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

**This is a spoiler-free review so feel free to read on!**

“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

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