Thursday, June 12, 2003
Transformers: The Movie
In light of the recent news of the upcoming live-action remake of The Transformers (nothing, no matter how good or bad, is safe from interpretation), here is a link to a 1998 interpretation of the previous animated feature film from that franchise. The author argues that “a Marxist/socialist/Communist interpretation can be applied to the film, analyzing its elements in terms of the Cold War scenario of the 1980’s” (Ben Munson, “Are the Transformers Communists?”, originally from SHAM webzine). We wonder what the new film will be trying to say.