Have You Seen This? Magical live-action He-Man intro

Posted October 12

ETERNIA — If you grew up on the cartoon TV show “He-Man and the Masters of the Universe,” you know that the show was always a magical experience.

I know I tuned in regularly as a kid to see Adam and Cringer fight evil as He-Man and Battlecat with weird but good friends who always found a moral to the story. I mean, who as a kid didn’t wish for a secret royal life with the innate ability to also kick butt and take names without actually having to kill any living creature? (Just me? OK.)

Part of me still wishes for that battling royal life (as He-Man or She-Ra — I’d take either one), so that’s why this video from the good folks at CineFix struck a chord. Well, that and the fact that it’s hilarious and perfect in the exact shot-for-shot execution.

The beauty of this video is that it embraces the creativity of the uber-fan kid with a Super 8 camera who only had pipe cleaners and Christmas tinsel for effects, but now that kid has YouTube and the precision and resources that are easier to come by as an adult.

I doubt that you’ll receive the full powers of Grayskull when you watch this video, but you will probably be one step closer.*

Watch the side-by-side comparison of the video to the original cartoon opening of “He-Man and the Masters of the Universe” here.

* nor the author are responsible if you are not one step closer to becoming He-Man or She-Ra after watching this video.

Martha Ostergar is a writer who delights in the ridiculous that internet serves up, which means she's more than grateful that she gets to cruise the web for amazing videos to write about. Follow her on Twitter at @monstergar.


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