Man, you gotta love it when the 4 basic TV channels skimp on the more expensive recent movies and instead throw you “old school” movies of our past glory…..well if u wanna call it glory, probably more like cinematic oblivion. Much to my delight, Masters of the Universe was screened just a few days ago, damn that movie takes me back to the good old days, when I was always caked in mud, thought “the president” was actually the G.I. Joes boss and when bugs tasted like caviar….ahhh u have to love innocence.
For those of you who dont know He-Man (shame on you), it was originally a Mattel toy line and after that a comic book series. In 1983, Masters of the Universe became a TV cartoon, which was for many of us the cartoon that defined our youth. He-Man (AKA: Prince Adam) is obviously the hero, when he holds up his magic sword and says,” I HAVE THE POWER or BY THE POWER OF GRAYSKULL“(Shelle likes to say, “by the power of Graceland“), he becomes the strongest man in the universe and at the same time gets a dodgy magical makeover that transforms his clothing into a furry speedo loincloth (probably from Tivoli)…very scarring for young kids *sobsob*