- Based on the popular animated series “He-Man and the Masters of the Universe” and the 1980s Mattel toy, “Masters of the Universe.
- Revelation” goes in a completely unexpected direction for its captivating first season.
Lords of the Universe: Revelation takes place in the fantasy world of Eternia and experiences disaster between He-Man (Chris Wood) and Skeletor (Mark Hamill), who split the kingdom and spread the Guardians of Grayscullus across the globe.
And after decades of secrets tearing them apart, it’s up to Teela (Sarah Michelle Gellar) to reunite the shattered group of heroes and solve the mystery of the lost power sword in a race against time to restore Eternia and stop the end of the universe as you know it.
Netflix took part in many of their original animated shows and worked with DreamWorks to create one of their most animated shows, She-Ra and the Princesses of Power.
Which was praised not only for its lavish animation and fantastic storytelling but also for its whimsical appearance, as She-Rah/Adora was one of the first wacky characters for an animated show to be sold to children.
And while Masters of the Universe: Revelation and She-Ra are based on properties previously set in the same universe, this new show is separate from DreamWorks production and produced by Mattel. Staff executive producer Kevin Smith is the man behind this reimagined take on the show, and he’s taking a completely different journey than you might expect.
I stepped into the first episode thinking we would get an origin for He-Man/Prince Adam. Instead, however, we’re thrown into the middle of the ongoing war on Eternia with a gripping first episode that takes incredible risks for such a large property.
The person you thought would be the main character turns out to be the last person you expected, and it’s refreshing to see where Smith is headed in this series. I love to see fantasy shows that genuinely exceed your expectations and take you on journeys you least expect.
The animation of the show is good, and there are some excellent action sequences. So far, the show’s stars are the rainbow characters and the storytelling that allows you to take care of these characters as they try to save their world.
Even if you haven’t seen the show develop, the way the show is written is very well written, and it’s not often seen in animated shows that appeal to an older audience for the nostalgia and younger factor—presented to the property. “Masters of the Universe: Revelation” is well deserved and a successful one that takes familiar properties and makes them look brand new while retaining some of the ’80s sensations.