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He-Man and the Masters of the Universe: The Beginning (2002)

TV Movie  |   |  Animation, Action, Adventure  |  16 August 2002 (USA)
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The beginning of how the strongest man in the universe gained the power to defend his homeworld.

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He-Man / Prince Adam (voice)
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Evil-Lyn / Council Member (as Kathleen Baar)
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Man-At-Arms / Whiplash / Merchant
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Keldor / Skeletor / Council Member (voice)
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Orko / Mekaneck (voice)
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Years ago, two leaders battled for their homeworld Eternia, a fantastical world where compassion struggles against greed. Where one became the good King Randor, the other became the monster Skeletor who plans to rise once again and conquer Eternia. To protect the kingdom, the mystical powers of Castle Grayskull chose a hero - Randor's lazy, impulsive teenaged son Prince Adam. Although a little reluctant to take on a new secret identity, Adam may not mind the name He-Man once that can help his father. Written by Max Vaughn

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The character "The Faceless One" is "Evil-Lyn's" Father. See more »

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King Randor: He-Man... you can fly.
He-Man: Well... no.
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Follows Masters of the Universe vs. the Snake Men (2002) See more »

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The best 80's revival ever, and a fantastic show...
7 October 2002 | by (Las Vegas, Nevada, USA) – See all my reviews

This is one of those rare occassions where a "revamp" exceeds the original in every possible way. Sure, most of us 20-somethings recall the campy, cheaply hidden moralizations of the original 80's show, a prime example of what some call 80's hypocrisy: Here's a show designed to sell toys, but the censors couldn't deal with the inherent violence of a barbarian hero and a demonic villain, so every show was written around some heavy-handed yet simplistic morality-fable, featuring the bumbling Skeletor and his moron henchmen, or some bland generic foe the kids barely even noticed. Sure, there was a few groovy stories, but not nearly enough, and watching a sword-carrying hero never fight with his sword got pretty old. Thank the Stars for this new show, then! Great animation(No stock footage!), interesting music, and finally, bad guys who are not all fools, and a serious threat! Even the dumb brutes like Clawful and Whiplash compensate for their lack of intellect by just being vicious, overwhelming powerhouses! And Evil-Lyn gets to be a mystical butt-kicker, and a wicked schemer to boot! Tri-Klops gets to be an inventor and reconnisance expert, TrapJaw is a seriously mean thug, but tactically sound, and Beastman and Mer-Man get to be seriously useful! The show also excells by having Prince Adam, He-Man's alter-ego, grow as a character, and learn about the use of his powers, his responsibilities, as he goes along. Best of all: Skeletor is a scary, creepy sonofagun, who doesn't mind cruel punishments and more "permenant" ways of dealing with his foes! The guy resorts to attempted murder often. And he's capable of going toe-to-toe with his foes, unlike the goofball of the old series. Orko's still a goof, but he's actually powerful now, Man-at-Arms is a true leader, warrior and brilliant inventor, rather than the borderline senile twit portrayed originally, and the other heroes all rock too! This show kicks! Watch it!


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