Transformers: The Prime Wars Trilogy is back with part 2, or as we know it, Titans Return. Last year we were treated by Machinima with Part 1, also known as, Combiner Wars.
Machinima has worked closely with Hasbro to create a storyline that will coincide with the current flagship Transformers line.
Combiner Wars was the first part, of a planned Trilogy, made up of 8 5-6 minute episodes (and 4 prelude episodes), that were released by the online production company, Machinima on the Go9o network, a paid online channel, but later released for free by Hasbro on Hasbro’s Youtube channel. The episodes came out towards the end of the Combiner Wars toyline, which in reality was a build up and prelude to the next line of toys Titans Return.
Again, this year Machina has put together a new mini-series as part 2 of the saidTrilogy, which will likely be a prelude to Power of the Primes. The Titans Return toy line has hit its final wave and the Powe of the Primes toy line is set to release in the next few weeks.
This time around, with Titans return, it appears we have gotten a bit more content as the episodes have gone up from 5 minutes to 10-11 minutes. Machinima was also able to lock down none other than the original Optimus Prime, Peter Cullen. Other famous actors have also been added to the roster like Jason David Frank (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers), Wil Wheaton ( Stand by Me) and Michael Dorn (Star Trek: The Next Generation).
With that “brief introduction” I will now continue with a spoiler-free review of Transformers: titans Return, episode 1 –
(Spoilers will be in the final series review)
The first episode kicks off with a synopsis of Combiner Wars with the follow up of the distruction left behind after the battle against Starscream. Not to get into too many details, but we also get a glimpse at Starscream’s wearabouts, Optimus’s part in the rebuilding of Cybertron, and Rodimus is going to do about that arm (awfully familiar). We aere also introduced to Perceptor, and what his role may be in the future episodes. The episode was solid, but not great by nay means.
Though we get to see the follow-up to Combiner Wars, this episode felt like it should have been a prologue episode, and not the 1 st episode of Titans Return. We got to see little, with no action, but the dialogue made up for it. Perceptors introduction was good but brief.
There isn’t much to say about the episode, but I hope it picks up in future episodes. This episode just fell a bit short. It had some decent moments I don’t want to spoil, but it wasn’t anything to go crazy about.
I give this episode a solid 6 out of 10.
Stay tuned for future reviews of Transformers: Titans Return.