Grayskull's honor is very intact in Netflix's re-imagining of She-Ra.
"She-ra and the princesses of power," which begins streaming on September 13, is another remastered animation hit from the 1980s by Netflix and DreamWorks. At first glance, this show seems to create a younger Snapchattier audience than their other repeats from the '80s, "Voltron: Legendary Defender." ("Voltron," however, has more than convinced those who grew up-I''m speaking from experience here.)
"Voltron" has not moved too far from its original artistic origins: the actions are deeper, but the overall impression of the show's first show is there. But before anyone saw a trailer or episode, "She-Ra" dealt with the sensational social media screams of those who were not satisfied with the series' new look. The revamped design, which is more comic and hopes to delight young girls who dream of being warrior princesses instead of satisfying an aging male gaze, was put online by 26-year-old showrunner Noelle Stevenson. Stevenson, a cartoonist honored with the Eisner Prize, had the task of maintaining the essence of "She-Ra," but was allowed to return to the drawing board when it came to the origins of her universe.
However, this new version of "She-Ra" is not so different from its predecessor that it is unrecognizable to longtime fans. Stevenson and her creative team have been plentiful from the original show, from the evil Hordak and his Horde army to the classic "she-ra" antagonist Catra. There are unicorns, and most of all there is Adora, the protagonist whose life is turned upside down when she encounters a magic sword that turns her into she-ra, a superpower against evil. (And yes, she says "In honor of Grayskull" before every transformation. Did you really think they would leave? The out?)
To the "She-Ra" -support, the other princesses of power are added. There are many, each with special powers and different personalities, in all sizes, ages and colors. They are scattered in this universe once they are united. This department gives Hordak and his army the opportunity to take over the entire existence. It's up to Adora (raised by the Horde and now fighting alongside her resistance) and her new BFFs Bow and Glimmer to find a way to reunite her, hoping to build an alliance against an evil, not even her , Ra is powerful enough to stand alone.
The heart of the new series is the sisterly binding feud between Adora and Catra. Although the opponents look at their opponents deeper and deeper during the show of the original show, this is part of the many welcome additions to this myth. Both of them grew up as children raised by the Horde, and we have gained insights into the things that have brought them so close together. We also learn why Catra began to distance herself from Adora before Adora passed away and eventually became She-Ra. Their relationship succeeds, despite the inevitability of the two, to become enemies, to be heartfelt. Catras claws and determination to be the best are just as powerful as the power of Adora's sword.
The voice of "She-Ra and the princesses of power" is top notch, led by Aimee Carrero (She-Ra / Adora), who does not know princesses: she is also the voice of Princess Elena on Disney Channel. "Elena of Avalor. "Blackish's Marcus Scribner speaks the weird arc, and the teleporter Glimmer is – surprisingly – spoken very sweetly by Karen Fukuhara, the same actress who slashed bad guys like Katana in" Suicide Squad ". Weaver is She-Ra's Best Singing & # 39; s articulated with intimidation by Lorraine Toussaint, who only responds to horde leader Hordak (Keston John).
You can also add "She-Ra" to the list of Netflix shows, where a title song / opening balance is so good that it can not be skipped, with "Daredevil", "The Crown" and "Narcos".
Do not skip "She-Ra" because it does not look like you remember: the power, the sword, the story – everything is here. Give it a chance for a carefully crafted story that you will not forget so quickly.
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