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2021-07-23 6:32:14 PM  
Oh yeah, they're brigading it's  just very sad and pathetic. Literally, a bunch of fat middle aged  manchildren whining about cartoon characters from a toy marketing IP.
 
2021-07-23 7:54:12 PM  
Kevin Smith was involved in a movie what got positive reception and it's not the 1990s? Good for him.
 
2021-07-23 8:42:39 PM  
"They got girls in our He-Man! And they made my no-no parts feel funny. And there was a black girl too! Which made my  no-no parts feel even MOAR funny. Waaah! It was a story that had a theme instead of just throwing stuff back and forth! And they made us care about Orko! Orko! Eight thumbs down!"

I think that it's hilarious that Rollins tends to do cartoon voice work that plays directly against type, with the exception of Mad Stan in Batman Beyond. It's a super short series, but I thought it was a lot of fun. More using He-Man/Skeletor as reasons for the show, but giving the supporting characters better backstories and motivations. And the ending is...well, no spoilers, but it's a hoot.

It's a toy tie-in that Kevin Smith actually made interesting, instead of two and a half hours of constant commercials.
 
2021-07-23 8:57:00 PM  
He-Man was too kiddie for me when I was 12.
 
2021-07-23 8:58:20 PM  
Seriously?  People are upset about a Masters of The Universe reboot?
 
2021-07-23 9:29:53 PM  

hubiestubert: "They got girls in our He-Man! And they made my no-no parts feel funny. And there was a black girl too! Which made my  no-no parts feel even MOAR funny. Waaah! It was a story that had a theme instead of just throwing stuff back and forth! And they made us care about Orko! Orko! Eight thumbs down!"

I think that it's hilarious that Rollins tends to do cartoon voice work that plays directly against type, with the exception of Mad Stan in Batman Beyond. It's a super short series, but I thought it was a lot of fun. More using He-Man/Skeletor as reasons for the show, but giving the supporting characters better backstories and motivations. And the ending is...well, no spoilers, but it's a hoot.

It's a toy tie-in that Kevin Smith actually made interesting, instead of two and a half hours of constant commercials.


If you have the stomach to read most of the "reviews" they are straight-up copy pasting talking points that start with one of these:

"It's not that I mind strong female characters but..."

Then they all devolve into some variation of males getting devalued, humiliated nonsense. These people aint remembering right or are full of shiat (they're full of shiat). Moreover it appears that they didn't even get to the last episode of the half season.
 
2021-07-23 9:38:35 PM  
So if Kevin Smith is involved, does Prince Adam smoke a fat chronic blunt before he talks to his tiger?

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2021-07-23 9:51:23 PM  

Mugato: So if Kevin Smith is involved, does Prince Adam smoke a fat chronic blunt before he talks to his tiger?

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I was doubtful going in, especially after realizing that he'd cast his daughter, but it was fine.
 
2021-07-23 10:05:06 PM  
Watched this with the kids this afternoon, and we all loved it.  Whiny manbabies who are threatened by anything new and different are just...sad.

/the final shot of the last episode is all sorts of awesome
//no spoilers
///I HAVE THE POWER!
 
2021-07-23 10:08:27 PM  
Kevin Smith is 50. Wasn't he a little old for He-Man the first time out? Not enough pot in the world to make teenage me sit through that dreck.
 
2021-07-23 10:09:23 PM  
So, the show was originally called "He-Man and the Masters of the Universe", and people are upset when fans complain that the main character in the reboot has been replaced by a woman?
 
2021-07-23 10:09:47 PM  
It was pretty good. I can't wait for the next season considering the way it ends. Giant Cliffhanger.
I found it pretty well done, but yeah incels are going to be pissy about how three women are running around trying to save Eternia from ending.
 
2021-07-23 10:11:59 PM  
Release the Stinkor cut!
 
2021-07-23 10:19:16 PM  
So it should actually be titled

MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE
and He-Man
 
2021-07-23 10:19:42 PM  
I watched it.  It was fine.  Infinitely better than the original, of course.  But I was never into He-man; the nonsensical tech levels threw me, even as a 9 year old.

/I was not a cool child
 
2021-07-23 10:20:42 PM  

Close2TheEdge: Seriously?  People are upset about a Masters of The Universe reboot?


