Masters of the Universe

Release Date: 1987

DVD Release Date: October 23rd, 2001

PG |1 hr 45 min

Plot Summary

When the evil Skeletor (Frank Langella) finds a mysterious power called the Cosmic Key, he becomes nearly invincible. However, courageous warrior He-Man (Dolph Lundgren) locates inventor Gwildor (Billy Barty), who created the Key and has another version of it. During a battle, one of the Keys is transported to Earth, where it is found by teenagers Julie (Courteney Cox) and Kevin (Robert Duncan McNeill). Now both He-Man and Skeletor's forces arrive on Earth searching for the potent weapon.

Cast: Dolph Lundgren, Frank Langella, Meg Foster, Courteney Cox, James Tolkan, Christina Pickles, Billy Barty, Robert Duncan McNeill

Director: Gary Goddard

Genres: Fantasy

Production Co: Cannon Group, Edward R. Pressman Film Corp., Golan-Globus

Keywords: 1980s, Rescue, Rivalry

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 63
    Miami Herald

    Masters of the Universe is an enjoyable escape, borrowing rather successfully from E.T., Star Wars and Back to the Future. [17 Aug 1987, p.C5]

  • 63
    Chicago Tribune

    Everyone knows how the battles will turn out. It's what's between them that raises Masters Of The Universe ever so slightly above the mediocre. show more

  • 20

    I'm not going to lie to you here, this movie is a steaming pile of you-know-what. The acting is horrendous, the story is the most cookie-cutter clone of every movie after Star Wars as you can get, and the effects are downright laughable. Even an easy effect such as a laser blast looks bad here. show more

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