... Okay, maybe that title was a little over-the-top, but I just couldn't help myself.
Part of me has dreaded tackling this review. As a longtime fan of the Power Rangers franchise, it's not always easy to bring tough criticism to this thing I've loved for years, a huge influence on my life and how I see the world. It's even worse knowing that a number of people may have hoped to hear something quite different from me on this subject, and would be waiting to get my take on such a momentous occasion as this, the 25th Anniversary special episode. Certainly, it'll be an unpopular opinion with some, a few of which I'd count as friends. It's worse even still when one takes into account my opinion of the current season, Power Rangers Super Ninja Steel.
The brutal truth is that I hesitate...
For years, the Youtube channel Triforcefilms has been pumping out one rendition after another of TV show theme songs, all in the acapella style, performing every aspect of these classic pieces without the use of traditional instruments. This includes some series openers that may prove familiar to us here at Henshin Justice Unlimited. Check em out.
First up is the gateway drug for many western fans of the madness that is the tokusatsu action show subgenre, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.
Next, we make a Megazord-sized leap several years forward to Power Rangers Dino Thunder. Do we think musically-inclined Yellow Ranger Kira Ford would approve?
Completing the dino-themed trifecta is Power Rangers Dino Charge.
The new Dino Mega Charge fanfilm brings standout heroes of two entries in the recent Saban Brands era of the Power Rangers franchise together for the first time in live-action, fighting evil once again. This time, they face an enemy from distant Ranger history in the form of the Wizard of Deception of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.
Brennan Mejia slips back into the spandex of Red Ranger Tyler Navarro from Power Rangers Dino Charge. And we can't get enough of Ciara Hanna lately, as she comes back for another mini-production playing in the Ranger sandbox, as Yellow Ranger Gia Moran from Power Rangers Megaforce.
Tyler and Gia are BACK to join forces against an old enemy from the Mighty Morphin' days, the Wizard of Deception. But what what will they do when t...
The Power Rangers franchise surely isn't messing around this year, is it? I can't walk three steps without tripping over some new announcement concerning the spandex-clad heroes that have filled my imagination since the early 1990s with adventure and charm. No sooner than I've let it sink in that Saban Brands has broken up with its longtime collaborator in the toy world, Bandai America, over their joint custodianship of Power Rangers, my brain is further scrambled by the news that toy company Hasbro is about to pick up the slack. Shortly after, we hear that not only will they be continuing to provide toys and merchandise for this enduring media franchise, but they'll just go ahead and take that media part too. Goodness me, what is a fan to make of all these rapid changes?!
If I were t...
Are we all caught up on Power Rangers HyperForce? No? Well, what are you waiting for? The Hyper RPG show based on the Power Rangers TV saga is ramping up toward the end of their season. But before we hit the climax of their time-trekking journey, we'll briefly look back on some of the memorable bits from the story so far.
The live gamesters at HyperForce were given a shock as a new player entered the arena in the form of Yoshi Sudarso, the Blue Ranger of Power Rangers Dino Charge. You'd think his brother Peter Sudarso, current Blue Ranger of Power Rangers Super Ninja Steel, would have known ahead of time that Yoshi would be making his first appearance on the show some weeks ago. But what fun would that be, eh?
For posterity, we may either relive or experience for the first time, th...
What a time to be a Power Rangers fan. A certain number of years ago, the thought of more seasons of the show would have seemed farfetched, let alone the release of a feature-length film, a live streaming show, an addictive mobile game, and a successful line of ongoing comics to add on top of that. There's a lot to be thankful for in 2018, and the hits, it seems, just keep on coming. Now, as we rev up for the launch of the Power Rangers: Shattered Grid comic event, the main writer of the BOOM! Studios publication brings to us this live-action teaser short, starring none other than original Green Ranger Jason David Frank from Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (and, like, fifty other seasons) as the villainous Lord Drakkon.
Kyle Higgins has been putting in work these past couple years with B...
There's a simple explanation for that.
The Time Force Silver Ranger is just one of many special appearances in recent episodes of Power Rangers HyperForce as the streamsters at Hyper RPG are in the midst of celebrating their second anniversary. The time-bending story continues to unfold for this new team of heroes in Twitch's live roleplaying game series as they encounter more familiar faces from the Power Rangers SPD season of the television franchise.
Thanks to Twitter's CeeVee for that hot artwork.
Power Rangers HyperForce streams live every Tuesday at 6PM PT from HyperRPG.
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