Season 3 Episode 29

The Return of Optimus Prime (1)

Aired Weekdays 8:00 PM Feb 24, 1987 on ABC Family

Episode Fan Reviews (3)

out of 10
35 votes
  • Prime Resurection

    I'll be honest "Transformers the Movie" was the first movie I cried to simply because my favorate character Optimus Prime died, I never thought it could happen but it did; it just went to show that even heroes are people too they can bleed and die as well.

    This two parter was a big supprise to me because this was something I also didn't think would happen, actually bringing a deceised character back to life. I wouldn't say this movie is really anything new, it's been done in comic book series. It's a good move because it's practically breathing new life and making something old new again.

    The plot I thought was good if by it's nature a maguffin, the hate virus sort of reminded me of the rage virus in the horror movie "28 Days Latter" since it's simply on a virus that turns people into rabid killers.

    This episode is a set up as well as a build up to Prime's return. I really liked the sense of dread you felt as the sittuation with the virus got worse, it made me wonder if the autobots can really win as we saw each of them one by one was getting infected. And I'll never forget the final minutes when I saw Optimus come back to life and say that quote in the end, I cheered; welcome back Optimus Prime.
  • He come back!

    When I saw this episode on my my childhood, I wasn´t believe it! Optimus Prime returned from the death and nothing in the universe can´t stop him! He was finded in the flag ship of the autobots by Jessica nad Gregory during an experiment with a metal that resist radiation and hig temperatures. Gregory hates all the Transformers, specially Optimus Prime, because in a fight against Megatron, they hurt accidentally Gregory. Gregory planned to use the death body of Optimus Prime to infect the Transformers with spores that makes crazy any form of life, robotic or not. Rodimus saves the body of Optimus and send Skylinx to find a Quintesson (they resurrect Optimus in on ocassion in an attempt todestroy the Autobots, but Optimus recovered his personality in the last moment and saves them all). The Quintesson resurrects Optimus Prime who is now ready for the battle against the spores and the Decepticons!
  • This episode, along with the next three were very painful to watch.

    Even though it was a cool idea to bring Optimus back it almost makes me angry that they did, it ruined the entire end of the movie, it ended on a sad note. Optimus was dead because he sacrificed himself to kill Megatron and to save everyone, it was one of the most noble things I have ever seen in a cartoon. This just ruined the entire idea of that and took away from his cinematic death. Optimus is dead to me and he will remain that way to me. No half-baked fanboy episode is gonna change that, the only reason for this is that everyone was too whiney to accept him being dead.
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