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Masters of the Universe (1987) – A Rewatched Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Let’s get this out there: Masters of the Universe is a TERRIBLE adaptation of the He-Man story.  It just isn’t THAT story.  In fact many people would say it’s a terrible film overall (it’s write ups and scores are very poor) but actually I’ve got real soft spot for this Gary Goddard directed/ Dolph Lundgren starring sci-fi action ‘epic’.  It’s flawed for sure but it’s just so silly, so crazy and so fun that I find myself going back to it every few years and still enjoying it the hell out of it. Lundgren is well cast as He-Man and Frank Langella is having a ball as his arch-enemy Skeletor.  It’s also another reminder that James Tolkan was in almost every 80’s film I loved.  So hated by most but they are, of course, very wrong.

Best Bit: Who knows! The whole thing is crazy but probably Frank Langella as Skeletor

Worth A Rewatch:

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8 out of 10 stars


Phil Hobden

Phil Hobden is the former Film Editor & Writer for renowned martial arts focused COMBAT MAGAZINE in the UK. He is also a filmmaker in his own right, having produced two cult Independent action films in LEFT FOR DEAD and TEN DEAD MEN. He was the host for the award nominated Filmsploitation podcast for 4 years, currently co-hosts Ross And Phil Talk Movies and is a writer/editor for his own blog Phil's Quick Capsule Review...

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