on May 21, 2006
A fun show without a doubt. The 1980's were really the tail end of a faddish Sword and Sorcery period. Nevertheless, this series is an example of limited animation, very . The origin of He-Man? Why he was an action figure that got poured into a very bizarre Saturday morning cartoon mould featuring some clever but very repetitive rotoscoping. And those facial expressions! Well, the eyes blink at least. The electronic music sounds like residual 70s disco with some synth-organ thrown around for eerie measure, actually not bad. I guess nostalgia might be one reason for watching this stuff. Or having a four year old that thinks it's cool. Still, how did they ever think this stuff up? And why? The moral messages at the end of each episode are funny, and I can't help but think the writers and producers must've know how ludicrous some of these messages sound. How does one explain the moral value of a blond muscled guy with a magic sword who defeats a laughing skull episode after episode after episode. That Skeletor, we all know people in real life like that who use evil and magic and don't want to work hard! As He-man puts it: "I haaave the powrrrrRRR!"