She-Ra and the Princesses of Power updates a classic 80’s series, while renewing audiences and satisfying nostalgia (watch here). Netflix rarely cloud hit this many audiences at the same time. There are those who still remember She-Ra’s cartoon with affection, which ran five days a week in its first season and on Saturday mornings in its second. It was a spin-off of “He-Man and the Masters of the Universe”, another resounding success, but that was aimed at the male audience. She-Ra came to be the girls’ heroine – and to make lots of money with licensed products.
One of the themes covered in this first season of She-Ra and the Princesses of Power is empowerment, both feminine and LGBT. The soldier Adora, who ends up finding the sword that gives her a chance to become She-Ra, is a common character, who would normally be relegated to the role society would give her: without any importance or relevance, she would be doomed to always stand behind men soldiers. The encounter of the sword and the revelation of her alter-ego causes an attitude transformation, even outside the new persona. We follow Adora’s trajectory, who realizes that she doesn’t need magical powers to be respected as a woman in a downright sexist society.
She-Ra faces several enemies in its episodes, which have great emotional catharsis. In addition, she must also face a moral dilemma, as her best friend ends up going to the evil side. Evidently, this brings her headaches, while the heroine needs to find a way to bring her friend back to the good side. Of course, this storyline enchants children – on the other hand, it also sensitizes adults.
She-Ra and the Princesses of Power is a competent and charismatic animation that has a great impact on those who watch. The traits hardly resemble the ’80s project – they are softer and subtler. In compensation, the script excels in honoring it, and just as it doesn’t lose the essence of the well-known character, it also makes a permanent update, bringing it to the present day.
Synopsis 1: A new hero rises on a war-torn planet and discovers her destiny. With help from her friends, she fights to restore balance to the world.
Synopsis 2: Soldier Adora finds a magic sword – and her identity as legendary hero She-Ra. She joins the Rebellion, but her best friend stays with the evil Horde.
Age rating: Everyone