Beast Machines Season 2
BEVY OF BEAUTIFUL AND FANTASTIC BEAST MACHINES in iridescent colours storm their
way across Cybertron as they fight to wrest their home planet back from the
evil Decepticon Megatron and his Vehicons in Transformers: Beast Machines.Season 2 of the hit animated television series is now available to
buy on DVD, courtesy of Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.
The struggle for domination thunders on in Series 2 as, with no memory
of how or why they are there, the Maximals have found themselves mysteriously
transported back to Cybertron. There they face a life-or-death battle to free
their home planet from their enemies and to restore it to its former glory before
all life is doomed. The Maximals also want to free the Transformers being used
by Megatron to fight against them as they believe they can return them to their
Optimus Prime (Gorilla) leads the Maximals into battle with an army that includes
a cheetah (Cheetor), an eagle, a bat and a slender and attractive acrobatic
pink spider. They have many talents, including the use of their mechanical parts
to repair machinery and weapons as well as to fight with (in robot mode).
The beautifully fluid Maximals use 'hip' dialogue "a strategic
advance to the rear" means "RUN!" and are visually pleasing, especially
in beast mode. The styles and colours of the Maximals reminded me of Egyptian
Gods and Aztec illustrations. The series is exciting and inventive. To betray
Megatron is to invite death. We are told that the Maximals "Obsidian and Striker
have fought a thousand wars together and won them all."
The adventures to save The Sparks are particularly holding. Optimus Prime has
an oracle inside him that can reach The Sparks but Megatron can interfere with
it and prevent him penetrating the place where they are held. And Decepticon
Megatron lives up to his name when he approaches Optimus Prime in the guise
of a friend while he is trying to make contact with The Sparks.
Featuring the voices of Jim Byrnes, Garry Chalk and Patricia Drake, Transformers:
Beast Machines is suitable for and will be enjoyed by children or adults
who are fans of fantasy animation.
The action sequences are great; with explosions, enemies falling and balls of
fire that almost make you believe you can feel the ground shake!
Transformers: Beast Machines takes the age-old battle to a new level
with weird and wonderful animals replacing the vehicular forms of the Autobots.
It is all very space age with fantastic technology and the clever touches will
Transformers: Beast Machines Season
2 went on sale on
19 November (2007) at a RRP of £9.99. Certificate: TBC | Genre: Animation/Sci-Fi.