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Masters of the Universe (1987)

PG  |   |  Action, Adventure, Fantasy  |  7 August 1987 (USA)
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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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He-Man, the most powerful man in the universe, goes against the evil Skeletor to save the planet Eternia and protect the secrets of Castle Grayskull.

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The planet Eternia is in the aftermath of Skeletor's war on Castle Greyskull, which he has won after seizing Greyskull and the surrounding city using the Cosmic Key developed by the Thenorian locksmith Gwildor. The Sorceress is Skeletor's prisoner and he begins draining her powers as he waits for Eternia's moon to align with the Great Eye of the Universe that will bestow god-like powers upon him. Once on Earth, He-Man and company team up with two teenagers as they attempt to find the key and return home. However, the dark lord Skeletor and his vile minions are soon hot on their trail as they bring He-Man back alive. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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A battle fought in the stars... now comes to Earth. See more »


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7 August 1987 (USA)  »

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Masters of the Universe: The Motion Picture  »

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$22,000,000 (estimated)

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$17,336,370 (USA)
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The contact lenses that Pons Maar wore were extremely painful and reduced his vision considerably. During the action sequences, because of the dim lighting, Maar could not see at all and had to perform all his stunts blind. See more »

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During the climactic battle scene at Castle Greyskull, He-Man jumps up onto a high platform and starts running. There is a bad edit, and it cuts to He-Man running before his feet land. There is also no sound of his feet hitting the platform. See more »

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Narrator: At the center of the universe, at the border between the light and the dark stands Castle Greyskull. For countless ages, the Sorceress of Greyskull has kept this universe in harmony. But the armies of darkness do not rest, and the capture of Greyskull is ever most in their minds. For with those that control Greyskull, will come the Power... The power to be supreme... the power to be almighty... the power to be... Masters of the Universe!
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After the closing credits have ended, Skeletor's head, sans cowl, pops up from the waters of the pit he was thrown in, and says "I'll be back!". See more »

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Great Fantasy.
28 January 2002 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Some people say it was the Star Wars of the 80's and some people say it was completely horrible. I wouldn't quite agree with either statement. Though not as good as Star Wars, it really isn't that bad of a movie. Especially if you remember growing up watching He-man on TV and pretending that you could hold a magic sword above your head and become all powerful. Yes, some of the lines are cheap and the acting is stilted and questionable at times, but it is still a fun movie. If you forget what I've just mentioned and just sit back and enjoy the fantasy and the adventure, and you will enjoy the movie. Some memorable scenes are the battles in the junk yard, the flying hover craft fight and the final fight between He-man and Skelator. If you're a fan of He-man or any action movie made in the late 80's, I would recommend that you rent this movie.


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