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Masters of the Universe 1987

A prince turned warrior named He-Man battles against the dark lord Skeletor on the planet Eternia. He-Man and his comrades arrive on Earth and discover two teenage lovers to find the magical Cosmic Key...

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like the guy said a couple aof comments under me: Everybody that watched this movie that was a fan forgave most of the INCREDIBLE transgressions visited upon us throughout the movie to hear He Man say "I have the power."
Amen to that
Dolph is the man.
I laughed so much watching this.
It was really another way of seeing child's movies back then, it's kinda refreshing.
But this really shines in many ways.
The plot by itself is hilarious. The acting is so ridiculous it adds to the plot really nicely.
You can tell the guys making this movie were doing drugs, lots of them. Also they watched back to the future a time to many.
Must Watch!
Great classic!! Loved every minute. Great links!
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This movie takes me back 25 years ago. Me sitting in my pyjama in front of the tv watching this and my mom preparing breakfast. Time flew by fast.

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This was the height of 80s cheese. Everybody that watched this movie that was a fan forgave most of the INCREDIBLE transgressions visited upon us throughout the movie to hear He Man say "I have the power." The movie is what it is. No one expected to be nominated by the academy for a best anything with this one. So grab the popcorn and pizza and sodas and watch it again. Hey at least they had fun making it.

this movie was about a remake also in 3d.have the rock play he man and williem dafoe as skeletor.

How do hacks like "Gary Goddard" (creator of the unremarkable Captain Power) manage to find employment in such an incredibly competitive industry? Ostensibly, this is the only film he's directed thus far... so the damage is minimal. If you can recognize the essence of the popular cartoon series in the midst of this Superman-Star Wars mish-mash, you're a better man than I am, Gunga Din. Not even the dumbest kids were amused by this cinematic monstrosity.
Like many people of my sort of age bracket, when I was younger I was obsessed with He-man, the cartoons, toys and whatever else. When this came out, I was understandably very excited. Never have I felt the same excitement about a film as I did when this came out.

Of course the film is by no means a classic. It was a relatively high budget by mid eighties standards, being 17 million. This was still fairly cheap in terms of recreating the worlds of Masters of the Universe, hence most of it was set on Earth as opposed to Eternia. Other gripes would be, no Orco, no battle cat but He Man purists could go on. The changes that the designers made were generally well recieved. The darker more gothic look with the costumes, I thought He Mans costume was really good.

The cast are good. Dolph Lundgren is perfectly cast as He-man on the physical side of things, and for his debut he isn't half bad, he's good hero material and his physical exploits make up for his lack of acting ability. He has however improved immensely since this movie and I have been a Dolph fan since, thanks mainly to the fact that he portrayed my childhood hero. Meg Foster is excellent and strangely sexy as Evil Lynn and James Tolkan is as usual very good too, but it is Frank Langellas superbly evil performance as Skelator. Skelator gets all the best lines and Langella revels in his role, with his performance shining through heavy make up.

The sets that have been built are good, particularly Greyskulls interior, which at the time was one of the largest sets ever built. This is all harmless and camp fun with a superbly uplifting musical score from Bill Conti and despite not being a very good film in the critical sense it is fun and I love it. I can forgive the fact it was written as it was purely to save money and is about as accurate to the material as Young Einstein was!
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