Netflix is set to release Masters of the Universe: Revelation. So now is a great time to look back at the only live-action, big-screen adaptation of He-Man, which, of course, is Masters of the Universe (1987).
The He-Man animated series had ended in 1985 but Mattel thought they could still make money off the characters. Thus, this movie. Dolph Lundgren starred as He-Man and Frank Langella portrayed Skeletor. And Courtney Cox had one of her earlier acting roles.
The film wasn’t a smash hit and few would call it a masterpiece. Yet some people look back on it fondly. And it likely will receive some renewed attention with the forthcoming animated series from Netflix.
So if you’re a fan of the franchise, or if you’re really curious about the 1987 movie, settle in and watch the above review of Masters of the Universe from YouTuber Oliver Harper. It’s over 40 minutes longer and quite in-depth.
Top image via IMDB.