In the 90’s, a television series called “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers,” became an instant hit on Fox Kids. (a former channel similar to kids WB) The basic premise is about a group of teenagers are recruited by a mystical being name Zordon and his robot assistant Alpha 5, to protect the Earth from Rita Repulsa who wants to take over the planet. In each episode, the team fights a giant monster created by Rita end at the end of the episode, they’re victorious.
As the years go by, the series spawned dozens of seasons. Currently there are 24. The series was also a merchandise driven property selling toys, clothes, costumes, lunch boxes, etc. Due to popularity, Haim Saban, the creator of the franchise, went on to become a billionaire. Now that’s a fortune for winning big lottery!
Before this movie was released, there were also two Power Rangers films called “Mighty Morphin Powers The Movie & Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie. If you haven’t seen those two films, I highly recommend them for nostalgic memories.
Fun Fact: The TV series came out in 1993, that’s the year I was born.
If you haven’t seen this movie. This review contains massive SPOILERS so read at your own risk because if I’m writing something that I like it’s a non-spoiler, but if it’s something that isn’t excellent, I’m saving you from spending your hard earned cash. Shall we reveal my real thoughts on this picture? Let’s begin!
Mighty: The cast including Bryan Cranston, Bill Hader, and the newcomers as the Power Rangers, did a solid job for their performances.
The costumes look realistic than the original spandex outfits from the tv series.
The opening sequence starts in a strong way.
The song “Power” by Kanye West is in this film. By the way I’m a huge fan of Kanye West.
The movie did a jab on the race controversy involving the black ranger, if you’ve seen the trailer, you’ll probably know what I mean.
Two cast members of the original series have cameos.
There is a mid credits scene. Don’t miss it.
Repulsive: If you’re a Power Rangers fan like me since childhood, this film is more angst unlike the series.
Lack of action sequences. The action scenes are suppose to be the meat of the series to get the kids pumped up into rooting for the rangers.
Where are the ranger’s arsenal such as guns, swords, axes, bows, daggers etc.
You don’t get to see the team in their costumes until the climax of the movie.
In this version, they don’t change with their morphers, they change by believing in themselves by doing something positive.
Alpha 5 looks nothing like the original counterpart. This Alpha has a pot belly, he looks like something off of Futurama.
Goldar (Rita’s henchmen from the tv show) looks totally different. They made him look like a monster made of carmel.
The zords look to organic. The zords from the show are mechanical & robotic similar to Voltron.
Where the heck are Bulk & Skull? The comedy duo from the show!
The Final Verdict: Brought to you by the letter D for Dirtbag. That means you producers, writers & director of this film.
Do not spend your money on this film. If you want see something better, go see Logan, Kong: Skull Island or Beauty & The Beast. Those are the films I highly recommend.