I'm gonna say the biggest improvements were
1. making Skeletor somewhat menacing (if still a bit of an oaf)
2. He-Man's friends were actually useful! you think o a show where you wanted to sell toys of every character, ever character would be useful, but Filmation apparently did not feel that way.
3. He-Man and prince Adam looked and sounded different. do I need to explain why that was an improvement?
Well if I were stuck writing a reboot I'd say because they'd freak out about a member of the royal family getting his hands dirty fighting the resident evil overlord.
Don't think there was a canon reason.
I just started rewatching the reboot. In part 2 of the 3-part pilot, the Sorceress in charge of holding the Power of Eternia tells him to keep it secret to prevent harm from coming to his family and friends
>the Sorceress in charge of holding the Power of Eternia tells him to keep it secret to prevent harm from coming to his family and friends
>His family is the Royal family
>HIs friends are the Heroic Warriors
>They are Skeletor's entire hit list regardless
He-Man, without a doubt, has the most pointless secret identity ever.
It exists SOLELY to force drama where there doesn't even need to be.
If the entire world knew Adam was He-Man, it wouldn't put his family and friends in any more danger than they were already in.
Worst case scenario, he'd either have to stay He-Man 24/7, or guard his sword a lot more carefully when he's not transformed
fun fact, in the original toyline backstory He-man didn't had a secret identity, he was just a barbarian that fought for the forces of good, it was the Filmation cartoon that introduced Prince Adam as his secret indentity.
He-Man originally wasn't Adam, just He-Man. An alien techno-barbarian tribal warrior.
Nostalgia faggotry and iconic value. If you watch the series and separate them from childhood enjoyment, for instance, no one would prefer the original TMNT cartoon to the 2003 TMNT cartoon.
To be fair, given that Skeletor--in both shows-- would always spy on the Eternian palace or really anything of remote plot interest before hatching an evil scheme around what he's seen, or corroborate it into his existing plan.
And then He-Man shows up and wrecks everything.
So, apart from the fact He-Man can punch out Satan, in general the issue is Skeletor has no idea where this do-gooding jerk keeps showing up from, and if he knew Adam was He-Man, he'd be planning all of his schemes around trapping/killing/imprisoning the alter ego or indirectly targeting him by sending millions of robots or some eldritch mud monster he brought to life to try to murder Adam's family. He may not even win in this instance but it sure makes He-Man's job alot more difficult.
It wasn't as good. It was better animated but the character design was overall better in the 80s one (That horrid 2000s Sorceress) and the stories are pretty much on par and treat kids like retards.
It's alright, but it's wasted potential more than anything.
It was better in basically every way. Take off your nostalgia goggles. The Sorceress looked much better along with basically ever single other design, especially Skeletor and He-Man.
The stories and animation were also much better.
>that plot about Mechanek feeling useless because, well, he is.
>Is approached by obviously shady character to get obviously sealed evil artifact
>does it under the promise of becoming someone cool
It was the same level.
I'm glad I'm not the only one that thought 2002 He-Man was better than the original. I used to love watching it before school as a youngling
>mfw this episode https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPLlcXgrXr4
Agreed. I had to watch it every Saturday with my little brother and thought I would hate it but ended up liking it more than the original.
I also actually liked
Transformers Armadabecause of the pay offs in the end
>My face when
Every single time
No, dude. Not on the better looking female part. Filmation is known to have produced some of the most classically beautiful women in animation. MYP was just new generation west/east amalgamation stuff. You're not going to convince anyone on that.
Also the final showdown with Optimus and Galvatron was pretty bad ass. I also like their fight in Transformers Devastation. Say what you want about it's length, the writing was perfect
>CYBERTRON IS THE CENTER OF MY UNIVERSE
>HOW IS IT NOT AT THE HEART OF YOURS?
He-Man reboot was legit good. I wish the writers of it had worked on Thundercats.
Also Dat Evil Lynn. I swear Evil Lynn, The Baroness and Dr Blight would be part of my harem of EVIL, if i could attain one.
Animation wasn't fantastic but it was serviceable. Mostly just a really neat setting and idea. One of the last truly original things I've ever seen.
>The "Hero" was a literal drooling retard
They would never get away with this today...
and quotable as fuck too
>"Not baked goods Professor, Baked BADS"
There actually is a fan-movie either nearly or fully done with Brian Cage as He-Man.
There's apparently been a new movie in the works for a while. Think there was something about a script rewrite said last year. Some bodybuilding actor said he'd been training for the role of He-Man too.
This had my nostalgia Lv's go an all time high with the original V.A's reprising their parts.
But my favorites will always be the War for Cybertron and Fall...
>Never that third one.
>2003 TMNT was the absolute shit
It was the most faithful adaptation to the comics. It went downhill with fast foward. Btts repaired some stuff. The movie ended the series on a high note.
Nobody can be pleased but imho tmnt was the 1 thing 4kids did well
>when toys r us runs out of optimus prime
>and you have to settle for starscream or megatron because getting your parents too the store and buying something was a ordeal of itself
the part were his trailer became his legs blew my mind as a child and i needed it to live
>The old one had its charm, but the 2002 cartoon was better. Better animation too.
"Better" is a subjective term, but this is one of the most absurd statements on /co/ in a while.
Is the most recent King Kong movie better than the original due to having better special effects? No.
Nobody is going to be watching the shitty 2002 He-Man 30 years from now like they do the original Masters Of the Universe.
>It's a Baxter Stockman gets mutilated episode
I wouldn't count that third one as one of those games. Wasn't even made by the same developers, just had the same look to part of it. The devs of WFC and FOC loved the shit out of Transformers itself, they wouldn't have dropped a turd like Dark Spark or whatever it was.
i remember this show had the fucking best opening
Really? In the Youtube the 200X's 3 part episode has the double number of views from any Filmation bullshit episode. And 30 years from now the Filmation crap will be remembered for the only reason that is remembered so far: A gay joke. Nothing more. While the 200X cartoon is and always will be the foundation for any future MOTU related stuff. For example the cuurent DC comics are based on the 200X cartoon, not the Failmation crap.