Thursday, 27 August 2015

10 reasons why Masters of the Universe (1987) rocked


Masters of the Universe was one of the many movies that I grew up with. My dad would plonk me down in front of the TV, get a video out of the glass cabinet where we stored our movie collection and let me watch pretty much anything going.

Every Wednesday we would watch a different movie, this time was going to be different however. Masters of the Universe had come out a few years before and had made it on to TV, so my dad taped it for us to watch.

So the plan with this is to list the 10 things I remember rocking, watch the movie again and then see if my rose tinted specs were too heavily tinted!

Here are the top 10 things I remember about the movie. WARNING having not watched it in a long time I may very well be remembering this through rose tinted spectacles! You have officially been warned!

1.) Skeletor was scary! His make-up was done really well and his beady little eyes behind the big black eye sockets looked cool.

2.) Jon Cypher (cool name) and Chelsea Field were cool team mates in the form of Man-at-Arms and Teela (naice!)

3.) They started the movie in Eternia instead of on Earth, brave stuff, most people aren't interested in things that aren't immediately familiar (especially in the pre-80's)

4.) The bounty hunters were total badasses (I liked the bounty hunters in Star Wars for the same reason, they were all different species and had different skill sets)

5.) I seem to remember a scene where Skeletor turns up on his floating battle barge thing, that was definitely cool to an 8 year old.

6.) Gwildor.

7.) Karg looked like some kind of fucked up goblin, which I thought was pretty cool.

8.) Skeletor's monologue before he gains the power of Castle Greyskull from the eye of the universe, oh and the robotic voice that says "The eye opens".

9.) Robert Duncan McNeill, aka Tom Paris from Star Trek Voyager is in it!

10.) Before the final battle between He-Man and Skeletor He-Man has to retrieve the Power Sword from its incarceration in Skeletor's throne. When he pulls the sword from the mechanical device holding it he shouts "I HAVE THE POWER!" which is pretty much the coolest thing ever.

Gotta say I think I have remembered quite a lot of detail so it must have had an impression on me as a kid! Check back next week to see what my reaction to watching it again was :D

Thursday, 20 August 2015

Return of the Killer Tomatoes (1988)

It doesn't get much weirder than this baby! Good old Dr. Gangrene develops a new strain of ultra violent veggies in the sequel to the 1978 classic Attack of the Killer Tomatoes,

I don't really know what else to say other than you really need to see this to believe it.

Thursday, 13 August 2015

The story so far

Ok so the blog seems to be coming along nicely.

In other news I am starting a new series called Making Bad on YouTube and will be linking the episodes here weekly shortly.

Thursday, 6 August 2015

Knightriders (1981)

Tom Savini in what can only be described as cardboard armour riding around on a motorcycle like a knight would a horse. Fantastic! The story follows Ed Harris, soon to become a major star, as the leader of a troupe of travelling entertainers trying to live their lives according to the ideals of King Arthur - no easy feat in Reagan's America, where the outside world and its financial realities constantly encroach on their dreams.

Sheer unadulterated nonsense! Gotta love it!