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Because I miss doing a review, let me share my thoughts on the two He-man episodes I saw recently. The first one concerned them going down to Subternia to stop King Hiss from getting the amulet of Serpos the snake god. They are joined by Fisto who I guess was an old army buddy of Duncan. The Snake men get away but the episode was cool anyway.

The second episode was more complicated. King Hiss planned to summon Serpos but was distracted first by Adam, Fisto, and Man-E-Faces infiltrating their hideout then by the news that Evil-Lynn planned to cast a spell at the Well of Darkness to release Hordak. Apparently, it was Hordak that stopped the Snakemen the first time before being stopped himself. Not knowing what was really going on, He-man fights the Snakemen on the River of Fire on the way to the Well. After being told that the danger concerns Hordak, He-man seals the Well shut. It doesn't look likely that they will bring him into the show anytime soon. Oh well.

I also just want to say what an awesome movie Mask of Zorro really is. The right amounts of action, comedy and romance. I read not too long ago that they're finally doing a sequel but many of the best parts were the training scenes between Diego and Alejandro so I'm unsure how good it'll be.

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