Wednesday, January 13, 2016

I HAVE THE POWER! 'Fall of Grayskull' Re-Breathes Life Into Eternia

If someone had told me that $12,000 would get me a live-action Tri-Klops, I would've invented a Kickstarter program for Game-Boy in the 80's to get one.

Director Daniel Benedict took that princely sum (raised on Kickstarter), to create this live-action tale of a Teela racing to accept her destiny, in time to save He-Man (pro-wrestler Brian Cage) from the clutches of Skeletor, Evil-Lyn and yes, Tri-Klops. Mer-Men and Ladies; Fall of Grayskull.


The fan-love involved and the costuming is brilliant. Perfectly faithful to the original action figures, yet brandishing many modern touches, just look at Evil-Lyn’s sinister make-up and headpiece, they are perfect.

While the fantastic plot angles of Teela's self-confidence and grief over the death of her mother sadly seem to be left behind (hopefully for a sequel), so that He-Man and Skeletor can battle it out, I realise that Masters of the Universe has owned the imaginations of these fans and I for over thirty years!

Right from the narrator opening this tale, I'm transported back to the MOTU read-a-long book and tape sets I used to lay on the bed and play as a kid - his voice sounds identical!

So, click play already and give it a watch. Then flip over to the team's Facebook page or website to read the prequel comic and let them know what you thought of their amazing hard work!

7 comments:

  1. the people who made this definitely didn't have the power Dan. but in the interest of courtesy I left the details of my less then flatter review of this effort on the youtube video it's self.

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    1. Less the flattering I meant to write. I hate that blogger deosnt allow you to edit comment I hope they fix that feature some day.

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    2. Likewise Dale especially when auto correct changes words you meant to spell. It's just crazy.

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  2. Holy shit; Teela's boobs! Jesus Christ, they're huge!
    So distractingly huge...

    That was a lot of fun, and had GREAT costume-design! And that was the voice of Skeletor doing the opening!

    ...Poor Evil-Lyn.
    I can't believe Castle Grayskullman was in it!!!
    And a nice Evil Horde and She-Ra tease at the end!
    Damn.
    How could someone not like this?

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    1. I think the only reason people could say no is that TrapJaw is missing. Still I'm sure he'll be in the sequel... if not Stratos!

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  3. That's what I'm saying. Low-buget? Sure, but look at what they were able to create with only $12,000. Now just imagine a waaaay bigger budget and you'll get better results. Damn impressed myself.
    And King's right. Teela's tits........masters of their own universe that I would gladly pay to play in;)

    Thanks for sharing this Dan. Loved it.

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    1. No worries Dale - like Mum always says - 12K used to buy a lot more in my day ;)

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