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Netflix has announced that a new version of "He-Man and the Masters of the Universe" is in production with Kevin Smith as the showrunner.  Smith has said that this is NOT a reboot and will pick up from where the series left off in 1985, presumably ignoring the 1990 return (which was weird and IIRC involved He-Man and Skeletor stranded on a distant planet together with none of the other characters in it) and the 2000s reboot (which I never saw but I'm sure sucked).  Smith promised that classic era fans would love the show.

He-Man was my favorite cartoon as a kid so I'm looking forward to this.  I have more faith in Smith than most of doing it justice.

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I think Kevin has really lost it as far as directing/writing decent live action movies but as far as comic book material goes he's probably going to knock this out of the park. Hell, I remember years back on his Fatman on Batman podcast he basically gave the blueprint on how to fix Thor and make his next movie watchable and I'm not saying the writers listened to him but Thor 3 was almost exactly what he was calling for. I'm not a He-Man fan but I'll watch this..

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"continue where the original left off"??? LMAO

As much as I loved He-Man when I was 7 years old, there was barely a plot in each episode, let alone any kind of ongoing story that can be continued. It was a glorified toy commercial.

As for the Dolph Lundgren live-action movie, that has a hilarious background to it. Apparently there was a fantastic script written that was true to the setting of the original that they wanted to make, then they were given a budget of about $12, so they had to scrap that and rewrote it with some portal bullshit that brought everyone to modern day USA to save money on sets (same story with Star Trek IV).

Netflix already rebooted She-Ra for the SJW generation, so expect the hyper-masculinity to be turned way down. I'm interested to see how Kevin Smith fits into producing the kind of woke content that is 95% of Netflix originals.

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Kriss wrote: Netflix already rebooted She-Ra for the SJW generation, so expect the hyper-masculinity to be turned way down. I'm interested to see how Kevin Smith fits into producing the kind of woke content that is 95% of Netflix originals.
I know Netflix has always had content like this, but in the past year it's gotten much worse.  The latest season of GLOW is unwatchable SJW bullshit, but aside from that absolutely nothing happens, virtually none of it is about wrestling anymore, and there was zero humor.  It was an absolute chore to watch.  Awful, awful stuff. 

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srossi wrote:  The latest season of GLOW is unwatchable SJW bullshit, but aside from that absolutely nothing happens, virtually none of it is about wrestling anymore, and there was zero humor.  It was an absolute chore to watch.  Awful, awful stuff. 
Agreed, it was pure shit. I mean, it was just blatant social justice writing, to the point it was comical at times..and the one time they had anything wrestling related it was that bad A Christmas Story shit lol..

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srossi wrote: ... and the 2000s reboot (which I never saw but I'm sure sucked).
The 2000s reboot was actually fairly decent. "Classic" fans usually have positive opinions about it. I'd catch parts of it, circa 2002-2003, when it would run before or after "Justice League" on Cartoon Network's late night weekend blocks. My take-away was: "huh, not bad. I'd probably be into it if I was a He-Man fan".

The 12 year old kid in me is thinking: "I hope Teela looks hot in the new version".

I'll also agree that most "Netflix exclusive" stuff tends to suck. That phrase is almost the modern equivalent of "direct to video".

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