Case Number 25239: Small Claims Court

POWER RANGERS SUPER SAMURAI: RISE OF THE BULLZOOKA

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

The Charge

The Power Rangers must defeat Serrator's new evil plan for world domination in these meg-fueled episodes!

The Case

I don't know what "mega-fueled" means, but these episodes are certainly that. Four adventures of the most recent incarnation of the color-coordinated spandex superheroes:

"Runaway Spike"
Bad Guy: A terrifying mirror monster that can replicate himself and says things like, "That was below the belt! Not cool!"
Method of his Dispatch: A face full of Shogun Ranger Blast from the Samurai Battle Cannon!
Moral of the Story: Spike the idiot feels alienated and gets down on himself because he can't do anything right. The Pink Ranger helps him discover his talent of fishing off of a pier.
Takeaway Line to Print on a Poster Featuring Adorable Kittens: "Remember. Never give up."

"The Strange Case of the Munchies"
Bad Guy: Grinotaur, a monster that spews out toxic dirt, forcing humans to eat until their stomachs rupture.
Method of his Dispatch: Ultimate Samurai Slash!
Moral of the Story: Emily, the Yellow Ranger, is just too darn nice. Can she discover a strain of toughness that doesn't betray who she is as a person?
Takeaway Line to Print on a Poster Featuring Adorable Kittens: "You're tough. In your own way."

"A Sticky Situation"
Bad Guy: A sticky, goopy monster that blasts a mysterious white substance all over the Blue and Green Rangers, forcing the rivals to work in tandem.
Method of his Dispatch: Revolving Laser Blaster!
Moral of the Story: Can fierce competitors set aside their individualism for the good of the collective?
Takeaway Line to Print on a Poster Featuring Adorable Kittens: "If you could work together as well as you can compete against each other, you'd be twice as strong."

"Trust Me"
Bad Guy: Serrator. He burns a nasty incense that overtakes the populace with crippling fear.
Method of his Dispatch: Serrator escapes, but his dastardly minions get a hefty dose of Double Kitana Strike followed by the business end of Shogun Spear Transformation!
Moral of the Story: Jayden, the Red Ranger, struggles with doubt. Can his friends perform an intervention with lasers and swords and boost his self-esteem?
Takeaway Line to Print on a Poster Featuring Adorable Kittens: "Don't worry. It's just a minor setback."

The discs: 1.78:1 anamorphic widescreen, Dolby 5.1 surround, a behind-the-scenes featurette, a flash mob video, and a weapons gallery.

The Verdict

Does it really matter at this point?

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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

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