If the recent Netflix release of Masters of the Universe: Revelation left a bad taste in your mouth, perhaps this second MOTU series might fix that.
However, judging from the trailer and CGI art style, this reboot is clearly targeting at a younger audience. This may not be a bad thing, after all, what Mattel needs is to groom a new generation of fans and not rely on the grown-ups who had fond memories of the franchise from the ’80s.
Here’s the official synopsis of the series from Netflix:
On Eternia, the first planet of creation, a demonic tyrant rises: Skeletor! With dark armies at his command, Skeletor is on the march, hell-bent on capturing Eternia’s kingdoms, and its ultimate prize – Castle Grayskull, the ancient fortress of mystery said to contain the greatest power in the universe. It’s up to He-Man and his brave squad of rookie heroes to stop Skeletor and restore the peace.
Both sides come armed with enchanted Power Weapons – transforming them into Masters of the Primal Powers of the Universe. It’s Master vs. Dark Master, He-Man vs. Skeletor – fighting for control of Eternia, Castle Grayskull, and the fate of us all. In the end, who will become MASTER OF THE UNIVERSE?
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe premieres on Netflix on 16 September.