Well if you look at it through the eyes of an adult then yes, its pretty goofy and low budget . I pretty much enjoyed it as a kiddy . It had a gritty feel to it .The whole Skeletor taken over Eternia thing . Feels like one of Heman,s final adventures before he retires . Skeletor is not just a handfull of goons but he corrupted enough of Eternia and its people to have an army .
Man At Arms and Evil Lynn were friggin awesome . "Lubic" did the human race proud . Oh boy Cortney Cox was a teeny bopper and in a much much better movie then teeny bopper Jen and the leprechaun. Gwildor was no more or less irritating then Orko. A few low points was Skeletor and Tina Turner costumes .
. It would have been cool if they called Beastman , Grizzlor instead . That was a Grizzlor
If that was translated into filmation multipart cartoon episode , It would probably be considered one of the best.
Live action has limits yes . There is some awful effects and acting but they did a good enough job to convince me that i am looking at HeMan and the Masters of the Universe movie. Growing up in the 80,s we were always exposed to strange and sometimes substandard translations . Its no better or worse then a MOTU ladybug book .
Its the only live action we have and until someone makes another if ever
. Then we can rag on it fully.