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Masters of the Universe (1987)

Masters of the Universe (1987)


Dolph Lundgren
Frank Langella
Courteney Cox
James Tolkan

Directed by Gary Goddard

Here is a cult classic of the 80s, where we see a young Dolph Lundgren play He-Man and young Courteney Cox, way before she got be Monica on F.R.I.E.N.D.S.
The movie characters can be out of place weird like. The whole costume – so weird, but the movie as a whole has a way to keep you engaged from the start to the end. Even though you can critic its mediocre way of the plot and so many plot holes. Everything it posses can be just seen in a childish light, but the movie ticks the box of “Its the so bad, its good” kind of movie.

Even though this movie was not a box-office success and also at the time a critical mishap it ended up being a must see, from my view.

The movie is based on the Mattel toyline of the same name.
It introduces us to the planet Eternia which is at the center of the Universe. The antagonist, Skeletor and his army have taken over Castle Grayskull and have desecrated the planet. He-Man and the rest of his defenders (veteran soldier Man-At-Arms, and his daughter Teela), now must find a way to save their planet.

When Skeletor took over Grayskull he also captured the Sorceress. He-Man and his team of defenders wanting to save the Sorceress decided to save Gwildor from Skeletor's forces, so he can assist.

Gwildor is a Thenorian locksmith who made a Cosmic Key that can open a portal to anywhere in the universe. Gwildor's key was taken by Skeletor and he used it to breach Castle Grayskull and also conquer his planet. When Gwildor was rescured he revealed he had another key, and he used that to help the three break into Castle Grayskull. There they were in a battle with Skeletor's men and when they were overpowered the four used the key and they wound up on Earth.

During their jump through the portal, they lost the key, here on earth. Two teenagers found it thinking it was some sort of music device. Their using it helped Skeletor to triangulate their position and send his men to retrieve it.

He-Man and his defenders were canvasing the area, when He-Man heard a shout for help, he was in time to save one of the teenagers a girl named Julie (Courteney Cox). She revealed the key was now with her boyfriend Charlie, and Skeletor and his men are after him now.

The whole plot is on about this chase for the key and the heroes getting back to their planet to try and save it.

Good fun this movie is anytime.


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