People should be happy there is a reboot. I wish someone would do a reboot of the Force Five series, or Star Blazers.

Masters of the Universe was a Saturday Morning cartoon for kids. Any adults now who are getting bent out of shape over a reboot need to go back to their TV Guide collection, and calm down.
 
2021-07-23 10:20:57 PM  
If we get a Robot Chicken Special out of this, then I'm for it.
/well, a Robot Chicken Special from 10 years ago, maybe
//the Archie one had one brilliant line, the rest was meh
 
2021-07-23 10:27:53 PM  
Saw it today. It was good. Way better than the 80s version, but i liked the 2003 series better. I went in with no knowledge of what it was so i was surprised in the story. Had fun playing "spot the guest voice" with guys like Merman and Scareglow. Some nice subtle lore jokes like Wundar (Wonderbread He-Man)

I look forward to a season 2
 
2021-07-23 10:31:50 PM  
When I learned trigonometry at school, the teacher insisted that each equation must be prefaced with "by the theorem of Pythagoras". One of my pals pondered whether the teacher would notice if he replaced that with "by the power of Greyskull".

/My school days were proper farking punk rock.
 
2021-07-23 10:32:04 PM  

Mouser: So, the show was originally called "He-Man and the Masters of the Universe", and people are upset when fans complain that the main character in the reboot has been replaced by a woman?


Well it's not called Wo-Man and the Masters of the Universe.

Just watched the first episode. It was alright enough so far. Not like the original set a high bar.
 
2021-07-23 10:35:47 PM  

skinink: Close2TheEdge: Seriously?  People are upset about a Masters of The Universe reboot?

People should be happy there is a reboot. I wish someone would do a reboot of the Force Five series, or Star Blazers.

Masters of the Universe was a Saturday Morning cartoon for kids. Any adults now who are getting bent out of shape over a reboot need to go back to their TV Guide collection, and calm down.


Literally it was devised to get Toys R Us to pick up the toy line.
What Smith has done is give it a depth it doesn't deserve. And without getting into spoilers: He hasn't replaced anybody. The first 5 episodes are character re-introductions and setting the stage.
 
2021-07-23 10:38:06 PM  

Mouser: So, the show was originally called "He-Man and the Masters of the Universe", and people are upset when fans complain that the main character in the reboot has been replaced by a woman?


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2021-07-23 10:38:40 PM  

drewogatory: Kevin Smith is 50. Wasn't he a little old for He-Man the first time out? Not enough pot in the world to make teenage me sit through that dreck.


He would have been old enough to pay attention to girls and learn how to drive. I just hope he wasn't playing with the action figures too.
 
2021-07-23 10:39:28 PM  

drewogatory: Kevin Smith is 50. Wasn't he a little old for He-Man the first time out? Not enough pot in the world to make teenage me sit through that dreck.


I always wondered about the people who make children's cartoons. I suppose I still do.
 
2021-07-23 10:43:59 PM  

moothemagiccow: drewogatory: Kevin Smith is 50. Wasn't he a little old for He-Man the first time out? Not enough pot in the world to make teenage me sit through that dreck.

I always wondered about the people who make children's cartoons. I suppose I still do.


I'm dubious about any adult that feels the need to spend a bunch of time around other peoples kids for whatever reason. Educators excepted, mostly.
 
2021-07-23 10:47:12 PM  

Bslim: skinink: Close2TheEdge: Seriously?  People are upset about a Masters of The Universe reboot?

People should be happy there is a reboot. I wish someone would do a reboot of the Force Five series, or Star Blazers.

Masters of the Universe was a Saturday Morning cartoon for kids. Any adults now who are getting bent out of shape over a reboot need to go back to their TV Guide collection, and calm down.

Literally it was devised to get Toys R Us to pick up the toy line.
What Smith has done is give it a depth it doesn't deserve. And without getting into spoilers: He hasn't replaced anybody. The first 5 episodes are character re-introductions and setting the stage.


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2021-07-23 10:51:48 PM  

drewogatory: moothemagiccow: drewogatory: Kevin Smith is 50. Wasn't he a little old for He-Man the first time out? Not enough pot in the world to make teenage me sit through that dreck.

I always wondered about the people who make children's cartoons. I suppose I still do.

