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What Is The Song In The Masters Of The Universe: Revelation Teaser?

"Masters of the Universe: Revelation" is coming in hot, injecting 50 ccs of pure, uncut life into a franchise best known to contemporary generations for its use in that "What's Going On?" YouTube video. The long-awaited return to Castle Grayskull was heralded by a banger of a teaser trailer on June 10, 2021.

Fans had plenty to latch onto as they feasted their peepers on Kevin Smith's reimagining of the beloved series. Prince Adam and Skeletor, seemingly doomed to spend an eternity locked in mortal combat, are seen butting heads like in the old days. Cringer appears in full feline battle regalia, the Sorceress of Castle Grayskull makes a classic befeathered entrance, Man-At-Arms clocks Trap Jaw right in his jaw-which-is-a-trap, and Beast Man walks the precarious line between being a man and some kind of a beast.

Helpfully, the whole thing is backed by "Holding Out For A Hero," the hit 1984 single originally belted by Bonnie Tyler. Written by and Dean Pitchford for the soundtrack to "Footloose," where it was masterfully utilized as a backing track for Kevin Bacon to play chicken with heavy farm equipment, the song begs the question, "Where have all the good men gone?" Just you wait, Bonnie Tyler. He-Man's a-comin', presumably alongside Moss Man, Ram Man, Man-E-Faces, and a bevy of other men who, while not necessarily empirically good, at least let you know what their deal is up front.

And while "Masters of the Universe: Revelation" is the latest entry in the pages of popular culture to use the song, it's far from the first.

Masters of the Universe: Revelation makes good use of traditional storm-the-castle music

"Holding Out For A Hero" has a storied history, and its undeniable energy has earned it a spot in more than a few memorable films, from "Short Circuit 2" to the trailer for "Detective Pikachu" to a Lunchables TV commercial. But from a cold, objective, scientific perspective, the song has never been more perfectly utilized than during the climactic third act of the 2004 seminal cinematic masterpiece "Shrek 2."

The situation couldn't have been more bleak. Shrek, an ogre whose personal development has been hobbled by body image issues, has consumed a potion designed to turn him into a handsome prince. This transformation sets the stage for the nefarious Fairy Godmother to replace Shrek with an imposter in the hopes of duping his beloved Fiona into marrying the Fairy Godmother's son, Prince Charming, who surreptitiously poses as the transfigured protagonist. Upon learning of this dastardly turn of events, Shrek and his comrades storm the castle gates, hoping to stop a further plot to ensnare Fiona via the use of a love potion while also allowing Shrek and Fiona to kiss before midnight, solidifying the effects of the brew that made them more traditionally attractive. The whole sequence is set to the Fairy Godmother singing "Holding Out for a Hero," and it slaps so hard that it technically counts as physical assault.

Anyway, "Masters of the Universe: Revelation" is scheduled to hit Netflix on July 23, 2021.