Why Masters Of The Universe Will Blow You Away

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  • Published on Aug 19, 2019
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    He-Man's first foray into theaters in 1987 didn't exactly go as planned, but the once-mighty TV and toy phenomenon is finally poised to get the reboot treatment. Even though the first movie was a flop, the new Masters of the Universe is far more likely to blow you away. Here's why.
    To say that the 1987 film Masters of the Universe was a bit of a disappointment would be a massive understatement. The movie starred Dolph Lundgren as He-Man, Frank Langella as the villainous Skeletor, and a young Courteney Cox as a newly introduced Earthling character named Julia Winston. Cox's character, in a way, embodied many fans' major problems with the film. There wasn't anything wrong with the future Friends star's performance, per se, but her having such a key role in the film left fans hugely frustrated - for two reasons.
    First, Julia is from Earth - which is also where most of the film takes place. By contrast, the cartoon and comics were based on the planet Eternia, a fantastical land that combined elements of sword and sorcery with science fiction. By taking He-Man out of that familiar setting and transporting him to Earth, the movie was forced to tell a fish-out-of-water story that prevented fans from getting to experience He-Man in his element. Secondly, Julia Winston never appeared in the cartoon, the comics, or the toy line. She was a character created solely for the film, and she wasn't the only one. Despite having dozens of well-liked and fascinating characters at their disposal, the filmmakers chose to forego them all in favor of their own like keyboard-playing Kevin.
    The creative team behind the new Masters of the Universe surely know just what went wrong with the original, and there's no way they're going to repeat the mistakes of the past. Sorry, Kevin.
    It may be 2019, but these days you'd be forgiven for thinking it was actually 1989. Everywhere you look in pop culture, the decade of big hair, neon clothing, and Reaganomics seems to be taking over. Just look at what's on TV these days: Modern reboots of classic '80s series MacGyver and Magnum P.I. are both important blocks of CBS' primetime lineup, while ABC's comedy lineup is partly anchored by the '80s-set The Goldbergs and The Conners, a continuation of '80s hit Roseanne. On top of all that, Netflix has a Voltron reboot, the Full House follow-up Fuller House, '80s wrestling drama GLOW, and, of course, the massively popular Stranger Things, which even got Coca-Cola to bring back New Coke - one of the biggest product failures of all time - as a tie-in. Netflix also produces She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, a reboot of He-Man's female-focused spinoff series, which debuted in 1985. Keep watching the video to see why Masters of the Universe will blow you away!
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    The long wait | 0:17
    Back to the '80s | 1:41
    Noah Centineo | 3:11
    Sci-fi & fantasy | 4:49
    He-Man and friends | 6:21
    New tech | 7:39
    Skeletor's promise | 8:57
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  • Looper
    Looper  29 days ago +54

    Who's your favorite Masters of the Universe character?

  • Julius Vercruysse

    hordak and not the 80's stupid she-ra version, I like the 2002 version of hordak and he was the original OG before skeletor I had hordak toy as a kid I had the first hordak toy and I had buzzsaw hordak. tell she-ra the masters of the universe called and they want there character back. Hordak has no business showing up in the she-ra cartoon. this is why the motu franchise and filmation cartoons went of business because they didn't know how to market there product when I was a kid I to watch a girls cartoon just to watch my favorite motu bad guy who was hordak and the evil horde which they made hordak out be a corny ass villain when in the comics that came with character he was much more powerful then what filmation made him out to be I was furious. in the 2002 version of motu he was badass and the way he should have been and was suppose to be set free but they cancelled the cartoon before hordak had his time to shine I loved the 2002 version of the motu and the hell with everybody who shitted on it, i was a kid when motu came out in the 80's now that I'm grown up I think motu needs to grow up to and stop trying to please little kids cuz they don't get it and they don't appreciate it the way my generation does, I think motu should be geared towards the adult crowad. and the new movie should be pg13 and hordak should be the main villain.

  • Enkeria
    Enkeria 7 hours ago

    Wasn't this scrapped? Again? He-Man would needs to be cgi if they have wrong actor.

  • Geechie-Don
    Geechie-Don 14 hours ago

    MOTU should be cool. But what will blow you away is if someone got the rights to, scripted and made a movie for Olmecs Sun-Man...

  • Ryan Aracena
    Ryan Aracena 15 hours ago

    I feel like I learned more about the 80s than the new he-man movie

  • Brad R
    Brad R 20 hours ago

    I love the original Masters of the Universe movie, it wasn't perfect, but still good. If only Dolph could speak clearly, you can barely understand him.

