Journey To The Planet Eternia In This Week's Sunday Matinee

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For this weekend’s Sunday Matinee, we’re going back to 1987 for Masters of the Universe. This live action adaptation of the Mattel franchise was a critical box office failure, but for b-movie campiness? You can’t get much better.

The cartoon series is a bit better remembered, but this film was adapted from the toy line itself, rather than off of the cartoons themselves.


So, sit back, watch and follow along with your fellow io9 commenters.

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Frank Langella’s Skeletor is the gold standard by which movie supervillains should be measured. This was a case where the villain so far outclassed the “heroes” as to be hilarious.