Growing up, I was heavily influenced by “Transformers: the Animated Series” (you can count on there being robots of some fashion in this strip eventually), so it saddens me to see what has become of the franchise on the big screen.
The visuals are beautiful to be sure, but in an attempt to flex their CG muscles and wow audiences, they sacrificed story and character. So without going into all the reason why some of my soul died upon wasting 3 hours watching the new Transformers movie, I’m going to try and restore some of my good karma by recommending a film about a robot that will be worth your time and energy.
Iron Giant: This could be the greatest robot film of all time. The Iron Giant himself has almost no dialogue, but you actually care what happens to him and the people around him.
Be sure to check out the About Elmsfield link, I finally have something there to help set the mood for the strip.