  • Rami
    Rami Day ago

    Feminists will demonize this movie.

  • Rami
    Rami Day ago

    Thor as Heman

  • Wizardbane68 68
    Wizardbane68 68 Day ago

    About time.. Please do it right Sony?

  • Prodigal Son
    Prodigal Son Day ago

    Wizards, released in 1977 and Heavy Metal magazine, which debuted the same year, were blending sorcery and alien technology back in the 70s.

  • Murada
    Murada Day ago

    Forget this..where the hell is ThunderCats? Been waiting my whole damn like for one damn ThunderCats movie.

  • CICR business
    CICR business Day ago

    Soooo, why this new movie will blow my mind? Because Nostalgia? Or because the Netflix guy?

  • Jos Ray
    Jos Ray Day ago

    I think I was the 1st person saying that Thor the dark world was the best MOTU movie ever made then they made Ragnarok..almost as though someone was listening to me and seeing what they actually had there. Now use that as a framework to bring MOTU to life as it always should have been. My only fear here is sony can they stay true to the original and mature it where it needs to be so that it doesn't feel like a childrens cartoon?

  • Adonis Warchild
    Adonis Warchild Day ago

    Anyone know the name of the song in the background of this video?

  • Domison Homanison

    MERMAN, BEASTMAN!!!!!!!!!!!! Evil Lynn...TRapjaw

  • Gee Wiz
    Gee Wiz Day ago

    Can we get a Voltron?!

  • Dangerous Devil Official

    The newly cast He Man is terrible... Chris Pratt isn’t much of an action star as you said either. Everything in his action movies is CG.
    The real action stars are those of the 80’s who actually did their own real stunts. With real explosions.
    BTW, I am many minutes deep into your video and I still don’t see the point of your title. There has been nothing listed to back your statement.

  • Dangerous Devil Official

    I don’t care what anyone says, the 80’s movie was good! The reboots of most of these old movies suck major ass.

  • Anthony Mein
    Anthony Mein Day ago

    Roseanne was not in in the 80s lol it was the 90s lol

  • Bob Wiley
    Bob Wiley Day ago

    I wanna see ram-man bumming cringer

  • Marcel keyboardWrestler

    Jayce and the wheeled warriors inspector gadget C.O.P.S. MASK Thunder Cats Blackstar Raiders Robotech dragon ball z and the list goes on ! now that i know they are able to make the scenes look EPIC with computer generated CGi we are all in for a tread *Hurrah and cheers*
    Live long and prosper,

  • O
    O 2 days ago

    Frank langella was great as skeletor

  • SHADOWWOLF77
    SHADOWWOLF77 2 days ago

    He-Man was actually influenced by Conan originally... Among the villains it was Trapjaw that was my early favourite...

  • gedward1
    gedward1 2 days ago

    Title should just be Why Masters Of The Universe Will Blow

  • tHe iLLz
    tHe iLLz 3 days ago

    Nope.. Yep... Master of the Universe is gonna be shiiiit.

  • Eric Darlow
    Eric Darlow 3 days ago

    Mate I was ten when masters of the universe was released and we all loved it. Understand your criticisms but the kids loved it at the time.

  • J Ma
    J Ma 3 days ago

    "There's no way they will repeat the same mistakes of the past"
    Michael Bay: "hold my beer"

  • PRIS
    PRIS 3 days ago +2

    As a kid watching MOTU was fun. Kids don't care about how much money it makes

  • Humble 909
    Humble 909 3 days ago

    I think from 1978 to 1998 is one of the best eras of our time and the 80s being the most influential, we still use music and fashion and elements of those times to our pop culture today even tho ever Era of time in America has influence to our society in the states but 8 believe from the eras 1978to1998 and everything in between has the biggest impact

  • Toby Lobbed
    Toby Lobbed 4 days ago

    If there is He Man, will there also be She Woman?

  • randomhalofan292
    randomhalofan292 4 days ago

    New she ra is crap

  • Will iam
    Will iam 4 days ago

    Screw this!

  • Lou Buren
    Lou Buren 4 days ago

    Wait, so He-Man with no muscles?

  • Michael Harlan
    Michael Harlan 4 days ago

    I feel like I know LESS about the He-Man movie than before I watched this piss-poor video.

  • frankie jay ponds
    frankie jay ponds 4 days ago

    Did Sony pay for this?

