Overall Rank: 18969
Average Rating: 2.1/4
# of Ratings: 78
Theatrical Release Date: 08/07/1987
Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 09/08/2009
Genre: Fantasy, Action
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Gary Goddard
Actors: Dolph Lundgren, Frank Langella, Billy Barty, Meg Foster, Courteney Cox, Chelsea Field
Plot: He-man, Man-at-Arms, Teela and some new found friends on Earth must overthrow Skeletor and his evil empire (which includes Evil Lynn and Beastman) before they destroy the resistances on both Earth and Eternia. -- GOD_NOtLIKELY
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Ian - wrote on 09/15/2015
An 80's B movie based on a cartoon that was a rip-off of Conan. Back in the 90's when I first watched it, I thought it wasn't that bad. It's just like drinking a cheese milkshake.
Chris Kavan - wrote on 01/11/2012
Lame attempt to cash in one something popular with the kids - unlike Transformers, special effects couldn't save the day here. I was a big collector of He-Man back in the day, but even I never liked this movie.
Snoogans - wrote on 11/07/2011
Another terrible flick based off of a mediocre cartoon. Transporting the mythical like characters to a then present day America and adding in all of these non He-Man human characters was a big mistake. The movie was already doomed beforehand, but that just made it worse.
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Indyfreak - wrote on 06/20/2020
Cheesy mixture of science fiction and high fantasy as if dreamed up by a drunken George Lucas. In prequel mode.
Dolph Lundgren certainly looks the part as He-Man but his acting is not that good;rumor is he had to learn English phonetically during filming. It shows. It's weird that Courteney Cox is in this but I guess she's okay. Frank Langella is a lot of fun as Skeletor but he's not in the movie that much.
The action scenes when it's just jumping and swordplay isn't terrible but not especially memorable. However, towards the end it gets into Flash Gordon levels of stupidity. The hoverboard chase has to be seen to be believed in its absurdity. The sets and costumes look expensive but at the same time, it's so obvious that Golan-Globus were hoping this would be a new Star Wars type …
Terry - wrote on 09/19/2016
We all like to see comics and cartoons to be as modern and realistic when shown on the big screen. Masters of the Universe does just that, giving us a practical and fresh version of the iconic hero.
After the cosmic key, a device that can open portals to other dimensions, finds itself on earth along with He-man, Man-At-Arms and Teela. A race to locate it begins. The key is found by two teenagers who are initially mesmerized by its advanced technology but then realize that their lives are now in danger as Skeletor along with his villainous clan make their way to earth after tracking down the key’s location. The battle of Eternia comes to earth, with He-Man having to protect his friends, the teenagers and the Sorceress, who has been taken hostage by Skeletor.
Considering that this …
Court J. - wrote on 04/01/2009
Masters of the Universe for the most part still holds up as a pretty good fantasy/adventure flick. The cast was pretty solid. Dolph Lundgren was a perfect fit for Eternia's greatest warrior, He-Man. He was joined by MOTU staples Man-At-Arms & Teela. A bumbling dwarf by the name of Gwildor was created for this film. He was a pretty good replacement for Orco. A very cute post "dancing in the dark" Courteney Cox also stars.
On the bad side you have an awesome performance by Frank Langella (Frost/Nixon) as Skeletor. He was joined by a great looking Evil-Lyn & Beastman. There were three kick-ass new villians. Saurod, Blade and Karg showed up to add a bit more danger for our heroes.
Also there was a plot point about a thing called the Cosmic Key. To me it looked like a futuristic …
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