Transformers Prime: One Shall Stand

DVD Release: July 31, 2012
Transformers Prime: One Shall Stand


Since acquiring Dark Energon, the DECEPTICON leader MEGATRON has worked tirelessly to uncover its secrets in an effort to finally wield its great power! Now it’s up to the heroic leader of the AUTOBOTS, OPTIMUS PRIME, to stop his old nemesis once and for all, no matter what the cost. But Optimus Prime will not only face Megatron in this ultimate rematch, but rise to the challenge of defeating an even greater foe — UNICORN, whose power threatens the existence of humankind. With many dramatic surprises throughout this epic story arc, numerous questions will be faced, but none more important than these: Who is Optimus Prime? And can the Autobots’ true key to salvation lie in the trusted hands of a teenage boy named Jack?

Dove Review

“Transformers Prime: One Shall Stand” is an almost nonstop animated action journey between arch enemies in a galactic journey as Megatron and Optimus Prime fight a classic battle of good vs. evil. These robotic creatures shift and change to use all of their battle ready weapons–lasers, swords, claws and explosives to name a few! The story line is about an evil within the bowels of the earth that can’t be eliminated but must be defeated. Woven in this fast-moving tale is friendship, loyalty, intimidation and the sacrifice of being willing to lay down what is important to a few for the good of many–even if it means taking chances and risks that in another day may have been unthinkable.

The battle action portrays slicing, dicing, heads rolling, robotic body parts flying, and evil “bots” with glowing eyes, sinister voices and an ethereal presence–which makes this film too intense for the younger set. Children twelve and over will most likely enjoy the action and parents will enjoy the good- winning-over-evil story line if they can endure 154 minutes of robotic battles and we are happy to present this animated feature film the Dove “Family-Approved” Seal.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: None
Language: Several incidences of implied slang like “smoke up my…” and “what the…” without the phrase being completed.
Violence: Animated galactic battles throughout the film; lasers, explosions, decapitation of bots and limbs lost in space fights; no blood or gore.
Drugs: None
Nudity: Form fitting robotic attire on the female bot character.
Other: Evil eyes and sinister voices along with the intense battle scenes; parental disobedience with reprimand; storyline of evil that rises from the depths to become who we are and a rising of a prophecy foretold.


Company: Shout! Factory / Hasbro
Genre: Animated
Runtime: 154 min.
Reviewer: Nancy Bouwens