Monday, August 22, 2022

Masters of the Universe: Revelation - The Power of Grayskull

You can feel the influence of Kevin Smith in the first episode of Masters of the Universe: Revelation, both in his fandom of the original TV-show and toyline and his attempt to put his own spin on the concept diving into questions never answering previously concerning the nature of magic in Masters of the Universe and the secrets of Castle Grayskull. It's certainly less cheesy than the earlier cartoon, with a polished updated look, and taking some dark turns near the end with disillusionment and death.

Things play out much like a classic episode for much of "The Power of Grayskull" with Skeletor's (Mark Hamill) attack on the castle with many of his minions and He-Man (Chris Wood) bursting on to the scene. All of this leads to a confrontation that splits the Sword of Power in two (in a nice callback to the original toys) and the disappearance of the world's greatest hero and villain at the same time. Several of the characters get appearances here, although many of them as little more than cameos. Those that get more time are the Sorceress (Susan Eisenberg) defending Grayskull and Teela (Sarah Michelle Gellar) who goes from being the favorite daughter of the kingdom to leaving it behind after the loss of He-Man and the discovery of secrets kept from her for years.

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