Escher Girls. What the hell is Teela doing with her arms, and is she screaming because her spine's been snapped in order to get that boob-and-butt pose?
"It isn't jumping the shark if you never come back down." Chuck
Guys seeing we have witnessed what great things Peter Jackson has done with Lord of the Rings and the marvels of Guillermo Del Toro's Hellboy along with his contribution to The Hobbit and what sweet work Andrew Adamson has done with The Chronicles of Narnia and Shrek along with new comer Rupert Sanders and Sam Mercer's excellent execution of Snow White and the Huntsman what say we then consider them for a new Masters of the Universe movie. It is also encouraging to see that Universal Studio's wants Rupert Sanders back in the Directors chair for the 'Snow White Huntsman' sequel.
I know that my personal desire and hunger is to see Guillermo Del Toro and Andrew Adamson co-direct with Sam Mercer producing. It would be excellent to see a Masters of the Universe movie get the greenlight this year in celebration of the 30th Anniversary. In an interview by MTV Geek regarding the upcoming DC Comics MOTU comic next month James Robinson hints that Mattel is seriously working toward a new Masters of the Universe film and TV series all of which might hinge upon the success of this new comic.
Would you guys consider any of these guys for a Masters of the Universe movie?
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you can get it for like 6 or 7 bucks from Wal Mart or FYE if you have one nearby...thats where I got my copy of it
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That was the explanation. Do remember that because of the nature of the show in the 80's and how standards and practices were, they couldn't go to the level that the 90's cartoons did. That's why "Batman: The Animated Series" is so fondly remembered. It took the convention of Saturday morning cartoons and threw it out the window. Every strong animated series that is on the air now, owes a lot to it.And yeah, the origin makes complete sense to me. The only thing that I never really liked was that Adora, raised by the Horde, was never evil or at least in conflict over good (nature) vs evil (nurture). I think they explained that away saying it had something to do with a spell? Its been a while. But yeah, everything else makes sense. And I loved Secret of the Sword.
Be aware, the middle act is not so good. Save for a couple of kick ass action sequences.Originally Posted by RoyalTailor
80's cartoons designed to sell toys were a lot like the Silver Age Comics once the CCA was put into place, before some of those restrictions were lifted in the Bronze Age. "Transformers" was another one. Once the series ended and Takara started funding their own series, the whole thing shifted. The Decepticons would start winning more and there would be grave consequences. "Beast Wars" did the same thing years later and now, more shows do that. Not all, but more.Originally Posted by Legato
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I agree that starting the MOTU film with Skeletor taking over was ballsy... I kinda liked that, but I was still enough of a fan of the show that all the other changes bugged the hell outta me, everything from there being no Prince Adam, nothing special about his sword, Teela using a gun and wearing a gray spandex suit (and the god-awful 'Woman-At-Arms' joke after the most unconvincing soldier-shooting-a-bunch-of-enemies scene ever), and Orko being replaced by Gwildor, though Billy Barty's vocal performance made up a bit for him being buried under so much terrible makeup. I'd rather they had Barty play Orko; sure, it'd mean his face was hidden completely, but the Gwildor makeup barely let him emote anyway. The only real obstacles would be how to make his eyes glow without just looking like Jawa-eyes, and getting him to float, though they could use an easy excuse that his magic is weakened on Earth, which has little magic left in it, so he has to walk around on the ground until they get back to Eternia. I had too many preconceptions back then, and was too unwilling to recognize that adapting an idea from one type of media to another generally requires some tweaking.
ummm you liked Orko? wha?
if you listen to the directors commentary, he was told by Mattel that most of the movie would be set on Earth...that was a mandate and Mattel had people on set to make sure their "notes" were being heeded
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