Masters of the Universe: Revelation (2021-): Season 1 – Part One

Title: Masters Of The Universe: Revelation
Year: 2021
Genre: Action | Adventure | Animation |
Season: 1 |
Creator: Kevin Smith
Starring:  Mark Hamill, Chris Wood, Lena Heady



Revelation is a direct sequel series to the original series He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. Featuring He-Man, Teela, Orko, Cringer, and Man-At-Arms, the story features them as guardians of Castle Grayskull in a battle against Skeletor, Evil-Lyn, Beast-Man and the legions of Snake Mountain. But after a final battle forever fractures Eternia, it’s up to Teela to solve the mystery of the missing Sword of Power in a race against time to prevent the end of the Universe. Her journey will uncover the secrets of Grayskull at last.


 Masters of the Universe, the home of He-man. The iconic action-hero from the 80s has returned. However, it’s in a slightly different, modest form with establishing actors lending their voices and creator; Kevin Smith, bringing this world alive. The first this series does, after forty years, is to kill He-Man. The main character and shifts instead on sub-characters that doesn’t really work well. The good versus the evil collaborate most of the series episode. In the fifth episode, Adam returns but then get killed off. Again! It’s absurd.

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The animation is probably the best thing, as you can see what these characters are supposed to look like. It’s almost flawless as well with some cringy moments. The ensemble of characters wouldn’t work as well as it doesn’t if it would’ve been for the solid acting performance from Lena Heady and Mark Hamill as the main villains. They provide a certain depth within their roles of Skeletor and Evil-Lyn respectively. Liam Cunningham as Man-At-Arms does also a decent job voicing his character. Chris Wood as He-Man or Prince Adam doesn’t showcase much because of his limited screentime.

Then there’s the story of Adam and his universe. There are a few charming characters and a journey between Heaven and Hell but there’s no He-Man.  He dies twice in a short period of time. At the same time, Kevin Smith – the showrunner exclaimed that the series will have more Adam. Well, Kevin… don’t fucking release a first part of the series called Master of the Universe: Revelation if the main character is dead in the pilot. It’s stupid, dumb and arrogant against the fanbase. And don’t fucking argue at the fans and tell them to grow up, well don’t fucking release a TV series with empty promises. The audience was promised He-Man and got Teela instead.

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As understandable, maybe this series shouldn’t have been released yet. Maybe wait for the full season? The story is occasionally fun to follow with a variety of characters but with a swift ending, there’s no need to embrace that much heart into it as it is not complete. This well-animated series although gives an entertaining journey but it’s not enough neither for me nor for the fans that have bashed the shit of this. It deserves the complaints as story-wise, it doesn’t work well.




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