Masters of the Universe Receives Definitive 84-Word Oral History

"All I did was write the press notes and visit the set, once. I remember very little because I knew it was a cheeseball enterprise from the get-go and I didn't give a shit about any of it. The idea of the Golan & Globus machine attempting to arouse the geek/comic-book fanbase was hopeless from the start... pathetic. [...] Everyone knew it was a tank early on so there was this air of funereal resignation all through production and post-production... everyone just going through the motions." [Hollywood Elsewhere]



Comments

  • Jake says:

    Am I missing something? I can't figure out who wrote this quote. Kind of makes it meaningless without knowing the author.

    Full disclosure, I am a fan of this movie in all its glorious cheesiness.

  • The Winchester says:

    What I don't understand is the "trying to arouse the geek/comic book fanbase" line. Is it to imply that Cannon was late to the game in trying to stoke the flames of comic book folk? Because the fanboy movement wasn't even a glint in the internet's eye at that point.

    Or is it that Cannon, who between this and their Superman rights purchase and their Spiderman attempts and actual Punisher movie (also with Dolph!), were the only company trying but were horribly ill suited to attempt it?

    Whatever it is, two things are a certain:

    1) We need another Cannon Studios in this horrible day and age of test marketing and safe homogenized products.

    2) Dolph rules.

    • S.T. VanAirsdale says:

      1) We need another Cannon Studios in this horrible day and age of test marketing and safe homogenized products.

      Yes. This.

  • Jake says:

    You're gonna make me click a link? But... But... I'm an American. Can't you just do it for me? :)

  • Stig says:

    But surely if tron can turn cheese into a semi precious metal cant other cheese fests? Or are geeks money a different colour now?

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