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Power Rangers Turbo: Volume Two

Shout! Factory // 1997 // 450 Minutes // Not Rated
Reviewed by Judge David Johnson // June 5th, 2014

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All Rise...

When you press his TURBO button, Judge David Johnson barks like a Dachshund.

Editor's Note

Our review of Power Rangers Turbo: Volume One, published April 28th, 2014, is also available.

The Charge

Vroom. Vroom.

The Case

Picking up where we left off a few months ago, it's time for the second and final batch of Power Rangers Turbo, the Power Rangers series that hit the airwaves following the Rangers' second feature film.

The skinny: the Turbo Rangers deploy in their turbocharged Zord apparatus when the lethal female space pirate Divatox hits town. The usual assortment of stiffs run around in the spandex and they of their flipping and somersaulting and kicking and blaster firing and then when one of Divatox's butt-ugly monsters elongates, it's Zord-time. You know, like every other Power Rangers show.

So what separates Power Rangers Turbo from its peers? Not a whole lot and what is there as a differentiator is lame. As I previously lamented, the main character in the show appears to be the Blue Ranger, played by an irritating kid. See, when the little snot fires up his Turbo trinket he magically grows into an adult male and gets his fight on. Which is fine in the context of the Japanese chopsocky that makes up the fantasy violence of the show, but during the filler that precedes it, new levels of corniness present themselves. In related news, we're still stuck with the awful new Alpha robot with the moronic Brooklyn accent and the oddball belly dancer woman who replaced Zordon.

In sum: this is pretty much the worst Power Rangers series ever made.

The DVDs: Grainy 1.33:1 full frame, Dolby 2.0 Stereo, and no extras.

The Verdict

Guilty. Go Morph yourself.

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Scales of Justice

Judgment: 60

Perp Profile

Studio: Shout! Factory
Video Formats:
• Full Frame
Audio Formats:
• Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo (English)
Subtitles:
• English (CC)
Running Time: 450 Minutes
Release Year: 1997
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Genres:
• Action
• Adventure
• All Ages
• Crime
• Fantasy
• Martial Arts
• Science Fiction
• Superheroes
• Television

Distinguishing Marks

• None

Accomplices

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