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Thread: The magic formula for bring He-man and She-ra back

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    Part of a successful formula for MotU is staying true to the source material. A key component of that is the fact that He-Man is a very masculine, alpha male leader. He isn't only strong physically; he's strong willed and smart. I have doubts that Hollywood has the guts or motivation to make such a character anymore. Everything these days is PC, SJW, 3rd wave feminism, and an assault on traditional masculinity, calling it "toxic." Why do you think they brought back She-Ra but not He-Man? She-Ra can be used to advance politically correct feminism but no way can He-Man fit into anything that's politically correct, not without completely altering the character beyond any recognition from the source material.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trooper View Post
    Part of a successful formula for MotU is staying true to the source material. A key component of that is the fact that He-Man is a very masculine, alpha male leader. He isn't only strong physically; he's strong willed and smart. I have doubts that Hollywood has the guts or motivation to make such a character anymore.
    The He-Man I remember was also compassionate, caring, and good natured to the point of almost being "Christ-like." A lot of super heroes in popular culture are flawed characters who wrestle with their own dark sides to make for more interesting story telling. That wouldn't work with He-Man. Pure goodness is what separates He-Man from other super heroes. He-Man is pure good, the hero with a heart of gold. Some critics say this makes the character one dimensional but I disagree. Only "he who is without sin" can be trusted to wield the ultimate power in the universe. That is where He-Man comes in as the purest good hero that ever existed. He-Man is the one who can do no wrong. He-Man was even a vegetarian because eating meat would harm animals.

    Quote Originally Posted by Trooper View Post
    Everything these days is PC, SJW, 3rd wave feminism, and an assault on traditional masculinity, calling it "toxic." Why do you think they brought back She-Ra but not He-Man? She-Ra can be used to advance politically correct feminism but no way can He-Man fit into anything that's politically correct, not without completely altering the character beyond any recognition from the source material.
    He-Man is exactly what the cultural zeitgeist needs right now: a powerful man who isn't toxic. Young men need role models. The problem with SJW discourse is that it only points out the bad parts of men and doesn't offer any solutions or role models. If people say all forms of masculinity are toxic then it becomes a self fulfilling prophesy. Innocent young boys grow up to be toxic jerks because they have no role models and are constantly told masculinity is toxic. It becomes something expected and natural so men grow into that expected role. What is needed is someone who can go against the tide and show that men are also compassionate and caring. Sympathy is not a weakness and only He-Man embodies that. The world needs He-Man and his moralizing more than ever.

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