By Shawn Rice
“He-Man and The Masters of the Universe” reboot has not received much attention lately; however, price comparison website MoneySuperMarket used the iconic Mattel characters as part of a new ad campaign in a clever way. So, while we can only wait patiently for a new “He-Man” film, in the mean time, you can enjoy a fantastic and amusing video showcasing He-Man and Skeletor.
Running a full two-minutes, the company casts He-Man and Skeletor in roles akin to Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey in “Dirty Dancing” as they do the famed dance routine – albeit this version set in a rough roadhouse. This commercial is the most recent entry in a series of ‘Epic Skeletor’ commercials which have the villain enjoying saving money via the medium of dance.
Here are some reactions on social media to the video.
— Ben McNeil (@Jedibenuk) September 3, 2017
— UrbanAngel (@UrbanAngel2020) September 3, 2017
The He-man & Skeletor Dirty dancing ad is everything
— sara cox (@sarajcox) September 3, 2017
— Justine (@OwlinFlight) September 4, 2017
The much-loved animated series from the 1980s is still widely recognized to this day. Although a 2002 reboot was short-lived, the original adventures of He-Man and his pals remain cult viewing for cheesy cartoon aficionados. The classic film, “Masters of the Universe” is a guilty pleasure.
On Aug. 7, 1987, the live-action He-Man movie Masters of the Universe arrived in theaters, becoming one of the first toy-to-movie adaptations to hit the big screen. While there was already a popular animated series on TV, the film starring Dolph Lundgren as the powerful warrior was based primarily on the popular Mattel action figures. Along with Gwildor, Teela, and Duncan (a.k.a. Man-at-Arms), He-Man finds himself on Earth searching for a cosmic key, which ends up in the hands of two teens (Courteney Cox and Robert Duncan McNeill). At the same time, he and his team battle the evil Skeletor (Frank Langella) for control of Castle Greyskull, which the villain has infiltrated.
This commercial is the most recent entry in the series of “Epic Skeletor” ads that see the fleshless villain expressing his joy at saving money on MoneySuperMarket via the medium of dance. The previous clip showed Skeletor dancing through the streets of the United Kingdom to “Fame” and only featured He-Man in a short cameo towards the end. The spot was directed by the Bobbsey Twins from Homicide, and the campaign is supported by digital and social media.
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