Case Number 25238: Small Claims Court

POWER RANGERS SAMURAI: A TEAM DIVIDED

Lionsgate // 2012 // 94 Minutes // Not Rated
Reviewed by Judge David Johnson // February 3rd, 2013

The Charge

When the team is torn apart, new Nighlok monsters attack!

The Case

Here we go, another helping of super Samurai action. (You do know the full season is out right?)

"I've Got a Spell on Blue"
Bad Guy: Some big-eyed freak who captured the The Red Ranger's Tigerzord! Wha-wha?!
Method of his Dispatch: Tiger Drill right up the keister!
Moral of the Story: Friendship can win out over evil monster brainwashing.
Takeaway Line to Print on a Poster Featuring Adorable Kittens: "You must be prepared to make tough choices if need be."

"Forest for the Trees"
Bad Guy: A monster with an umbrella head. He utters the best trash talk to date for a Nighlock monster: "It must make you sad to be so lame."
Method of his Dispatch: Vortex Spin! All up in your grill!
Moral of the Story: You can be a hard worker and have all the talent in the world, but if you don't listen to your sensei, you're not going to be able to get the awesome plastic Power Ranger disc.
Takeaway Line to Print on a Poster Featuring Adorable Kittens: "Until you learn to listen, you won't be ready."

"Test of the Leader"
Bad Guy: A monster of Scottish descent.
Method of his Dispatch: Dual fire sword power!
Moral of the Story: If it's your destiny, you can do anything. As long as your super-powered friends shoot lasers on your behalf.
Takeaway Line to Print on a Poster Featuring Adorable Kittens: "Stay focused on the battle at hand."

"Jayden's Challenge"
Bad Guy: Scottish boy again.
Method of his Dispatch: Flying Slash to Mega-spin Katana Strike to Final Strike!
Moral of the Story: You can't outrun your fate. Even if you're the Red Ranger. Which begs, the question, why you'd want to in the first place. You're the Red Ranger man!
Takeaway Line to Print on a Poster Featuring Adorable Kittens: "Protect the world from evil. Stand by your allies. Never run from a battle."

Here are your stats: 1.78:1 anamorphic widescreen, Dolby 5.1 Surround, cast interviews, a character gallery and the greatest bonus feature ever made, the "Power Rangers Dubstep."

The Verdict

Wooden!

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Scales of Justice
Judgment: 70

Perp Profile
Studio: Lionsgate
Video Formats:
* 1.78:1 Anamorphic

Audio Formats:
* Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround (English)
* Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo (French)
* Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo (Spanish)

Subtitles:
* English (CC)

Running Time: 94 Minutes
Release Year: 2012
MPAA Rating: Not Rated

Distinguishing Marks
* Featurettes
* Music Video
* Character Gallery

Accomplices
* IMDb
http://us.imdb.com/title/tt1704503/combined