Mmm... A waste of time.
Joe Yo Yo | 05/16/2006
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I was bored as hell this morning, having finished watching four or five episodes of Armada. I changed the channel, hoping something good was on, and discovered this [...]. It started out with Megatron, looking really, really UGLY, rather than cool. I had never seen this show before, but turned it on becasue it was a Transformers show. At times, I don't know if it's anime or CGI. I have to say that the anime was infinitely better. It's a load of [...]. I ony gave it one star because that was the lowest rating. Don't waste your time on this. Go watch something else.
[...] Don't EVER EVER EVER EVER EVER EVER EVER watch Energon.
I think my point is made."
red_darkness | 08/29/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Megatron is revived in this set of episodes and easily takes over scorponok's leadership position and once again leads the decepticons whom all leave the autobots. StarScream is also revived, although not completely. More great Transformers Energon episodes. I love em."
This is the Potential I was talking about Prior
Ironman | Carmel, IN USA | 11/01/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I stated in the early episodes that this series has the potential for greatness and this is what I was talking about.
This dvd starts off with another failed attack by Scorponac (who has since recruited Cyclonus and Tidlewave to his side) to steal more Energon from the Transformers. The end result is that upon their return they witness the Unexpected revival of none other than Megatron, the Autobots most feared foe. After Megatron swiftly crushes Scorponac he returns to earth to get Energon. Upon his arrival the Autobots are defeated as Megatron defeats Hotshot and forces them to retreat. However Alpha Q is not pleased with these turn of events and ressurects another villian from the past, Starscream (who because of being dead for a while suffers from memory loss). As a result Starscream can go completly undetected by any one except Alpha Q and Kicker. It's in this series of Epsiodes that the villians show their true might as there is an awesome sword fight Between Prime and Megatron, as well as a duel between Prime and Starscream. These episodes are action packed and just fun to watch.
However there are complaints as well. It bugs me that all the characters are in Anime style yet Alpha Q (who is not that great of a villian) is CGI and pretty cruddy (although I have seen much worse). Also the final episode on the Disk is only a So-So and really should of been saved for the Next DVD Installment (as I recall Episode 5 was removed for some reason).
However there are many positives as well. Starscream and Megatron are both great villians who both beat the tar out of Prime. Kicker is starting to evolve into his own character (Despite being equally as annoying at times as Spike and Sparkplug of Gen 1) and is not just an excuse to have a human around. Also in other unexpected Character development is the dillema with Demolisher who is a decepticon who has grown fond of his life of peace (despite Guard Duty half the time) yet when the time comes for Megatron to require his services he is quite hesitant. This would be second tier character is getting some unexpected development not really seen in Transformers (yes there were characters who switched sides but they were generally major characters). This move in my opinion shows that the creaters care about all their characters to even consider this type of screen time.
Overall this is great set of episodes that exposes the raw potential that I see in this series. With a some fine tuning and carefully working at how they do things I can see this series taking off and being rembered by this young Generation as being beloved much like we who grew up with Generation One love it today. However in case you jaded Gen 1 fans think this is just a load of garbage remember this, I too am a huge Gen 1 fan and I do think that it is the best. However these are not the Transformers (the huge story driven marketing scheme that it was)that we grew up with. These are new Transformers for a New Generation. By you old foggies slaughtering it you may forever destroy the legacy of Transformers when it goes off the air for the final time, and then what... the only thing left will be distant memories of a time when a young child could watch the Robots in Disguise with awe."