Masters of the Universe

Synopsis: On the planet Eternia, Skeletor and his dark army overthrow the Sorceress of Castle Grayskull expecting to acquire her power. He-Man, his old friend Duncan "Man-at-Arms" and his daughter Teela are attacked by Skeletor's soldiers and they defeat them. They also rescue their prisoner, the inventor and locksmith Gwildor. He explains that he was lured by Evil-Lyn that used his invention Cosmic Key to open the gates and seize the Castle Grayskull. He-Man and his friends retrieve the prototype of the Cosmic Key trying to release the Sorcereress but they are defeated by Skeletor and his army and Gwildor uses his key to open and portal for them to flee. They come to Earth but lose the key. Meanwhile Julie Winston, who grieves the loss of her parents in a plane crash, and her boyfriend Kevin Corrigan find and activate the key, believing it is a foreign musical instrument. On Eternia, Evil-Lyn locates the Cosmic Key and Skeletor sends her with a group of mercenaries and soldiers to vanquish He-m
Director(s): Gary Goddard
Production: Cannon Films
  2 wins & 5 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
106 min

At the center of the universe... the border between

the light and the dark...

...stands Castle Greyskull.

For countless ages

the Sorceress of Greyskull...

...has kept this universe in harmny...

...but the armies f darkness d nt rest...

...and the capture of Greyskull

is ever most in their minds.

For to those that control Greyskull

will come the power...

...the power to be supreme...

...the power to be almighty...

...the power to be...

...masters of the universe.

Report, Evil-Lyn. Speak!

We have sealed the gates to the city.

The castle is secure and we are closing in

on the Thenurian as we speak.

- Yes! Yes! And He-Man?

- He continues to lead the resistance.

I assure you,

we will have him before the day is out.

I want him kneeling at my feet.

After all this time...

...Greyskull is ours.



Someone is speaking to me.



My lovely prisoner.

My prisoner at last.

I've won!

I've won.

The darkness is rising to embrace you.

The dark can embrace the light,

but never eclipse it.

You have not won yet, Skeletor.

He-Man is still alive.

- I can feel it!

- Really?

How sensitive you are.

Can you feel...


Evil-Lyn, activate the holosphere.

People of Eternia...

...the war is over.

My frces are victrius.

The Sorceress of Greyskull is my prisoner...

...and her powers

are now joined with mine.

Let this be my first decree:

Thse wh d nt

pledge themselves t me...

...shall be destroyed.

The new age begins.

He-Man! Thank the Sorceress you're alive!

I've been looking for you!


It was terrible.

How many units are left?

Not many.

All of us were scattered.

Suddenly, they were everywhere.


Someone betrayed us.



- Get me out of this!

- It's all right.

Help! Somebody!

- Help!

- All right, we heard you.

- Pull the pole out.

- Careful!

- Thank the Sorceress.

- Here you come.

Who are you?

I am Gwildor of Thenur...

...locksmith and inventor.

Skeletor's forces were hunting me down.

A million blessings upon you

for saving my life.

No blessing is necessary.

Any foe of Skeletor is a friend of ours.

Now, why are you so important

to Skeletor?

Help me.

I'd better show you.

Please, come with me.

I remember the days

we didn't have to lock our doors.

Those days will come back. Oh, yes.

Enter, enter.

Come in. Come in.

Welcome to my home.

Come on.

Now, you ask...

...why Skeletor asks for me..

Because of my invention.

Because of this.

Now I wish I hadn't created it.

Skeletor wants me killed

so I can't make another one.

If he knew I had this prototype...

What is it?

What does it do?

I call it...

...the "Cosmic Key. "

It is the most unique key in the universe.

The tones it generates...

...can open a doorway to anywhere.



One simply computes gravitonic tones...

...for a specific destination...

...activates the energizer and-

And that's how Skeletor's troops

got into the city and surprised us.


I'm afraid so.

You little worm.

- Don't you realize what you've done?

- Easy, Teela.

He didn't know.

That's right. How could I know?

We Thenurians are a peaceful race.

Trusting in every way.

A woman came to see me.

Said she heard about my fame

as a locksmith.

She seemed interested in my work.

How could I know

she was from Snake Mountain?

- She was beautiful.

- That would be Evil-Lyn.

She tricked me. She stole the Key!


...can this device of yours

get us into Greyskull?


To the Sorceress?

Those were the first coordinates

I calculated before she came.

- Good!

- We can't, we can't.

If we disturb the gravitonic waves...

...Skeletor's key will locate us.

Sounds like he's already located us.

Warlord, to the point!

No, not that way.

This way, the secret passage.

- Hurry! Hurry!

- Look.

In the corner, there. Let's move.

Gwildor, where does this lead?

To the caverns underneath Greyskull.


Gwildor, hurry.

- Yes, yes.

- Come on!

I don't like adventures.

Secure the room!


Find the Key!

Tear this place apart!

He-Man, we made it! Look.

I know he's here waiting for us.

- You're right. It's too quiet.

- Look.

The Sorceress.

Come on!

Gwildor, hurry.

- Be careful.

- Quiet.


Sorceress, we'll free you.

Skeletor has imprisoned me

within this energy field...

...which only he can dissolve.

- You are in danger here. You must leave.

- We won't leave without you, Sorceress.

Gwildor, can your key open the door

to this force field?

- Of course.

- Then do it now.

- It'll take time.

- Let's get started then.

Gwildor, over here.

I have to take a reading...

...and compute the gravitonic tones.

He's taking your power.

I can withstand him until moonrise.

Until the Great Eye opens on the universe.

They're coming!

Gwildor, get back there. Keep working.

Come on! Come on!

Everything comes to he who waits.

And I have waited... very long for this moment.

Let her go.

I don't think so.


While she remains imprisoned

within this field...

...her powers increase my own...

...and when the moon reaches its zenith...

...the Great Eye will open...

...and all the powers of Greyskull...

...will be bestowed upon me.

Your wondrous Sorceress...

...will die!

You dare threaten her life!

I dare anything!

I am Skeletor.

Throw down your weapons...

...and pledge yourselves to me...

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David Odell

David Odell is an American screenwriter and film director.Odell was nominated in 1980 for an Emmy for Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program for The Muppet Show alongside Jim Henson, Don Hinkley, and Jerry Juhl. He won the award the following year with co-nominees Jerry Juhl and Chris Langham. more…

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