It is a dark and stormy night in this animated feature. Prince Adam of Eternia (alias He-Man) is summoned to Castle Grayskull and magicked to Etheria to quest the meaning of the secret of the sword, a secret worthy of Dynasty. In the Whispering Woods, our Aryan hero teams up with swish Bo and villeins against the evil Hordak, leader of the Horde, whose villains include Shadow Weaver and other Mattel characters from the TV series He-Man and Masters of the Universe. Magna-Beam Transporters are no defence against Good Manners. There is the usual gamut of silly voices and gang of goody-goody creatures, including a gluttonous green tiger, but the cuteness is kept to a minimum. The amalgam of fairytale, sci-fi and Greek mythology is exciting, the backgrounds dynamic, the music catchy, the pace furious: kids will love it.
The Secret of the Sword
Cast and crew
|Director:||Marsh Lamore, Gwen Wetzler, Bill Reed, Ed Friedman, Lou Kachivas|
|Screenwriter:||Bob Forward, Larry Ditillo|