The film stars Dolph Lundgren as He-Man, the defender of Eternia and arch-nemesis of Skeletor. Skeletor has trapped the sorceress of Grayskull and wants to gain all of her power when the great eye of the galaxy opens. Our heroes He-Man, Man at Arms and Teela are forced to escape to earth and regroup for another assault only to have lost their way home, the cosmic key. Can they find the key before Skeletor's forces do and get back to Eternia in time to stop him?
The plot is pretty standard fare for a fantasy film, but it was still entertaining. Even though I'm not really familiar with the story of the cartoon, I didn't find it was necessary to know the full story to enjoy the movie for what it is. The overall story was good, but the weak point of the movie is the time spent on Earth. It felt like the epic world and story on Eternia was the bookend to the mediocre one on earth wedged in the middle. Had some of the original plot points, such as He-Man's mother being from Earth been included, it might have made the Earth Segments more interesting.
Verdict: Nostalgic cheese at its finest and great throwback to 80's fantasy films.