I'm dubious about any adult that feels the need to spend a bunch of time around other peoples kids for whatever reason. Educators excepted, mostly.


You think they'd figure out your secret?
 
2021-07-23 11:00:34 PM  

Mugato: So if Kevin Smith is involved, does Prince Adam smoke a fat chronic blunt before he talks to his tiger?

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And I say hey, hey-ey-ey-ey, hey-ey-ey, what's going on in this thread?

Fabulous Secret Powers (He-Man Parody "Hey, What's Going On?")
Youtube gBLEYjXr_Nw
 
2021-07-23 11:02:25 PM  
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2021-07-23 11:05:16 PM  

drewogatory: moothemagiccow: drewogatory: Kevin Smith is 50. Wasn't he a little old for He-Man the first time out? Not enough pot in the world to make teenage me sit through that dreck.

I always wondered about the people who make children's cartoons. I suppose I still do.

I'm dubious about any adult that feels the need to spend a bunch of time around other peoples kids for whatever reason. Educators excepted, mostly.


Oh fark, I did not mean that at all. fark. I'm sorry.

When I was a kid, I was surprised that the people making shows and stories for me were adults. Grown-ups are coming up with stories for kids? Drawing pictures and making voices? It seems ... generous? Simplistic? I suppose? Things that other adults might find silly or dull, they made for us kids. They might have wanted more detail in their stories, less broad themes, less bright colors, but they spent their time making this. What inspired them? How did they know what we would be interested in? Did they enjoy it as much as we did?

I always loved cartoons and I think it was a long time before live-action shows became the majority of what I watched. I liked to draw as a kid and I thought about maybe being an animator or a comic book artist. I had the same ideas about comic books. These guys, what, they never grew up? Or there was a part of them that was innocent, generous, and beautiful that never got stamped out.

As I got older, I really started to appreciate how much work was put into these silly little shows. The actual orchestras that rehearsed and performed to Looney Tunes cartoons. The designs for every single character, with a character's physical dimensions laid out before they even started a cel. The ink. The paintings. The outstanding attention to detail. The animators' observation of every moment of life, of the most mundane things in motion. Not to mention the voice actors. Their range of emotion and depth of performance. Even in something as goofy as grunting when falling down.

I think there's a real dearth of healthy, normal friendly relationships and communication between adults and children. I feel really bad about that. Cartoons are the one place where that communication really continued to thrive. I think one major negative result of sex crimes and the moral panic about them is that kids miss out on normal interactions with adults, especially men. I think both groups could learn a lot from each other and still do where we allow it.
 
2021-07-23 11:09:34 PM  

Fano: [Fark user image 425x437]


He-Man, Thor, whatever.

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2021-07-23 11:15:26 PM  
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I mean look at that. The steam floating over the bowls. The refracting light distorting the lines on the ducks. The extra little spurts of water just spilling over the edge of the bowl in those specific locations. All for a few seconds of some goofy little cartoon ducks.

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This one, the shape of light reflecting off this bag, just to show that the car is in motion. How long did they look? How closely did they watch? How did they get the color right? When were they satisfied?
 
2021-07-23 11:18:19 PM  
I grew up a big Star Wars fan plus I loved He-Man, G.I. Joe, Transformers, a lot of the franchises that have resurfaced in the last couple of decades. And although most of the new stuff isn't of my interest, I found myself able to move on with my day. I didn't start a crusade to have my entertainment made to my specifications. Live a little, kid. Stop investing so much of your self-worth in a fictional intellectual property.
 
2021-07-23 11:23:06 PM  
We used to rush home from school every day to watch, in this order:

1. He Man and the Masters of the Universe
2. The Richard Simmons Show
3. Wok with Yan
 
2021-07-23 11:25:59 PM  
"By the power of GrayNumbskull."
 
2021-07-23 11:36:38 PM  
That was fun.
 
2021-07-23 11:41:05 PM  

Bslim: Literally, a bunch of fat middle aged  manchildren whining about cartoon characters from a toy marketing IP.


It goes both ways. Everything is a damn culture war these days unless you swear off Western media (which seems more and more appetizing).
 
2021-07-23 11:47:49 PM  

God-is-a-Taco: Bslim: Literally, a bunch of fat middle aged  manchildren whining about cartoon characters from a toy marketing IP.

