Spoiler-Free Review of “Masters of the Universe: Revelation” Part 2 on Netflix: Something to be Excited About!

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“And where did that power get you?”

Masters of the Universe: Revelation is a continuation of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (1983). The new series premiered on July 23rd 2021 and was written by Kevin Smith. Part 2 released on November 23rd 2021 on Netflix. The show stars Sarah Michelle Gellar, Lena Headey, Chris Wood, and Mark Hamill. There are five episodes in part 2 that run for approximately 25-28 minutes each.

Eternia is in grave danger after a new power threatens to destroy everything and everyone, but does anyone have the ultimate power to stop it?

Here is the trailer:

Masters of the Universe: Revelation part 2 doesn’t hold anything back as it continues a familiar plot while creating something new and relevant in the process. Is it worthy of your next watch? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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Necessary character arcs are explored.

I thought that part 2 did an excellent job with this. Each character went through an important journey of self-discovery and we even got to learn more about their past, which helped me connect to them even more. It wasn’t just about them defeating the great evil. It was about them embracing who they are, realizing that they still have time to make an impact on their own terms.

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The humor continued.

There was a lot going on in these episodes, but I appreciated that the dry humor was still present because it really elevated the series and kept it truly fun and entertaining. Mark Hamill was fantastic as always and I was so beyond impressed with Lena Headey as Evil-Lyn. It’s like she was made for this role!

Reveals worth the wait!

There were some really great reveals and twists in part 2. I was so excited for some of them and they really emerged with perfect timing to keep us fully invested. Even though this is technically a series, it felt like a movie and I loved every second of it!

The Cons:

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A lot jam-packed into part 2…

This isn’t necessarily a con, but maybe we could have benefited from six episodes to give enough time to everything. I didn’t really mind it because the pacing was done really well and it felt like a movie, but there was a lot going on and a lot to paying attention to.

So am I in or out?

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I’m in!

Part 2 blew part 1 out of the water and then some! I could not stop watching this show and I had to watch all five episodes in one sitting. It was that good!

I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on Masters of the Universe: Revelation (Part 2) in the comments section below. Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!

Best,

Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

PLAY BY THE RULES…STAY ALIVE…

A harmless night of fun turns deadly for six college friends but the game has only just begun. Take a mystery thrill ride right from your own living room. Dash and Seek is out now! I hope you enjoy!

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Spoiler-Free Review of “Masters of the Universe: Revelation” Part 1 on Netflix: Who has the power?

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“I have the power!!!!!!!”

Masters of the Universe: Revelation is a continuation of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (1983). The new series premiered on July 23rd 2021 and was written by Kevin Smith. The show stars Sarah Michelle Gellar, Lena Headey, Chris Wood, and Mark Hamill. There are five episodes in part 1 that run for approximately 25-28 minutes each.

The new series brings us back to the world of Eternia as He-Man and Skeletor face off once again.

Here is the trailer:

Masters of the Universe: Revelation seems like a dream come true for fans of the original series, but there has been a lot of controversy surrounding the new series. Is it worthy of your next watch? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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All star cast!

It’s no secret that I absolutely love Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Game of Thrones so to discover that both Sarah Michelle Gellar (Teela) and Lena Headey (Evil-Lyn) were on the show was a dream come true. Plus, Mark Hamill is just fantastic with whatever comes his way!

Well placed humor.

Even though this is a reboot of sorts, this show is clearly meant for fans of the original series. I thought the dry humor was genius and I appreciated the fact that I was watching a show basically made for me and everyone else in my generation who grew up watching this show.

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Supporting characters get to shine!

I am a fan of the original series. My brother and I are very close in age so we both watched He-Man and She-Ra growing up. She-Ra even came to my birthday party in the first grade!

I know all of the characters, but I always used to wonder more about some of the supporting characters and Kevin Smith really allowed them to reach their full potential in this new series.

I’d love a spin-off featuring Evil-Lyn though! As much as I loved SMG, Lena Headey was pure magic in this role!

The Cons:

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Jarring first episode…

There will be no spoilers in this review, but I was completely shocked at the end of the first episode. This isn’t necessarily a con because I think it was a bold decision, but I guess it made me question what I was going to actually watch during this show. There have been many reactions to this and I find myself somewhere in the middle, but I was definitely thrown for a loop as well…

So am I in or out?

