"Before time began, there was the Cube." — Transformers (2007)
Plot summary — "An ancient struggle between two Cybertronian races,
the heroic Autobots and the evil Decepticons, comes to Earth, with
a clue to the ultimate power held by a teenager."
* A post suggested by J. D. Salinger's phrase "a fresh impetus"
in "Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters" (1955)