New TRANSFORMERS ONE Posters Revealed As Surprising First Reaction Roll Out Following Annecy Screening

New TRANSFORMERS ONE Posters Revealed As Surprising First Reaction Roll Out Following Annecy Screening New TRANSFORMERS ONE Posters Revealed As Surprising First Reaction Roll Out Following Annecy Screening

A couple of new posters for Transformers One have been released showcasing the movie's leads, while a screening of the movie at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival has drawn glowing reviews.

By JoshWilding - Jun 11, 2024 10:06 AM EST
Filed Under: Transformers

When the first trailer for Transformers One rolled out (from outer space), the response from fans was mixed. The animation style wasn't what most expected, while Thor star Chris Hemsworth replacing iconic Optimus Prime voice actor Peter Cullen was always going to divide opinions. 

Well, a "work-in-progress" cut of the movie was shown at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival yesterday evening and early word isn't just good, it's overwhelmingly positive.

"It is exactly what it has been described as - an origin story for how two young robots went from being besties to mortal enemies, ultimately known as Optimus Prime and Megatron," The Wrap explains. "The animation style previewed in the early trailer; a kind of painterly, 1980s lunchbox aesthetic, is very much present in the final film — all vibrant colors and shiny surfaces."

The trade describes it as "something joyful, beautifully alive," claiming applause broke out at several points in the movie, culminating with a standing ovation once the credits rolled (this is said to have lasted for several minutes). 

The Hollywood Reporter has also chimed in to say, "The audience broke into applause at several points throughout the film, including one pivotal scene involving a major character, which The Hollywood Reporter won’t spoil here. A number of [Keegan-Michael Key's] comedic dialogue lines also elicited laughter from the crowd."

Deadline similarly recalls "spontaneous bouts of applause," later adding that the movie is "testing through the roof." Like last year's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem, it appears Paramount Pictures has dreamed up something really special here. 

Transformers One is the untold origin story of Optimus Prime and Megatron, better known as sworn enemies, but once were friends bonded like brothers who changed the fate of Cybertron forever.

In the first-ever fully CG-animated Transformers movie, Transformers One features a star-studded voice cast, including Chris Hemsworth, Brian Tyree Henry, Scarlett Johansson, Keegan-Michael Key, Steve Buscemi, with Laurence Fishburne, and Jon Hamm.

The movie is directed by Josh Cooley and produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Tom DeSanto & Don Murphy, Michael Bay, Mark Vahradian, and Aaron Dem, with executive producers Steven Spielberg, Zev Foreman, Olivier Dumont, Brian Oliver, B.J. Farmer, and Matt Quigg.

Transformers One arrives in theaters on September 20. New posters for the movie can be seen below (via 

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clintthahamster - 6/11/2024, 10:42 AM
Cool! Hope it's good. I thought the trailer looked kinda shitty, but happy to be proven wrong.
TheVisionary25 - 6/11/2024, 11:02 AM
@clintthahamster - I have heard from like trades like Deadline who tend to be very reliable that the movie has been testing very well and likening it to the recent TMNT movie that came out…

Idk if you have watched that but I liked it.
clintthahamster - 6/11/2024, 12:23 PM
@TheVisionary25 - I've heard great things, might check them out someday . . .
TheVisionary25 - 6/11/2024, 11:33 AM
Well , that’s good to hear especially as someone who liked the trailer personally so looking forward to it!!.

The more comedic & light hearted tone did throw me off initially but it seemed to give glimpses of the story getting more serious or “ darker” for lack of a better word (I think it’s already planned for a trilogy).

Seeing Optimus and Megatron as friends and before they became who we know them to be , when both were very different sounds interesting to me…

The humor worked for me pretty much in the trailer and it looked gorgeous too imo!!.

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Epc11223 - 6/11/2024, 12:26 PM
@TheVisionary25 - I agree. I enjoyed the trailer and looking forward to seeing the friendship between Optimus and megatron. Reminds me a bit of smallivlle.
StSteven - 6/11/2024, 2:14 PM
@TheVisionary25 @Epc11223 - Prime and Megatron being friends and even "brothers" to a certain degree has been portrayed in the comics for a while now going back as far as when IDW first had the license, so it will be interesting to see how it's handled in this movie. Personally I think that it adds more depth to their characters as opposed to them always having been enemies since day 1.

There was a similar relationship between Jetfire and Starscream going all the way back to the G1 cartoons where they were friends and partners as scientists before the war that I always found compelling.
TheVisionary25 - 6/11/2024, 2:44 PM
@StSteven - yes , I think so too

Knew they had been friends before in different versions and their fallout had differed in them so interested to see what causes that here
StSteven - 6/11/2024, 4:28 PM
@TheVisionary25 - Yeah, obviously their histories have varied over the last 40 years (as is always the case in various media) but the relationship between OP and Megs and their shared history has become one of the elements that is generally considered canon these days.

While Megs is typically portrayed as having been a miner (and sometimes fought in the gladiator fights), Op's previous occupation has varied from cop to archivist to senator, etc. and it looks like from the trailer they're both miners working deep underground Cybertron, so that change is interesting because it gives them a more closely shared origin.
marvel72 - 6/11/2024, 12:06 PM
The trailer made this movie look crap.
marvel72 - 6/11/2024, 1:12 PM
The best Transformers movie.

