Power Rangers Megaforce, the latest incarnation of the never-ending
Power Rangers saga, features a new quintet of feisty "teens" waging a
brutal, bloody battle against an extraterrestrial force hell-bent on conquering
Everything is present and accounted for: important life lessons, giant laser
weapons, plastic swords, gratuitous pyrotechnics, Megazords up the hoo-ha, and a
super robot that hates pollution.
• "United We Stand"
The Pink and Yellow Rangers
are best friends. Like, they can't keep their sweaty paws off of each other. But
the diabolical Beezara concocts a scheme using magic and awfulness to turn them
against each other. It will take their Ranger friends to remind them of their
affinity for each other to prevent a full-scale girl-on-girl cataclysm.
Important Life Lesson: friendship is more powerful that alien bee
• "Harmony and Dizchord"
The evil Dizchord is out
to menace the Rangers with his face-melting tuneage, rendering our heroes
immobile and clutching their ears. Luckily, the Pink Ranger is a gifted singer
and her melodious vocals harsh Dizchord's mellow in a big way.
Important Life Lesson: the electric guitar is of the Devil.
• "Who's Crying Now"
Troy, the Red Ranger, steps
up to defend a hapless kid from bullying and is frustrated that he can't use his
super karate powers to turn the dickheads into ham salad. Beezera and her horde
key in on this weakness and send a bullying monster down to wreak havoc.
Important Life Lesson: bullying is terrible, but withholding an epic
beatdown that could have been used to make a couple of juvenile delinquents wet
their pants is more unfortunate.
• "Robo Knight"
Much to the Rangers' chagrin, a
toxic waste dump that should have been clean up is still spewing dirty chemicals
into the river. Incensed at the humans' lack of ecological sensitivity, the
aliens come down to liberate the Earth from our pernicious indifference to green
tech. Luckily, an ancient automated Ranger called Robo Knight shows up with his
Lion Zord to start wrecking fools.
Important Life Lesson: if you
don't recycle, robots will kill you.
In a way, Megaforce reminds me of the old-school Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers; the
acting is terrible, the moralizing is blunt and unsubtle and the monsters are
corny. By the way, those aren't complaints.
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