History Film / MastersOfTheUniverse

5th Dec '17 3:22:14 PM Hawaii_Knut
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* AdaptationalBadass: This Skeletor is considerably more competent, and much [[DarkerAndEdgier darker]] and serious than the original.

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* AdaptationalBadass: The cartoon version of Skeletor was a LaughablyEvil goofball and rarely got things done. This Skeletor is considerably more competent, had already taken over Eternia by the intro and much [[DarkerAndEdgier darker]] is shown to be a capable and serious than the original.terrifying villain that doesn't mess around.


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* HypercompetentSidekick: Skeletor isn't inept, but his dragoness Evil-Lyn proves to be very competent when she's forced to work with the mercenaries. She looks through Karg's lies, successfully interrogates Kevin and tricks Julie to hand her the key.


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* KnightOfCerebus: LargeHam aside, Skeletor is a terrifying villain. He doesn't mess around, the only humour from him are a few sarcastic quips and he fries Saurod when the mercenaries fail him.
18th Nov '17 8:48:28 AM nirao01
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The movie features Skeletor acquiring the Cosmic Key, a teleportation device from Gwildor, an eccentric inventor, which gives him an edge in his war against He-Man. Eventually the heroes find an identical device and use it to escape capture, accidentally traveling to a distant planet -- Earth. Skeletor is not far behind. Starring Creator/DolphLundgren as He-Man and Frank Langella as Skeletor, Meg Foster as Evil-Lyn and a young Creator/CourteneyCox and [[Series/StarTrekVoyager Robert Duncan McNeill]] as teenage sweethearts Julie Winston and Kevin Corrigan, who are caught up in the events.

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The movie features Skeletor acquiring the Cosmic Key, a teleportation device from Gwildor, an eccentric inventor, which gives him an edge in his war against He-Man. Eventually the heroes find an identical device and use it to escape capture, accidentally traveling to a distant planet -- Earth. Skeletor is not far behind. Starring Creator/DolphLundgren as He-Man and Frank Langella Creator/FrankLangella as Skeletor, Meg Foster as Evil-Lyn and a young Creator/CourteneyCox and [[Series/StarTrekVoyager Robert Duncan McNeill]] as teenage sweethearts Julie Winston and Kevin Corrigan, who are caught up in the events.
20th Oct '17 4:56:24 PM themisterfree
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* WhereTheHellIsSpringfield: The town where Julie and Kevin live doesn't seem to be named, but it's (apparently) in New Jersey. [[{{Joisey}} Because why wouldn't it be?]]
20th Jul '17 4:25:04 AM JohnShel91
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* NonProtagonistResolver: Kevin. [[SubvertedTrope On Earth at least]].


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* ShutUpGunshot: Gwildor's CrowningMomentOfAwesome.


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* SupportingProtagonist: Zigzagged. While He-Man is the still hero of the movie and the focus character on Eternia, when he arrives on Earth, the role of POV character goes to Kevin, then back to He-Man once everyone is back on Eternia.
8th Jun '17 9:48:41 PM Nakuyabi
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* TheStinger: "I'll be back!"
8th Jun '17 9:46:33 PM Nakuyabi
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A fictionalized version of the making of the live-action film was later used as the basis for a story arc in Paul Chadwick's ''Comicbook/{{Concrete}}''. Additionally, there's no Prince Adam in this version, only He-Man, which is accurate enough; Adam originally didn't exist in the toyline or the (pre-Filmation) mini-comics that came with them.

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A fictionalized version of the making of the live-action film was later used as the basis for a story arc in Paul Chadwick's ''Comicbook/{{Concrete}}''. Additionally, there's no Prince Adam in this version, only He-Man, which is accurate enough; in keeping with its early origins: Adam originally didn't exist in the toyline toy line or the (pre-Filmation) mini-comics that came with them.
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* ChewingTheScenery: Skeletor just goes all out when he's gaining his newfound power, giving an [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOsHoqhbUIU impressive, highly expressive monologue]] for two hearty minutes.

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* ChewingTheScenery: Skeletor just goes all out when he's gaining his newfound power, giving an [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOsHoqhbUIU impressive, highly expressive monologue]] for two hearty minutes. (He comes close to making this trope literal with his manner of speech: watch how he gnashes his teeth while countering He-Man's insistence that he'll ''never'' kneel to Skeletor: "Yes you will! ''Yes you will!''")



* EvilIsHammy: Skeletor is certainly going all out on this trope.



* LargeHam/ EvilIsHammy: Skeletor down to the core. '''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S87lvHz1qoM&feature=related I DARE ANYTHING]]''' '''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjAUdSgSIzA&feature=relmfu YOU MORTAL!]]'''
** He-Man is also hammy but compared to Skeletor, he is just a slice of ham to his entire mound. During [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8i-3IVLeIF4 his battle with Skeletor]], it ended up with a HamToHamCombat.

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* LargeHam/ EvilIsHammy: LargeHam: Skeletor down to the core. '''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S87lvHz1qoM&feature=related I DARE ANYTHING]]''' '''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjAUdSgSIzA&feature=relmfu YOU MORTAL!]]'''
** He-Man is also hammy but compared to Skeletor, he is just a slice of ham to his entire mound. During [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8i-3IVLeIF4 his battle with Skeletor]], it ended ends up with a HamToHamCombat.



