'Masters of the Universe: Revelations' Part 2 Review: Reboot puts He-Man in the backseat

'Masters of the Universe: Revelation' gets draggy along the way, but safe to say, this reboot is a success


                            'Masters of the Universe: Revelations' Part 2 Review: Reboot puts He-Man in the backseat
Mark Hamill as Skelegod in 'Masters Of The Universe: Revelation' (Netflix)

Spoilers for 'Masters of the Universe: Revelation'

'Masters of the Universe: Revelation' may just have gotten started after it finishes Season 2 in an intense five-episode series. The cutting-edge animation and the ambitious storytelling works well, but the final fight packs in too much of a sorcery battle to make the end look a lot more like a life lesson. That though, doesn't mean 'Revelation' is a disappointment. The twists and surprises make it worth the watch and the episodes with a crisp, less than 30 minutes runtime makes it a breezy affair.

The second part of the series delves a lot into the people that make Eternia, the role of the Sorceress and the fact that the Power Sword is just a conduit for harnessing champion superpower and ultimately the shocker at the end that says a new chapter is over the horizon. Somewhere in all these explanations, 'Revelations' loses itself and focuses more on the magic and appreciation of the universe. Such is the focus on the world-building that the battle between He-Man and Skeletor takes a backseat.

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Last we saw, Teela and her band of heroes and villains succeed in bringing Prince Adam from Preternia, only for them to discover that Skeletor was hiding in Evil-Lyn's scepter the entire time. He seizes the right opportunity to grab the Power Sword and become 'Skelegod', an improved and far powerful version who dictates the terms for the first couple of episodes. Soon after, the threat arises in the form of a disgruntled Evil-Lyn that also ends with an unlikely team-up between the good and the evil that most ardents didn't expect.

Much of He-Man is seen only in the final two chapters, and until that time, it is all a Prince Adam show who proves that being a hero isn't about ripping, huge muscles, and the sword. Sarah Michelle Gellar's Teela and Lena Headey's Evil-Lyn steal the show in the end making He-Man more of a supporting character. This may not sit down too well with some sections of the audience, but we're willing to let this pass under the assumption that there might be a Part 3 in the offing.

Teela and Evil-Lyn's pasts are better explored making them key characters in this series. The latter was seen siding with the heroes and the betrayal by the one who claims "to have made her" stings her hard as she goes on a universe destroying spree. Teela's metamorphosis from a warrior to a sorceress is an emotional journey and these aspects lend more depth to the show. 'Masters of the Universe: Revelation' impresses in a draggy sort of way, but safe to say, this reboot is a success. 

'Masters of the Universe: Revelation' Part 2 is currently streaming on Netflix.

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