My dad even knew that we had to stay after the credits for something, he was quite up to date on the movie lol.
If they hadn't chosen the characters they were going to use carefully so they only had characters they could make look as realistic (under the circumstances) as possible, and just tried to get in as many favourites as they can, the movie would have been littered with rubber caricatures, puppets, and jerky animated models with a nice white outline as they were superimposed.
In a nutshell, it would have looked just like the Garbage Pail Kids photo!
This is not to say i don't enjoy the original MOTU movie for it is, just that special effect technology of the time is not a convincing excuse for some of the problems people had with it.
Like I said, "under the circumstances", i.e. the special effects technology at the time available to a small movie company like Canon, with a very small budget to realise those effects on top of all the other bills that come with making a movie, it could have looked exactly like that image!
It's not about what can be done, but what can be done under the circumstances made available. In '87, we had the technology to build vehicles that flew into space. My circumstances however only allowed me access to technology that had 2 wheels and pedals. You can't criticise a company for working within their means.
The only way it will work is if it is a serious epic... most likely a trilogy. It should have the same tone as Lord Of The Rings, but with a little Star Wars mixed in. CGI should be used for Orko, Battlecat and Skeletor's face. Two different actors should play Adam and He-Man, but they should look very similar in the face.
The first 1/3 of the 1st movie should tell the backstory of Eternia, King Grayskull, Teela Na (The Sorceress), Hordak, and then Randor and Keldor. The rest of the movie should be Skeletor's rise & Adam's story of rejecting his destiny, losing the sword, recovering the sword and finally changing into He-Man the first time near the end of the movie.
If this isnt taken serious and isnt treated like a huge epic, it will fail.
I want the new movie to be called Masters of the Universe!
DYNASTY AND THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE
I'd like to see a page 1 re-write from someone at Columbia.
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Sorry, not happening in 2011 and it is also no longer called Grayskull. Thatís what it was called when Warner Brothers held the rights, but they donít have them anymore. Sony have the rights now, and the new writer has said that, for the moment at least, the new script is just called Masters of the Universe. Still, we donít when itís coming out, or even if itís getting made at all. I hope Sony do greenlight it. At the moment, though, all we know is that the writers of Predators are writing the script.
Still, I think itís safe to say that weíre not going to be seeing a MOTU film anytime before 2013.
Just for the future, though, don’t taken anything from IMDB seriously, especially not if it hasn’t been confirmed beforehand. Some of the best movie news websites I can think of are comingsoon.net, aintitcoolnews.com, latinoreview.com and slashfilm.com. They're all pretty trustworthy.
Release date? Well, as of now, I’ll put my life savings on 2015.
I think we will hear news in March.
And I also think if Gi joe works well... get ready for March / April 2015.
2015 = sure bet of success when your pitting the Power of Grayskull up against The Force! (I'm being sarcastic, of course. Remember Star Wars VII is released 2015.)
"I wouldn't be surprised if this movie has Adam as a skinny nerd from Earth battling another skinny nerd-hacker from Earth that used an alias of Keldor. They then enter Tron-style to a cyber world called Eternia, where they control muscle-bound avatars to battle (called He-Man and Skeletor). And these same avatars come to life and continue to battle in present-day Earth." - VZX
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I think retaliation will be successful, the ninja scene is a strong weapon promotional, plus Bruce Willis, The Rock and Tattum in the cast.