* MaleGaze: In the beginning, as Duncan and Teela are covering a door, Teela's butt is rather prominently shown.
* MageInManhattan: Skeletor and by default, Evil Lyn.
* MagicMusic: How the Cosmic Key works, basically uses a type of FunctionalMagic that works via music: playing certain notes on the instrument much like dialing a telephone causes a spell-like effect to happen. Thus sending the ''dialer'' wherever they wished to go. Near the end of the film Kevin is somehow able to replicate the effect using an ordinary keyboard synthesizer.
** Gwildor mentions that the functionality of the key is perfect, but Skeletor's damage essentially wiped the musical tones from it's memory. Kevin was playing the "home" (i.e. Eternia) tone from memory.

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* MaleGaze: In the beginning, as Duncan and Teela are covering a door, the camera lingers on Teela's butt is rather prominently shown.
displayed rump.
* MageInManhattan: Skeletor and by default, Evil Lyn.Evil-Lyn.
* MagicMusic: How the Cosmic Key works, works. It basically uses a type of FunctionalMagic that works via music: playing certain notes on the instrument much like dialing a telephone causes a spell-like effect sets the coordinates to happen. Thus which it transports, thus sending the ''dialer'' ''dialers'' wherever they wished wish to go. Near the end of the film Kevin is somehow able to replicate the its effect using an ordinary keyboard synthesizer.
synthesizer hooked up to it.
** Gwildor mentions that the functionality of the key is perfect, but Skeletor's damage essentially wiped the musical tones from it's its memory. Kevin was is playing the "home" (i.e. Eternia) tone from memory.



* NearVillainVictory: Skeletor becomes a god at the climax of the movie, the Sorceress is near-death, and everyone heroic is either captured or fighting a losing battle.

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* NearVillainVictory: Skeletor becomes a god PhysicalGod at the climax of the movie, the Sorceress is near-death, and everyone heroic is either captured or fighting a losing battle.



** TheCallKnowsWhereYouLive: Karg comes knocking with a bunch of robots in tow, prompting Gwildor to ''very'' swiftly change his mind.

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** TheCallKnowsWhereYouLive: Karg comes knocking with a bunch of robots in tow, prompting Gwildor to make a ''very'' swiftly swift change his mind.of plans.



* SmallUniverseAfterAll: Several galaxies scroll past on the screen as Skeletor zooms in on Earth.
* SoMyKidsCanWatch: Frank Langella is actually quite fond of his role as Skeletor, saying his son was a huge fan of the franchise when he was offered the part. He also says that he had always wanted to play a cartoonish over-the-top evil nutcase and was promised Skelitor could be that role. He feels the filmmakers delivered.

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* SmallUniverseAfterAll: Several galaxies scroll past on the screen as Skeletor zooms in on Earth.
* SoMyKidsCanWatch: Frank Langella is actually quite fond of his role as Skeletor, saying his son was a huge fan of
Earth while tracing the franchise when he was offered the part. He also says that he had always wanted to play a cartoonish over-the-top evil nutcase and was promised Skelitor could be that role. He feels the filmmakers delivered.key's signal.



** Both filmed on the director's dime, once the money ran out.
* ATasteOfTheLash: After Skeletor manages to capture He-Man, he gets whipped. A laser whip, no less.

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** Both The latter [[spoiler: after Skeletor's staff breaks]] filmed on the director's dime, once the money ran out.
* ATasteOfTheLash: After Skeletor manages to capture He-Man, he gets whipped. A has one of his men give He-Man this... with a laser whip, no less.



* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: The trailer shows Skeletor killing Saurod.

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* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: The trailer shows Skeletor killing frying Saurod.
12th Apr '17 9:37:31 PM NOYB
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* BigEntrance: He-Man, when he first arrives on earth. Skeletor and his army made a pretty big entrance themselves when they first arrived on the scene. In fact, Skeletor loves this trope, as he makes many entrances in this film often with low camera-angles and up-beat, dramatic music.

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* BigEntrance: He-Man, when he first arrives on earth.Earth. Skeletor and his army made a pretty big entrance themselves when they first arrived on the scene. In fact, Skeletor loves this trope, as he makes many entrances in this film often with low camera-angles and up-beat, dramatic music.



* TooImportantToWalk: Skeletor arrives on earth sitting comfortably atop one of his intimidating-looking hover-thrones.

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* TooImportantToWalk: Skeletor arrives on earth Earth sitting comfortably atop one of his intimidating-looking hover-thrones.
6th Mar '17 10:48:51 AM Jhamin
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* SoMyKidsCanWatch: Frank Langella is actually quite fond of his role as Skeletor, saying his son was a huge fan of the franchise when he was offered the part. He also says that he had always wanted to play a cartoonish over-the-top evil nutcase and was promised Skelitor could be that role. He feels the filmmakers delivered.
26th Feb '17 12:31:12 PM Kooshmeister
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19th Jan '17 8:41:35 PM TitoMosquito
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* FinalBattle: In the climax, Skeletor declare it their "last battle", and ends with Skeletor's defeat. [[spoiler: Except not.]]

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* FinalBattle: In the climax, Skeletor declare it their "last battle", and ends with Skeletor's defeat. this to He-Man, who finally defeats Skeletor for good. [[spoiler: Except not.Or so it seems.]]
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