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Netflix’s Masters of the Universe: Revelation part 1, created by Kevin Smith, was one hell of a ride! The show features Prince Adam/ He-Man (Chris Wood), Skeletor (Mark Hamill), Teela (Sara Michelle Gellar), Duncan (Liam Cunningham), Evil-Lyn (Lena Headey), Cringer (Stephen Root), Orko (Griffin Newman), and more. Badass animation, awesome score, and a story that made me go “what the fuck?!” Here’s a non-spoiler review for the series!
Masters of the Universe: Revelation is a sequel to the original series from the 80s, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. In the series, Skeletor is still up to no good, and He-Man and the rest of the guardians of Castle Grayskull will try to stop him. After an intense battle, Eternia is in a fractured state, and it’s up to Teela to find the Sword of Power before it’s too late.
The show caught me by surprise, but in a good way. The first episode alone was such a strong start that made me go “yeah, I’m here for the full ride.” I thought all 5 episodes were solid, and each episode was able to tell the story that was needed with no fluff. I loved how well written the characters were and really sold me on Teela, especially Orko because I never liked the character until now. Also, the corny one liners made it to the show and I’m so happy it did.
Masters of the Universe: Revelation knocked it out the park for me with the story and was left really wanting for more. I’m excited to see where the story goes in future episodes!
I really enjoyed the animation for the series. The studio who made the Castlevania animated series, Powerhouse Animation Studios, are the ones behind this show, so you know by default it’ll be great. When Prince Adam transformed into He-Man, I just lost it. The action scenes as well was just badass, and I’m a sucker for good & fluid animated scenes.
And you know what compliment the scenes? Music! The score was just great, which again I need to bring up the Prince Adam transformation scene because it was just incredible. I enjoyed some of the modern takes from the original series.
Masters of the Universe: Revelation just looks and sounds fantastic, and I know part 2 is going to raise the bar even higher.
The casting choices made for Masters of the Universe: Revelation was genius. Chris Wood as Price Adam was so damn great, loved Hamill as Skeletor, Headey killed it as Lyn, Gellar as Teela was nailing her lines, etc. I thought everyone did a solid job with their roles. Again, kudos to the casting for the series!
I’ve been a He-Man fan since watching the 80s reruns on TV as a kid, so I know a lot of the lore like the back of my hand. I was completely satisfied from beginning to end, and with a big smile on my face. I’m ready for more Masters of the Universe: Revelation because that ending was a jaw dropper.
Masters of the Universe: Revelation is a love letter to the fans who watched He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, so definitely give it a watch!