Format: Amazon Watch Party
Director: Gary Goddard
I should start by saying: I didn't ever really like He-Man and the Masters of the Universe as toyline, cartoon, what-have-you. Maybe because a lot of the material behind the franchise is simply bad. The Filmation cartoon was goofily animated and the voice actors always sounded like they were recording out of context and in a well-tiled bathroom. It featured a handful of wildly annoying characters and artists who really wanted to work in a few rotoscoped shots as often as possible. (I will say - it DID blend American comic book style art very well, and should have shown Marvel how to do this instead of what they did in the 1990's.) But mostly, He-Man was a lot of nonsense to sell toys, and that's great. I support that idea. I just wasn't into their particular gumbo of elements that made up their cartoon and toys (and found the original line of toys frankly grotesque, and not in a fun way).