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Masters of the Universe

Updated on March 29, 2011


Does anyone honestly remember the eighties' "He-Man" cartoon? It seemed like only yesterday that me and my friends would watch that show every saturday morning. I'll admit this was one of my favorite films growing up as a kid but looking back at it now, makes me realize how utterly awful this movie is. Based off the classic cartoon show, the film is about the ongoing battle between Skeletor and He-Man over the fate of Eternia. However, at some point in the film, their battle takes them to our universe, on Earth, where the battle between them would undoubtedly decide the fate of both worlds. Featuring a young Courtney Cox and Dolph Lundgren (He-Man). This film just shows how awful Lundgren is as an actor. Every line this guy says sounds too generic, and makes me realize why Slyvester Stallone would give him very little lines in "Rocky IV." As far as the special effects go, they're pretty good. I remember when I first saw this film, it seemed kind of cool that He-Man visited our world. Unfortunately, that was until I realized, years later, that was only because, at the time, it would've been too expensive to do the entire film in a fictional universe. The film rarely stays faithful to the original cartoon series (i.e. no Prince Adam or Orco), and the fight choreography seemed obviously fake. Overall, though, this is just a very bad film.

Original He-Man Intro


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      Steven Escareno 4 years ago

      Yeah same here. I still remember how this used to be one of my favorite films growing up as a kid, but looking at it now from an adult perspective, I can't believe how god awful the movie actually was from how i remembered it. lol it's funny how people's views on things change over time. oh well. anyway, thanks for stopping by again.

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      Ryan Fuller 4 years ago from Louisiana, USA

      I use to watch the heck out of this movie when I was a kid. Oh this brings back a lot of memories.