Movie Number- 47
Title- Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie (1995)
Genre- Children’s Action
Branden’s Rating- 5 out of 10
Bridgette’s Rating- 8 out of 10
Average Rating- 6.5
Netflix Rating- 3 Stars
Comments– Like the last two movies on the list, this was filled with CGI; unlike those others, however, the CGI in this movie (as did the music, language, costumes, and just about everything else) reeked of the 90’s. I can definitely see why I enjoyed this series as a child – there was a ton of ass kicking action going around – but it’s safe to say, in my opinion, which differs greatly from Bridgette’s, that this movie doesn’t quite hold up as well today as it did 15 years ago. Everytime the Rangers killed someone, they had to say something ridiculously cheesy to go along with it (which is fine if you’re an 8 year old boy…or a 22 year old girl named “Bridgette”, it turns out), and when the yellow Ranger had to break the glass to use the “Only Use in Emergency” technique…it was a kicking motion to the groin. Mega lame. The movie was quite funny, and the main bad guy in the movie was really well done. Everything else, however, had the stale stench of mediocrity. Mediocre-Great.
I should probably also mention that the reason we watched this movie was not because of me, but because Bridgette was obsessed with it, and we ended up finding it at FYE for a mere $6. Will I watch it again? Probably not, but I can guarantee you that Bridgette will.
Branden has been a film fan since he was young, roaming the halls of Blockbuster Video, trying to find the grossest, scariest looking VHS covers to rent and watch alone in the basement. It wasn’t until recently, though, that Branden started seeking out the classics of cinema, and began to develop his true passion for the art form. Branden approaches each film with the unique perspective of having studied the art from the inside, having both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in acting. He has been a film critic since 2010, and has previously written for Inside Pulse Movies, We Love Cult, and Diehard Gamefan. His biggest achievement as a film critic, to date, has been founding Cinefessions and turning it from a personal blog to a true film website, housing hundreds of film and television reviews, and dozens of podcasts.