Shadowcon Reviews: Transformers Prime season 1, episode 19: “Rock Bottom”
I’m going to be taking my style in a different direction for the next couple of reviews, partly because I want to try something new, and also because the subjects of these reviews have either simple or non-linear plots, so my normal “take you through the piece while analyzing it” method of writing won’t work with these. Our first outing, “Rock Bottom”, has a simple plot: characters get trapped in a cave and have to struggle to survive. There’s not much more plot or story to this episode than that, so I’ll be instead focusing my efforts on discussing the art, emotion, and character interactions. This means that I’ll be assuming that everyone has seen this episode (though that really should be a given for any of my reviews here), as I won’t really beat around the bush or give a detailed synopsis of how the characters got here or why something is happening. So, with that out of the way, let’s get started.