It goes both ways. Everything is a damn culture war these days unless you swear off Western media (which seems more and more appetizing).


"Both ways" would mean the toys are whining about fat middle aged manchildren, and I don't think that's happening.
 
2021-07-23 11:51:26 PM  

God-is-a-Taco: Bslim: Literally, a bunch of fat middle aged  manchildren whining about cartoon characters from a toy marketing IP.

It goes both ways. Everything is a damn culture war these days unless you swear off Western media (which seems more and more appetizing).


If by "both ways" you mean people who aren't developmentally arrested  throwing shiatfits over a goddamned cartoon. Then you'd be incorrect. There's only one group of dipshiats doing it. They're the same group that has turned everything from gaming to bathrooms into exercises in misery for everyone. You know what everyone who isn't them does when they don't like some media offering? They don't watch it.
 
2021-07-23 11:52:20 PM  
I was born in 1978, so I was a huge fan as a child.  And I have to be honest:

I LOVE IT!!!  And I have only seen the first episode.
 
2021-07-23 11:56:04 PM  
If you think this He-Man crowd are off their collective nut, wait till the Strawberry Shortcake brigade start raging when the inevitable reboot hits the scene!
 
2021-07-24 12:06:56 AM  

Stupid Guitar: If you think this He-Man crowd are off their collective nut, wait till the Strawberry Shortcake brigade start raging when the inevitable reboot hits the scene!


As long as biatch Pudding makes an appearance, I'm happy.
 
2021-07-24 12:09:38 AM  
I never watched the original, but I watched the first three episodes of the new version tonight and thought it was well done
 
2021-07-24 12:14:25 AM  
I don't get the hate, He-Mans story and arc has been told time and time again... Skeletor does X, He-Man comes in and saves the day. Repeat. In the comics they even cover this, as Skeletor thinks there must be at least one reality where he wins - turns out, nope his is the eternal loser so he tried to undo reality etc.

Anyway, Teelas story has never really been told, her parentage etc. I'm glad they took this direction and honestly it's 5 episodes - stfu Incels.

And yeah what happens to the Trollan is sad, but also badass, and also no one shedding any tears for Moss Man?? Whatever, people don't know wtf to like or not like anymore.
 
2021-07-24 12:17:25 AM  
I'll admit I wasn't into HeMan when I was a kid, so I tried this.
I fell asleep 15 minutes in. No idea what was what going on.
Guess I'm not the demographic.
 
2021-07-24 12:18:29 AM  
Anyone remember this sequel series? It was made by completely different people and barely had to do with the original: Basically He-Man and Skeletor in an anime-esque outer space series:


The New Adventures of He-Man | A New Beginning | Full Episode
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I love that Adam revealing himself as He-Man to his parents for the first time gets about 15 seconds of muted response.
 
2021-07-24 12:18:46 AM  

Bslim: Oh yeah, they're brigading it's  just very sad and pathetic. Literally, a bunch of fat middle aged  manchildren whining about cartoon characters from a toy marketing IP.


The Quartering is not middle-aged, and I doubt most of the trolls are, either. Middle-aged fans are old enough to recognize that the original show was shiat. These are incel asswipes angry that the world is not catering exclusively to them.
 
2021-07-24 12:19:41 AM  

Stupid Guitar: If you think this He-Man crowd are off their collective nut, wait till the Strawberry Shortcake brigade start raging when the inevitable reboot hits the scene!


(insert rainbow-brite.jpg here)
 
2021-07-24 12:26:19 AM  
if you really want to see what the public thinks, look at iMBD's rating histogram.

it's easy to see the natural bell curve if you eliminate the upper an lower aberrations.  this is as noisy as i have ever seen a brigaded vote, but the curve is still there

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2021-07-24 12:26:39 AM  

The_Sponge: I was born in 1978, so I was a huge fan as a child.  And I have to be honest:

I LOVE IT!!!  And I have only seen the first episode.


Born in '79. He-Man didn't do much for me.

The cartoons of my youth I mostly remember are Ulysses 31, The Mysterious Cities of Gold, Raccoons, Thundercats, and that one about artoo and threepio. Droids?

/And a couple of those were Japanese/French co-productions, by DIC on the French side.
//Penis.
 
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