Netflix dropped a new trailer for their surprise CG series He-Man and the Masters of the Universe.
Netflix has certainly invested their time and resources into Masters of the Universe. A few months back, Netflix, in conjunction with Mattel, released Masters of the Universe: Revelation. A story that focuses on Teela as the main character of the story, serving as a sequel to the original series. Despite the controversy with the series, Netflix is pushing yet another MOTU project. A re-imagined remake of the original He-Man and the Masters of the Universe as a CG series is coming to Netflix!
The He-Man and the Masters of the Universe trailer shows a style of animation that is popular with more modern cartoons. The character designs along with the world which they interact seem to be straight out of a video game. This style of animation reminds me of Fortnite, a game that is wildly popular amongst kids and young adults nowadays (just ask my 7 year-old son).
Just like MOTU: Revelations, this re-imagined He-Man remake is very colorful. The writing seems tailored to a younger crowd, reinforcing my initial comment about the art work. It seems like Netflix and Mattel want to create a brand new wave of champions, hopefully breathing longevity into these new projects.
Check out the He-Man and the Masters of the Universe trailer below:
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Trailer
One curious thing that I noticed about the trailer was the amount of likes versus dislikes. There is almost double the amount of dislikes towards this series, which is probably getting the spilled over backlash from Revelation. It is no surprise that fans of the show are furious with Kevin Smith and Netflix.
My guess is that fans are going to very harshly criticize this series due to it not only being a big departure from the original, but also because they are still annoyed at Smith. I wish I could say only time will tell, but the present is very revealing. Fans are already hating it.
The remake of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe will release September 16th of 2021. What did you think of the trailer? Are your exceptions low or high? ICYMI, we released our own review of MOTU: Revelations. Don’t forget to follow us across our social media pages so you don’t miss any upcoming updates on this show and many others! May the power of Grayskull keep you safe.