The animated series created by Kevin Smith returns to Netflix with a second round of five chapters in which the fate of Eternia will be decided. Good versus Evil. He-Man versus Skeletor. A contest that will not leave anyone indifferent.
The wait is over. Netflix has finally released the second part of Masters of the Universe: Revelation, the animation series that debuted on July 23 with a first batch of five chapters, and that has not left anyone indifferent with its bold toy franchise review created by Mattel in the 80’s.
Conceived as a continuation of the TV series produced by Filmation between 1983 and 1985, the first part surprised by displaying a more adult and gloomy aesthetic compared to the original animated show: it also gave a greater prominence to female characters, especially Teela and Evil-Lynn, something that did not sit well with certain MOTU fans.
One of the main criticisms of the series was how little weight He-Man and Skeletor had in the plot, beyond the first chapter. Some will have to find another excuse to continue denigrating the series, because in this second part you can see them much more in action. And how.
The last chapter of the first part left us all speechless with its outcome. It seemed like all was lost, but Eternia’s fate is not yet written. We will witness how the heroes manage to turn the situation around and how some are unable to manage power when they reach it.
Without going into the spoilers, in this second batch of chapters we will discover how he met Evil-Lynn a Skeletor and we will witness your toxic relationship, which will bear fruit another surprising script twist that will once again raise eyebrows to fans of the franchise.
Surely this too will cause controversy (and I suspect that some other meme related to a certain scene), but for a server it is simply the best of this second batch chapters and again reflects the audacity of Kevin Smith and his team when it comes to giving personality to characters who acted as troupes in the 1980s series.
The plot abuses at certain moments of the sentimentality, and some dialogues are really blushing (let’s not forget that this is a production also intended for children), but it also has punches of humor very well shod, especially those starring Skeletor, who continues to be a true “scene-stealer” who gives voice to Mark Hamill in the original version.
Netflix has endowed the series with a excellent dubbing into Spanish, but if you make the effort to opt for VO you can enjoy the talent of Hamill, Lena Headey, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Liam Cunningham (the Davos Seaworth from Game of Thrones), Alicia Silverstone O Henry Rollings, although the role of Tri-Klops in this second part it is practically testimonial.
Of course, one of the greatest pleasures of this production of Powerhouse Animation Studios is to see the characters that we had in the form of a doll when we were kids (or currently, thanks to the line MOTU: Origins from Mattel). Watch out for some surprise appearance during the final fight which, it doesn’t hurt to admit, made me clap in front of the television.
We still don’t know if the future will hold a third, but the epilogue raises some hope. If your moment you enjoyed the first five chapters, you will devour the 125 minutes of footage of the second batch in one sitting. If the first part scared you, more of the same awaits you here, so don’t get bad blood and put something else on Netflix.