The special effects are probably the best part of the Transformer franchise, and that’s why it won several Academy Awards for the visual effects. The first film in the franchise was highly praised for its special effects, though the reviews of the film were controversial.
What was so impressive? The special effects included using mechanic parts such as clutch plates, transmissions and brake discs in every single intricate shot of the film, and that was only in the first movie. Like good wine, they improved with time.