As we eagerly await the latest Transformers movie Transformers: The Last Knight, it might be fun to look back at the Transformers story so far.
A complex plot that began in 2007 includes how the Transformers were involved in human history and how they plan to use Cybertron technology to take over Earth. The first movie Transformers, began with their history.
On their home planet of Cybertron, there are two opposing factions: the Autobots and the Decepticons. The Autobots, led by Optimus Prime, are fighting to prevent the Decepticons (led by Megatron) from getting the AllSpark, a powerful artifact that would grant unlimited power to whoever possesses it. Determined not to allow the evil Megatron to get ahold of it, Optimus Prime sends the AllSpark into space. Megatron goes after it, but crashes into Earth’s Arctic Circle. He is discovered in 1850 by explorer Archibald Witwicky, who unknowingly activates Megatron. Megatron engraves the AllSpark’s location into Witwicky’s glasses, then sends the transmission back to Cybertron.