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Homemade He-Man intro has the poorly constructed power of Grayskull

(Image: CineFix)

CineFix’s Homemade Movies series is rough enough when its tackling special effects-heavy stuff like The Battle Of Hoth, the Age Of Ultron trailer, or the transformation scene from An American Werewolf In London, but the latest video takes it to a new level with its recreation of the intro to He-Man And The Masters Of The Universe. As far as cartoons go, the opening for He-Man isn’t the worst ever, but it’s certainly not good. It’s very static, what little animation is there isn’t especially tight, and it all hinges on some pretty cheesy voiceover. That might make it a little tough to have fun with in the way that the Homemade series usually does, but this nails it by specifically replicating all of the original’s weird quirks:

The use of an actual toy feels like cheating, but it’s easy to forgive that when the rest of the video is so well done. Plus, there’s even a side-by-side comparison that shows both the original intro and the Homemade one:

Finally, CineFix has also released a behind-the-scenes video that reveals just how much work went into this goofy thing (spoiler: it was tons of work):

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