Re: Masters of the Universe is the ultimate Jack Kirby movie
Originally Posted by KangConquers
This is sort of true, but I think it's more due to the source material being derrivative and overly familiar; Masters of the Universe has elements of the New Gods, Conan The Barbarian, and Thor, with maybe even a little star wars. There's nothing in there that's that original, so you're going to see tons of passing similarities.
They're not passing similarities. It's all deliberate. You read how the director Gary Goddard, with whom I have actually discussed the movie with, wanted the movie dedicated to Kirby? Masters of the Universe movie is quite a departure from the He-Man cartoon. It takes the basics of it, and turns it into a huge Kirby-fest.
There is no Marvel/DC rivalry. Most of the great comic creators worked for both; Jack Kirby, Frank Miller, Grant Morrison, Walt Simonsen, Gil Kane, Steve Ditko, John Byrne, Steve Englehart, Mark Waid...even Stan Lee.