  • Jack Meiov
    Jack Meiov 4 days ago

    It's called low budget . He - Man In Eternia would have been like at least a 💯 Million dollar budgeted movie mostly in high price writers, actors , Music score , locations , and Special effects in the Star Wars or Thor league in 1987 which would have been way over budget lol . Making the movie on Earth with some known , unknown actors made more sense money wise , and personel availability in 1987 .
    Now if He - Man could be made on a John Carter , Aquaman , X-Men ,Thor , or Superman level these days on a Blockbuster budget and supreme CGI capabilities it would be well worth making .Getting the right buffed out dude to play He - Man is the main challenge tho . I mean I can only see Kellan Lutz or Chris Hemsworth playing He - Man physically anyway and at least have some acting abilities . Or maybe Dolph Lundgen has a son we don't know about hahaha .

  • Black Cat
    Black Cat 4 days ago

    Bring back the 80s!

  • Ac 719
    Ac 719 4 days ago

    If there's no battle cat..no watch

  • crypter27
    crypter27 4 days ago

    Casting a Mestizo as HE-MAN?

  • Christopher Matthews

    I like crappy movies

  • TheGreatest Quest
    TheGreatest Quest 4 days ago

    I will be blown away at how bad it bombs.

  • Tron Effect
    Tron Effect 4 days ago +1

    I thought the movie was pretty good

  • Foxtrot Alpha
    Foxtrot Alpha 4 days ago +1

    "People can't get enough of the 80s". Well I want to relive the 80s forever.

  • raksh9
    raksh9 5 days ago

    I sincerely hope Masters of the Universe will blow me. Nothing like superhuman fellatio.

  • John Robertson
    John Robertson 5 days ago

    Skeletor is hands down the greatest baddie ever! Him aside i found all the he-man baddies interesting. Toy wise my faves were Leech, Moss man, Webster, Stonedar and Extendar

  • Johnny Proctor
    Johnny Proctor 5 days ago

    The character of He-Man was supposedly only 20 years old at the start of the original series, and though he was a little younger in the 200X reboot he was also slimmer and slighter of physique with more lean muscle...

  • Johnny Proctor
    Johnny Proctor 5 days ago

    Actually she appeared in the comic adaptation of the movie...so did the other original characters.

  • Jeancey Montanez
    Jeancey Montanez 5 days ago

    It’ll be awesome if the reboot had a lord of the rings vibe.

  • Ross Hixon
    Ross Hixon 5 days ago

    Lol hell i thought this was gonna b about the netflix animated series that kevin smith is gonna b a big part of. I was excited. Not too interested in a 160 pound he-man with arms smaller than mine. Lol

  • Roy Valencia
    Roy Valencia 5 days ago

    So why is it going to blow me away?

  • Rhatik Magana
    Rhatik Magana 6 days ago

    theyll have to use cgi muscles on him like they did genie in the new aladdin or a muscle suit or gym membership and steroids

  • enjoiorange
    enjoiorange 6 days ago

    You need to cut the shit with 4 adds in a 10 minute video

  • brian michaud
    brian michaud 6 days ago

    Anyone else think its less about Hollywood loving nostalgia and the 80s and more...they are just a bunch of completely un original un inspired assholes with too much money and a nack for stealing ideas and passing them off as the next big thing

  • jz35
    jz35 6 days ago

    they had best not mess up skelator

  • WOKEN EYEZ
    WOKEN EYEZ 6 days ago

    I would imagine most of todays population has no clue who theses characters are as for me i remembere watchin the cartoons and having all the toys including my fav the one the stank like a perfume skunk haha

  • Jesse Smith
    Jesse Smith 6 days ago

    noah centineo a big star? dont know who she is

  • Cammo Masso
    Cammo Masso 7 days ago

    6:17 Should be the title of the video.
    "Reasons The New He-Man Movie Will Be A Blast."

  • Kilravok
    Kilravok 7 days ago

    The reason why Thanos looked so realistic is because of the motion capture. It had a physical base to paint the cgi over. Pure cgi items lack substance and weight and it shows. The best results are achieved by using practical effects in the shoot and apply cgi in post-processing.

  • Kilravok
    Kilravok 7 days ago

    Skeletormis just a poor man's Thulsa Doom.

  • Kilravok
    Kilravok 7 days ago

    Yes, the final episode of Game of Thrones was the most anticipated and most watched episode of a HBO history...and also the most hated episode in HBO history.