Zordon, an interdimensional being arrives at the City of Angel
Grove with his robotic helper, Alpha 5, to make a stand against
the forces of darkness. When Ivan Ooze (yeah, really!) is
accidentally released from an egg which has held him captive
for six thousand years, the Power Rangers are sent to stop
him, only to find they are lacking the necessary energy. Happily,
there just happens to be enough on another planet...
know when you get a movie which is so bad it's good? Well,
Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie
isn't one of those; this is so bad it's worse! Power Rangers
proved popular with kids a few years back, and was even the
preferred toy at Christmas that first year. However, the minds
and opinions of kids are at best fickle. Yesterday's news
is today's blues; what was hip is now hokum, etc.
the start the Ranger kids are full of American clichés that
are supposed to display their street cred. All it succeeds
in doing is grating with the viewer, with excessive use of
phrases like, "Right! Let's Go! Let's Do it!" and giving each
other high-fives. I had to smile though when the villains
legged-it during the first, prolonged metamorphoses into Power
Rangers; it just about summed up the silliness of it all.
A Power Rangers Movie, is a considerable improvement on
the first outing.
is a wizard that holds the key to interdimensional gateways.
He is plagued by space pirate Divatox who wants to release
a demon creature. Enter the Power Rangers and you almost wish
for a nuclear strike to interrupt the viewing...
be fair the Power Rangers are much more restrained this time,
but why oh why must all the villains be so juvenile? You should
never talk down to a young audience, because they're not as
gullible and easy to please as it might seem.
these films the perpetrators of crime wear glittery armour
and talk in high-pitch squeaky voices. There's no tension,
only a never-ending series of set-pieces. Also, there's no
valid reason why they want to rule the Earth, they just do.
It's tantamount to the days of silent movie moustachioed villains
twirling a cape and miming maniacal laughter.
Power Rangers themselves look for all the world like a set
of blackbelt colouring pencils. Hmm... Now there's a missed
marketing opportunity. Power Rangers might well hold the attention
of very small children now, but it was plainly a passing trend.
can understand the financial reasoning behind teaming-up these
two releases; however, the metaphorical boat has well and
truly sailed, leaving our unlikely heroes behind.
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