Later writers, particularly comedian scribe Simon Furman, would flesh out Unicron the place the movie failed. Constructing on the character’s devilish seems (as designed by Floro Dery), Furman established Unicron because the Cybertronian Devil. He needs to destroy Cybertron as a result of the planet is definitely the dormant, reworked physique of Primus, his twin brother and the Transformers’ creator. The planet incorporates Primus’ soul, in order that’s why Unicron is susceptible to it.
None of this grand fantasy is current within the movie because it stands, although. All of the gravity of Unicron (past the literal) comes from Welles. Miraculously, his dispassionate supply really works: Unicron feels like a bored god, indignant that he should decrease himself to speak with lesser beings. Each time the villain does get moments of character, Welles’ well-known wit shines by means of (e.g. “No one summons Megatron!” “Then it pleases me to be the primary”).
Welles undoubtedly deserved a greater farewell function, however even phoning it in, his expertise shined by means of.