Thursday, 6 April 2017

AtoZ2017 - E is for Evil-Lyn & Captain Etienne of Navarre #AtoZChallenge,

Welcome to Day 5 of the AtoZChallenge and the letter E. Every day in April (except Sundays) I will be making a post about shapeshifters of all kinds. Check back to see my choices and, from time to time some flash fiction too.

E is for 


So you might have noticed that I have a liking for 80s movies. What can I say, I am a child of the 80s. Today we have another shapeshifter from one of the decade's glorious films: Masters of the Universe.

Evil-Lyn, played wonderfully by the stunning Meg Foster is one of the hench-persons of the terrible Skeletor, who has used the Cosmic Key to invade Castle Greyskull and imprison the Sorceress.

He-man and friends escape to Earth, only to be pursued by forces led by Evil-Lyn. She is clearly the brains among the hence-persons. She is a sorcess with the power to transform into anything or anyone, which she uses to trick Julie into helping her.

If you like your action loud, your plots obvious and your dialog a little corny, this is the movie for you. It is unadulterated fun without remorse. If nothing else you get to see Dolph Lundgren flexing his muscles as He-Man ;).

Werewolf of the Day

Captian Etienne of Navarre (Ladyhawke)

Yep, still in the 80s for today's werewolf as well. If you haven't seen Ladyhawke you are missing out, if for nothing else than the wonderful performance of Matthew Broderick as Mouse.

However, I am not talking about Mouse, since he is a clever, but average mortal. Today's werewolf if Captain Etienne of Navarre, mostly know as Navarre as played by Rutger Hauer. Cursed by the rogue Bishop of Aquila he becomes a wolf every night, driven by his instincts with no human mind.

To make it worse, the love of his life, Isabeau, if cursed to become a hawk by day and only turns back into a woman at night. They meet for a fleeting moment each dawn and each evening and that is all.

Navarre has had enough and plans to kill the Bishop in revenge, but there may be the tiniest hope of a cure. He reluctantly teams up with Mouse, the only man to ever have escaped from the dungeons of Aquila.

This is a great film, everyone should watch it.

Thank you for reading and for any comments, I will visit back.
  • Have you seen Masters of the Universe? Aren't the costumes just awesomely over the top!
  • Do you think it would be worse to be the hawk or the wolf if under a curse?
See you tomorrow :)

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  1. I'd go with being a hawk if cursed because then I could fly!

  2. For once, I actually know both references.

    Evil-Lyn, every time I see that name, I think of Robot Chicken where Skeletor, Evil-Lyn, and Beastman kill He-Man. They go into hiding, and Evil-Lyn claims that she will become Good-Lyn. To which Skeletor replies, "I always thought it was pronounce Evelyn!"

    Ladyhawk is a great film, and I feel like we've talked about this movie before. They don't make them like they use to.

  3. Hi Tasha - I missed out on the 80s as I was over in South Africa and preoccupied with other things ... Equity rulings prevailed - mostly American things got through. I'd be a hawk definitely - rather be up there, than roaming around down here! Cheers Hilary

  4. I haven't seen the He-Man movie since I was a kid (and then probably only once) so I don't much remember it, but I have recently re-watched the old cartoon series with my kids (spoiler: It's f***ing terrible). In the cartoon Evil-lyn is portrayed as nearly an equal to Skeletor in power, with a variety of magic abilities, and she is surprisingly well-developed, far more than the other bad guys. At times she's even a bit of a sympathetic character.

    But now I want to go watch the movie for the crazy costumes and terrible dialogue.

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  5. I LOVE Ladyhawke! It's one of those movies that I think helped form/nourish my impressionable creative brain as a kid. I saw it again somewhat recently-ish (5-10 years ago), and it's still really good, but, man, the music is pretty appalling hehe. You really can't go wrong with Rutger Hauer and Matthew Broderick, though. Now I want to watch it again... :)

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  6. A hawk or a wolf...When I imagine myself as an animal, I always think about what I would eat. I'm superficial that way. I think hawks and wolves eat similar items--small rodents. Yuck. I think it would be fun to soar, so I guess I'll go with hawk.

  7. I love Ladyhawk! Such a gloriously 80s movie :D
    Also, gotta love villain names from the 80s. Or villain names in general. We recently watched the new Power Rangers movie, and when they called Elizabeth Banks "Rita Repulsa," I completely lost it in the middle of the theater... XD XD XD (Okay, this was my first encounter with PR ever)

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  8. I forgot all about the live action He-Man movie! Thanks for reminding me! :)

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  9. I grew up with the Masters of the Universe cartoon, but never saw the movie. Sounds fun.

    Looks like true love between a hawk and a wolf never runs smooth...

  10. Today you are speaking my language. i love the he-man movie as well as ladyhawke. I have fond memories of both from my childhood. Thank you for having them today. i can't keep the grin off my face now because i keep thinking back on them.

  11. What a curse! To only be able to meet a few moments at dawn and dusk.
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