Screamin' Steven Reviews: The Secret of the Sword

"I've got that flying horsey in my sight"

He-Man & the Masters of the Universe was a massive hit toy line and a massive hit animated TV series. He-Man ruled the airwaves in the 80s and it would only make sense to not only make a feature length theatrical film but also a new spin-off series with a new character!

The film follows Price Adam/He-Man as he embarks on the search for his twin sister. Turns out that a new villain by the name of Hordak had kidnapped He-Man's twin sister shortly after birth and taken here to another dimension on a planet called Etherea. No one knows what happened to the little girl, Adora. But, with this information and with a magical sword, He-Man is on his way to find Princess Adora. 

What much can be said of "The Secret of the Sword", it's not necessarily a film for cinemas as there is nothing special enough about the movie for it to warrant a theatrical release, other than the length of the film. The animation remains the same as the TV series. And the reasoning behind this is because the movie is the first 5 episodes of "She-Ra: Princess of Power" edited into a film. The film had to add some things and/or edit out other things in order to keep the flow of the story, so the episodes when aired are slightly different than what appears in the film.

As an overall movie, if you grew up watching He-Man or you're a fan of the TV series, then you will more than likely enjoy this film. If you don't like He-Man or haven never seen the TV series, chances are you probably won't like it. I don't think today's kids could relate the cheap animation and corny characters/storylines.

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