Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie (1995) – REVIEW

by Jordache Wee

Release Date: June 30, 1995
Directed by: Bryan Spicer
Music by: Graeme Revell, Tim Simonec
Starring: Jason David Frank, Steve Cardenas, Johnny Yong Bosch, David Yost, Karan Ashley, Amy Jo Johnson, Nicholas Bell, Robert L. Manahan, Peta-Maree Rixon, Richard Wood, Gabrielle Fitzpatrick, Paul Schrier, Jason Narvy, Jamie Croft, Paul Goddard, Robert Simper, Julia Cortez, Barbara Goodson, Mark Ginther, Robert Axelrod, Kerry Casey, Kerrigan Mahan, Jean Paul Bell, Paul Freeman 

 A giant egg containing the creature – Ivan Ooze (Paul Freeman) has appeared in Angel Grove. Lord Zedd (Mark Ginther/Robert Axelrod) and Rita Repulsa (Julia Cortez/Barbara Goodson) investigate and release the creature, whom Zordon (Nicholas Bell/Robert L. Manahan) had trapped inside the egg 6,000 years ago.

Ivan Ooze (Paul Freeman)

Once released, Ooze vows to have his vengeance on Zordon.  Ooze double-crossed Zedd and Rita by trapping them in a snowglobe and threaten Goldar (Kerry Casey/Kerrigan Mahan) and Mordant (Jean Paul Bell) to be his minions.

Rita Repulsa (Julia Cortez) and Lord Zedd (Mark Ginther)

He disguises himself as a carnival wizard and gives free jars of purple ooze to children. Fred Kelman (Jamie Croft) accepts a jar and brings it home.

Later, his father finds the jar and inspects the ooze. Charges of purple electricity possessed him and place under the control of Ivan Ooze along with all the other parents in Angel Grove.

When the Power Rangers are sent to fight Ooze’s Ooze Men, the Command Center is left defenseless. Ooze destroys it, leaving Zordon near death and causing the Power Rangers lose their powers as a result.

Tommy Oliver as The White Ranger (Jason David Frank)

The Rangers’ set on a new mission to search for new Ninjetti powers on Planet Phaedos. Tommy returns as the White Ranger as become more powerful than his previous Green.

The Power Rangers

Ooze sends his Tengu Warriors after the Rangers. The Rangers’ are assisted by Dulcea (Gabrielle Fitzpatrick), who bestows upon the Rangers new Ninja powers based on the six Ninja animals: the white Falcon, the red Ape, the yellow Bear, the blue Wolf, the pink Crane, and the black Frog.

Dulcea guides the Rangers to find the Ninjetti Temple to find the Great Power on their own, as she will age rapidly if she takes one step off the plateau. On their way, they must battle a living dinosaur skeleton and at the temple, battle four living statues. When the statues are destroyed, the Great Power is bestowed upon them and they morph into the Power Rangers again.

The Rangers return to Earth to find Earth is great danger under attack by Ooze’s Ectomorphicon Titans and call upon their new Ninjazords to battle the Titans. They destroy Scorpitron, and then form Megazord to battle Hornitor.

During this time, the children of Angel Grove realize that Ooze plans to kill their parents. Fred leads them to the construction site where Ooze directed the adults to fall into a massive hole, and the children form a defensive line to try and stop their parents.

When Ooze fuses with Hornitor, the Rangers form the Ninja Falcon Megazord to try and destroy him and releasing the parents of Angel Grove from Ooze’s spell.

The Rangers returns to the Command Center but  Zordon has died. Tommy reminds the Rangers that with the Great Power, anything is possible. With their powers, the Rangers revive Zordon and restore the Command Center.

Reviewer’s Note:
This is one of series turn film I watched when I was only 8 year-old. It’s amazing that time flies by so quickly. 

But seriously, it was every early 90s kids favorite  television series defeating bad guys. Those were the days they got Power Rangers, Kamen Riders, Ultraman and CyberCops. They are the one that keeps us entertaining. 

Unfortunately for the 21st century kids, they are experiencing a major turnover and the story plot just doesn’t seem right even they are trying to match today’s technology. 

Anyways, watching this film as a kid is a definite kick-ass but as an adult; you will be thinking like: “Why the fuck I watched this as a kid?” But kids be kids, it’s fun and awesome when everyone is talking about it.

I used to have the film on VCR and I think still have it somewhere or maybe not.


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