Good , But It Is Overrated By Some
It's funny, it's tense, it features two great performances from two actors and the director expertly creates a web of odd tension where you actually don't know what is happening for the majority of the run time.
Actress is magnificent and exudes a hypnotic screen presence in this affecting drama.
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers with it's idiotic 90s clothing, mullets, earrings, and goofy characters is nothing more than a second rate rip off of a long running Japanese kids show called Super Sentai which premiered over 40 years ago back in 1975.Power Rangers is nothing more than a crappy clone of that far superior kids show.Instead of highly intellectual Japanese super hero like those in Super Sentai,, Mighty Morphin Power Rnager takes your average dumb, 90s kid and fills them with the usual 90s hijinks such as goofy karate, and stupid one liners.If you want a great kids show watch Super Sentai shows like Liveman, and Zyuranger instead of his awful clone of a tv show!The Americanized Bandai power rangers are also second class, compared to the far superior Super Sentai action figures from Bandai, which are also worth far more in value these day.
A very fun concept: A team of teenagers with attitude are recruited to save Angel Grove from evil. There are fisticuffs back and forth with those who claim to work for justice. All the characters struggle against a system that has perpetuated falsehoods. Against this backdrop, our heroes must fight. The acting is effective, save for a couple of scenes. The metaphors in this show are so abundant, it takes three or four viewings to catch them all. I was deeply impressed, but from an artistic standpoint, there were some plot elements and character developments I didn't think were totally needed. This was done superbly without overdoing it.
The show introduced five teenagers, four that were the brawns and usually athletic. While the other was brainy and nerdy but later would be athletic on his own. As the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers were the best kids TV of the 1990s.As Power Ranger mania began to take over kids TV. And that it shows 90's TV the best with this show.As five teens were being groomed by a wise sage named Zordon to fight Rita Repulsa of the Japanese TV show of Super Sentai while later on, Lord Zedd would come from the USA originally. As the villains on the TV show.Teens would be the Red Ranger, Black Ranger, Yellow Ranger, Pink Ranger, and Blue Ranger. As also interest in the martial arts took shape.We are also introduced to probably the most popular Power Ranger ever, legendary Tommy Oliver who would be the sixth ranger, Green Ranger before becoming the White Ranger and leader due to his popularity.Three of the original actors left over long working hours and pay. But still, the original beats the best of the series!
Is it cheesy? Yes it is. However, it's also a classic among 90's children shows. MMPR became an instant hit among many kids when it first aired. This show is just cool and awesome. Modern power ranger shows are garbage, but the original series lives on in the hearts of those who watched it growing up.It's not so hard to understand why many children loved it. The show was about 5 normal teenagers who suddenly get superpowers and giant robots that they can use to save the earth. Children in the 90's looked up to the power rangers as heroes because most kids want to do exactly what the rangers do: possess cool powers and fight monsters. Many claim it's a bad show because it encourages kids to solve problems with violence. This is not the case at all. In the show, the rangers were told to never use their powers for personal reasons, and also to use as little force as possible to win. If they broke these rules, they would lose the powers. The show also has many episodes that teach friendship, teamwork, forgiveness, hard work, and compassion. The original 5 rangers were very different, but were best friends. You had the tough guy, the cool guy, the nerdy guy, the caring girl, and the valley girl. This taught acceptance of those that are different. Looking back on the show as an adult, i realize how cheesy it is and how many plot holes there were. But that doesn't stop it from being a great show. Most kid's shows are full of plot holes. The show is clean and teaches good values, unlike many modern shows. To me, power rangers started going downhill with Zeo Rangers, and the latest stuff is just terrible. However, the original series brings good memories to me. I give it 10/10.