He-Man: The 1987 movie starring Dolph Lundgren which failed at the box office

In the 80s, there was an animated series that attracted the attention of thousands of young viewers: He is man and master of the universe. With its continued success, Netflix this week released its own version, titled Master of the universe: revelation. Taking advantage of this premiere, let’s remember what the plot is about and what first happened in the movie.

The story, which takes us to the fictional and magical planet of Eternia, introduces us to Prince Adam, a boy far from the norm, because each time he holds the sword of power raised and declares: With the power of Grayscale! I have the strength! His strength was born and took the name of man, the most powerful man in the universe.

After going through television, in 1987, it was decided that a character born from the Mattell toy set would have a movie, the movie that Starring Dolph Lundgren.

He-Man and a convincing unfinished cinema version

In 1987, he directed Gary Goddard Direct Primer to the Master of the Universe, Starring Dolph Lundgren, Frank Langella, John Cypher, Chelsea Field, Billy Barty, Courtney Cox. The first one’s entry on this list was perhaps the most striking of all, as it came from Rocky IV, an iconic story where he gave life to Ivan Drago.

With the release of the movie, and thanks to what former Mattel directors and directors said and fans of the Netflix series The Games That Made Us, some fans of the franchise were known to be not too happy with the real version. Some even criticized Dolph Lundgren’s performance.

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“Well, maybe I should have done more weights. People said they drew my muscles. Please, I had, I didn’t need to,” the actor said on the broadcast.

On the other hand, it was mentioned by the interviewees A big mistake in the film is not to include many of the famous characters from the animated series, but above all, to put aside that cry that led He Man to success: with the power of Grayskull! I have the strength!

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The story that was announced in a style that does not live up to the expectations of the audience or critics. This not only affected production, but It led her to only raise $17 million, an amount that cannot cover the 20 in which it was produced, according to information from IMDb.

The canceled sequel became a project associated with Jean Claude Van Damme

According to specialized portal CBR, Cannon Films Group had big ambitions for a sequel to Masters of the universe, but in the mid-1980s, they acquired the rights to Spider-Man and decided to release Superman IV first: In Search of Peace, a film with which they did not get the desired profits.

Jean-Claude Van Damme and a sequel that never came. Photo: broadcast

Without much success, Cannon was forced to cancel He-Man’s return to the cinema. With various financial problems, the production company Cyborg carried out with Jean-Claude Van Damme in 1989. Interestingly, the film was identified several times as Masters of the universe 2: cyborg on some TV stations in the United States.

To learn more about He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, check out the games we made on Netflix.

Terry Alexander

"Award-winning music trailblazer. Gamer. Lifelong alcohol enthusiast. Thinker. Passionate analyst."

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