CONTAINS A MAJOR SPOILER!! DON’T WATCH UNLESS YOU WATCHED THE MOVIE!!
The saddest and most epic ending of a Transformers series. Optimus Prime’s final farewell.
Transformers Prime Beast Hunters movie trailer!!