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I’m in!

I thoroughly enjoyed my watch of this series and I’m looking forward to part 2 after that major cliffhanger! This series brought me back to my childhood, but it also created something new and different and gave other characters a chance. It’s not often that we see a reboot that still speaks to the original audience and I think that this series accomplished that.

It wasn’t just about having “the power.” It was about finding out what that meant for each and every one of us.

I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on Masters of the Universe: Revelation in the comments section below. Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!

Best,

Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

PLAY BY THE RULES…STAY ALIVE…

A harmless night of fun turns deadly for six college friends but the game has only just begun. Take a mystery thrill ride right from your own living room. Dash and Seek is out now! I hope you enjoy!

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Spoiler-Free Review of “Gunpowder Milkshake” on Netflix: Girl Power to the Extreme

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“When they need someone to clean up their mess, they send me…”

Gunpowder Milkshake is an action thriller film that premiered on July 14th 2021. It is currently available to stream on Netflix. The film stars Karen Gillan, Lena Headey, Carla Gugino, Michelle Yeoh, and Angela Bassett. It runs for an hour and fifty-four minutes.

The film follows two assassins who happen to be mother and daughter. After being separated many years ago, the two reunite to help protect an eight year old girl from a dangerous group of men.

Here is the trailer:

Gunpowder Milkshake looks like a dream at first glance. The cast is out of this world and it immediately gives us a noir-Tarantino-John Wick-esque vibe which seems like it should be a lot of fun. However, imitation is not always a sign of flattery. Does its attempt to channel this film style get in the way of pure greatness? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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All star cast.

If I wanted a group of female assassins to protect me, I would be more than thrilled if these ladies showed up. The cast was honestly the best part of the movie. These ladies kicked some ass and showed a lot of style and flair along the way. I wanted to explore some of the supporting characters more, but I loved each and every one of them and I thought that even the actress who played the young girl was truly talented.

Dream team right here!

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Plenty of action to go around.

If you are looking for mindless violence and plenty of fight scenes, you are in the right place. The film delivers in this category. While some of the fight scenes early on were a little bit too rehearsed and choreographed for my liking, the later scenes made up for this.

The Cons:

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Took a while to get going…

When I’m in the mood for a lot of action and violence, I don’t want the pace of the movie to feel slow. For me, this film took a while to get going. Sure, there was plenty of action in the first half of the movie, but the overall plot and pacing just felt slow and unsure of itself.

Once we got to the second half of the movie, I was all in, but I don’t want to have to wait an hour to get there…

Lost some originality points.

I’m all for a movie channeling the vibe of another work, but this film felt like a tired imitation of John Wick and Kill Bill at some points. The slow motion scenes with loud music behind them were almost excruciating to watch. They just didn’t really work here in my opinion.

Once we got to the second half of the film, I noticed that they stopped doing them so much, which really made a difference.

Having a cast of female leads should be empowering and inspiring. There were moments of this throughout the film, but I also thought they deserved a lot more and I also wanted some more humor worked into the film so it didn’t take itself too seriously. Nobody starring Bob Odenkirk was pure perfection for me and I think this film should have taken a page out of its book to understand that you don’t need to mash up popular film styles and gimmicks to make a film entertaining.

So am I in or out?

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I’m in about 75 percent…

The film was entertaining and I really adored the cast. It took a while to get going, but once it did, I was invested. I think if the film had made a few tweaks and abandoned its gimmicks and slow motion scenes, it would have been a lot better, but if you are looking for a fun action thriller, you’ll get that here.

I recommend watching Nobody first; however, if you haven’t already, which was absolutely incredible!

I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts on Gunpowder Milkshake in the comments section below. Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!

Best,

Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

DON’T TAKE THE JOB…

It was only supposed to be temporary…but when Olivia Crewe accepts a new position that seems too good to be true, she soon discovers that twelve other girls previously had the same job as her. Only none of them lasted for more than thirty days. No notice. Nothing…right before they mysteriously disappeared without a trace.

My supernatural thriller Girl Number Thirteen is out now! I hope you enjoy!

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