January 06, 2006

The Second He–Man Movie

Look… there were three cartoons which essentially made up my early childhood:

1) He-Man
2) Thundercats
3) Transformers

(coughs No mention of She-ra and My Little Pony Hamid?)

Now what characterised these three cartoons?

1) Great (yet not quite smoothe) animation.
2) Brilliant theme songs.
3) (Mostly) fantastic stories with those great little "and today's lesson kids, is" moral that seemed to die out with Captain Planet.

A winning combination and there were other notables like Teenage Mutant Ninja (Not in the UK they weren't ;)) Turtles, Centurions and Visionaries.


So I loved Cartoons as a kid and I could still sit down all day watching Thundercats Schnarf, Schnarf

So now I hear John Woo's picking up the reigns for the Second He-Man movie.

I have no doubt he's going to do better than the previous effort (2xWTF + (Tom Paris x Courtney Cox)) but I can't help that feel there's going to be:

1) Doves.
2) Zhou YunFa (Chow Yun-Fat)
3) Some crazy face-off scene (He-Man and Skeletor holding swords at each other?)

If he does something crazy like set it in the future, or cast Tom Cruise as He-Man I am going to go spare. It'll be difficult to cast but he HAS to get Tom Selleck to be Man At Arms.

And come on – the intro scene's gotta replicate the original cartoon right down to the plinking of the Filmation logo:

cue great music
I am Adam Prince of Eternia, Defender of the Secrets of Castle Greyskull,
This is Cringer, my faithful friend,
Fabulous Secret Powers were revealed to me, the day I held aloft my magic sword and said


Kick…. Ass…

PS I wonder if it'll be called He-Man and the Masters of the Universe…. the title always seemed a bit blasphemous to me ;).

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