I was just over at the IMDB, and for some reason, I started looking up Transformers: The Movie, and I noticed this quote that a reviewer posted: I rented this movie and watched it because it was just about the only 80s cartoon movie I haven't seen yet and I had heard it was actually pretty good. About halfway through the climatic battle, I came to a stunning conclusion. A revelation that suggests that this movie has been much more influential than anyone would want to admit: It's "Star Wars 1: the Phantom Menace". I'm serious, you watch these two movies back to back if you doubt me. You have an annoying kid (Danny/Anakin) who ends up saving the day. You have an apprentice (R.C./Obi-Wan) who must reluctantly prove his mettle (hahaha) when his master (Optimus Prime/Qui-gon Gin) dies. You have a final battle sequence that switches P.O.V.s around like nobody's buisiness. You have gigantic sea monsters made of armour and teeth. And you have a bunch of gibberish speaking locals (the Junkbots/the Gungans) who help the good guys save the world. Then again, since Unicron is essentially a sentient Death Star, the influence is give and take.Do you think that is a fair comparison, or do you think it is a silly idea?