A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Through teamwork and determination, anything is possible. Some subtle messaging about the evil side of marketing and how easily people are fooled by enticing products.
Positive Role Models
The Power Rangers work together to stop Ivan Ooze, even when Zordon is unable to help them attain their supernatural abilities.
Violence & Scariness
Cartoonish violence. Various martial arts-style moves are continuously employed as the characters fight: kicks, punches, spins. A construction worker is thrown backwards several feet by a mysterious purple egg. A security guard is stunned and knocked out by the antagonists. Characters fight with battle axes. A giant mechanical scorpion wreaks havoc on a city, destroying cars and causing explosions.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
The Rangers meet a scantily clad warrior priestess.
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Some creative insults like, "egg-sucking purple pinhead" and "dingledorks."
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Products & Purchases
The Power Rangers are part of an extensive line of merchandise -- less popular now than in the 1990s.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie is the 1995 full-length movie version of the popular 1990s kids' show. Like the TV show, characters frequently fight with martial arts-style kicks, punches, and spins toward inevitable victory. A warrior priestess might be dressed a little too skimpy for some parents, and the occasional name calling, while silly and relatively tame ("dingledorks") might not be something parents want repeated by younger kids. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
Like the TV show, this film is a fairly enjoyable combo of the superheroes of the West, and the martial arts of the East, and the action ultimately transcends generations. Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie is basically a 95-minute version of the popular '90's television series. Some 20 years later, the characters, action, and story have attained the level of kitsch usually reserved for older stories, for better or worse. While their superhero outfits might look cool to younger kids who didn't grow up with the show, the Power Ranger street clothes haven't attained retro chic. Yet.
Nonetheless, the over-the-top storyline and action prove to be nearly timeless. This movie nods to Time Bandits, Jurassic Park, and Godzilla along the way, and Zordan's chamber looks like it was lifted directly from Superman II, while Dulcea's costume looks borrowed from the costume department of Xena: Warrior Princess.
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