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StSteven - 6/11/2024, 2:02 PM
@marvel72 - Can't argue with that. The 2 parts of that movie that still give me the feels are when OP dies and Hot Rod becomes Rodimus Prime (I still remember being in the theater watching the movie with my dad and crying when OP dies). Still very powerful moments after all these years.
marvel72 - 6/11/2024, 4:55 PM
@StSteven - I never saw it at the cinema but I watched it on video and loved it. I have recently purchased the 4K Blu-Ray.
marvel72 - 6/11/2024, 5:06 PM
@StSteven - Have you seen these?


I reckon Soundwave will be next.
StSteven - 6/11/2024, 5:20 PM
@marvel72 - Yeah, I think I have like every version of the movie that's been released (except for VHS, not sure if it was ever on laser disc). I also have the soundtrack on blue vinyl that was released a couple of years ago (I believe by Mondo). I even have a Deception symbol tattooed on my shoulder. I don't f**k around when it comes to TFs 😉.
StSteven - 6/11/2024, 5:24 PM
@marvel72 - Yeah I have the first 2 (along with Prime's auto-converting trailer) and have preordered Megs. I may have mentioned this before but I have an entire spare bedroom full of TFs MISB arranged according to movie/cartoon/line. I also have the 3' tall Unicron that HasLab released a couple of years ago. Again, I don't f**k around when it comes to TFs 😉.
dragon316 - 6/11/2024, 5:30 PM
@marvel72 - you people need go on transformers fan sites seibertron and tfw2005 this old news for me by months
dragon316 - 6/11/2024, 5:48 PM
@marvel72 - depends who you ask ?feature=shared



johndawg - 6/11/2024, 8:43 PM
@marvel72 - ALL CAPS AMEN!!!!!!!!!
marvel72 - 6/11/2024, 10:37 PM
@dragon316 - Yeah I've know about these for ages, I just posted these in case no one had seen them before.
marvel72 - 6/11/2024, 10:39 PM
@StSteven - Lucky man, I would have to save up for them what with all the other shit that I'm into.

4K Blu-Ray
StSteven - 6/11/2024, 11:54 PM
@marvel72 - Oh, don't get me wrong, I'm not trying to give off the impression that I'm like loaded or anything. That being said, I am a Data Scientist (ML, AI, etc.) with a PhD in Comp. Sci. (as does my wife), so we're not exactly starving, and 2 years ago I finally paid off my $160K in student loans and last year we paid off our mortgage, so we're essentially debt-free (except for monthly costs), so I have some disposable income. BUT I also have 2 little kids and a house that is one expensive problem after another (we're currently in the middle of an insurance claim which is going to require us to have to replace the floors in 2 rooms of the house due to recent storm water damage), so it all kinda balances out.

At the end of the day, the company that makes those self-transforming guys (Robosen) puts out about 1 a year, so that usually ends up being my Christmas present from my wife (or in the case of the Grimlock Christmas + Anniversary), so it all works out. And, yeah, I could very well see the next one being Soundwave, as he'd be pretty easy from a transforming standpoint. I could also see Starscream as well.

FWIW, there's a vintage toy shop close to me that I stop by every now and again to hunt for things to fill out my collection, and I know the owner there. He actually has a relationship with the US branch of Robosen (they're going to team up do a pop-up store in the local mall) and he tipped me off to the Megatron figure a couple of months before it was announced, so he's reliable (they actually gave him the auto-transforming OP trailer for free). I'll have to ask him the next time I'm there what the next auto-transforming figure will be.
StSteven - 6/12/2024, 12:03 AM
@marvel72 - BTW, you mentioned games. I have most of the consoles going back to the NES, although about I have time to play these days are Mario Switch games with my kids. That being said, I don't know if you've heard but there is a new TF game coming out next year that looks pretty badass called "Transformers:Reactivate": It seems to be a FPS where you play as various TFs (starting with Bumblebee of course) that are fighting in a post-apocalyptic version of NYC against a nano-virus and the Autobots and deceptions have to team up. Looking pretty good so far. The accompanying toys are already out (yeah... I have them🥺).

Also, speaking of TF games, the War For Cybertron games were really good as well as the Devastation game (which was seriously cell-shaded like the cartoons), so you should check those out as well if you haven't.
Tufasrox - 6/11/2024, 1:24 PM
Yah really odd given the trailer was total garbage and clearly pushing this movie towards the younger kids audience.
ObserverIO - 6/11/2024, 1:51 PM
Gotta admit, that Optimus Prime V Megatron poster is alright.

I'm betting the surprise appearance is Unicron.
StSteven - 6/11/2024, 2:06 PM
Yeah I've been seeing on the TF sites that I frequent that it's testing really well so this is good news as a huge TF fan, especially as this year is the 40th anniversary for Transformers (for those who may not know). I still remember opening my first one at my best friend's house (I got Thundercracker and he got Starscream).
TheRationalNerd - 6/11/2024, 2:34 PM
Very hard to believe seeing how terrible the trailer was. I guess we shall see.

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