This film has typical 90’s science fiction-action-alien movie written all over it. It starts out with the Power Rangers jumping out of plane (skydiving) for entertainment purposes at a carnival or something. Rocky (red ranger played by Steve Cardenas), Kimberly (pink ranger played by Amy Jo Johnson), Billy (blue ranger played by David Yost), Aisha (yellow ranger played by Karan Ashley), Adam (black ranger played by Johnny Yong Bosch), and Tommy (white ranger played by Jason David Frank). Now if you were a Power Rangers fan back in the day, you’d know that only some of these actors are the original Power Rangers. I’m a little sad that they switched out actors only a couple years after the start of the television series.
Anyway, after jumping out of the plane the action starts up pretty quick. An egg is uncovered and Ivan Ooze is awakened to rule the Earth. After destroying the fortress where Zordon and Alpha live, Zordon is on his deathbed and the Rangers must travel to a new planet to regain their Power. While away, Ivan Ooze starts distributing his ooze which has hypnotizing powers for all adults. Does this remind anyone else of The Stuff? Eventually, the Power Rangers return to Earth in a major battle between an Ivan Ooze/Praying Mantis monster and their mega-zoid.
For being a movie that came out in the mid 90’s the effects weren't too awful. Ivan Ooze was disgusting as he should be along with his alien minions. And the extreme electricity while he is destroying their fortress was pretty good. And of course, the one liners were just enough humor for me. Kimberley’s constant “Eww Gross” were funny and the sound effects while they were kicking oozing alien butt were amusing for sure.
The one thing I liked it this movie was used as a transition between dinosaurs and animals for the Power Rangers power animals. I vaguely remember this movie from when I watched it over 20 years ago (oh my, am I really that old that I can say 20 years ago?), and I’m pretty sure that the TV series kept going with these new power animals rather than the dinosaurs. I think I like the dinosaurs more.
Overall, this movie was good. I remember liking it when I was little, but watching it now after all these advancements in film-making technology and all the effects we have been spoiled with, it just wasn’t as exciting as it was back then. I’m still going to give this movie a “liked it” though. Power Rangers are awesome. Perhaps I can share with you some pictures from when I was the Pink Ranger every year for Halloween?
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