With the recent announcement that Sony Pictures are in talks with Jon Chu to direct a new, live action, adaptation of the popular 80s property Masters of the Universe; memories of the last live action adaptation come readily to mind. In 1987, Canon Pictures brought Masters of the Universe to the big screen starring Dolph Lundgren and Frank Langella in the roles of He-Man and Skeletor respectively. That film, rife with problems both on screen and behind the scenes was a critical and fan flop and may be the reason this property hasn't seen the light of day in a feature film reboot---even after the blockbuster success of Transformers. Indeed, an entire article could be devoted to everything the 1987 film got wrong---which is basically everything. After 25 years, however, these things are all common knowledge to fans of the series. Therefore, in the grand tradition of "those who forget the past are doomed to repeat it" we will revisit 5 of the biggest, most glaring mistakes made by this film that a Masters of the Universe Reboot must avoid.
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A paragon of all things geek, by day Adam repairs computers for kids grades K-12 who go to school online. By night he writes articles about (mostly) Star Trek for What Culture as well as working on several creative projects (http://maddeningmuse.blogspot.com) He lives in Ohio with his Polyamorous life partner and their three children.