I’d like to open by saying to Masters of the Universe fans that I have never seen the original series, other than catching part of an episode or some clips so this review/summary of the first half of Netflix’s Revelations is completely unbiased. The show opens with a beautiful montage of classic MOTU art from the original series and action figures while a narrator gives an opening monologue. From there we find He-Man bringing in a couple baddies including Claw to Castle Greyskull, from there the scene changes to a party that the Kingdom of Eternia is having. Of course, we are introduced to some great characters, Master of Arms, who is my favorite character in this series so far, his daughter Teela, Orko and Cringer (Prince Adam’s tiger cat).
This first episode really takes you into the story they are trying to tell in this series which I believe is a sequel to the original, back at Castle Greyskull they introduce the Sorceress as He-Man enters the gates. It’s a lot of back and forth and many of the voices are recognizable, Teela is voiced by Sarah Michelle Gellar which takes a little getting used to and Skeletor is voiced by the great Mark Hamill, with the rest of the series cast including such notable names as Justin Long as Roboto, Chris Wood as Prince Adam / He-Man, Lena Headey as Evil-Lyn, Alicia Silverstone as Queen Marlena, Kevin Conroy as Mer-Man, and many more great names including some of the original MOTU cast.
All five episodes tie together very carefully telling a coherent story and follows some great fun characters, there were even a couple of scenes that shocked me and one that may have drawn tears. I don’t want to give any spoilers because there are people that probably have yet to watch it.
Overall I give the first part of the series a 9.5 out of 10. The story was well written, has a great story so far and was over all fun and entertaining. There are going to be the elite fans that despise the show because they are used to what they know from the original 80’s version, which was originally made so a toy line could be created.
I highly recommend watching this series regardless of if you love the original series, or even if you have never watched it, and are just looking for a great animated series to watch.
Masters of the Universe: Revelation Season One Episodes 1 through 5 are available streaming now on Netflix, no word on when part two will stream but I can’t wait.
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