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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
An argument could be made that the Power Rangers employ teamwork and cooperation through talk and example when standing up to their enemies.
Positive Role Models
As the Power Rangers or as seemingly ordinary teens, the Power Rangers look out for one another and do their best to protect their friends from dangers great and small.
Violence & Scariness
Frequent fantasy-style fighting; characters frequently punch and kick their way through their enemies. Frequent peril: A snake nearly chokes one of the Power Rangers, who escapes it but then hangs from a branch high over raging rapids. Characters use crossbows for fighting. A ship blows up and is engulfed in massive computer-animated flames. Characters dangle precariously over a river of lava; one character is thrown into it by the main antagonist.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
The main antagonist wears a very revealing outfit.
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One of the Power Rangers proclaims, "Hells bells!"
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Products & Purchases
The Power Rangers also are a collection of toy action figures and toy accessories still available for purchase in toy and department stores.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie is a 1997 movie in which there is frequent fantasy-style violence. Characters are constantly doing battle with fists, feet, and crossbows. There also are moments of peril; for example, one of the Power Rangers is nearly choked by a large snake, and after she escapes she hangs from a branch high over raging rapids. Aside from this, the primary antagonist is dressed in an outfit in which her breasts look like they're going to pop out at any time. This same protagonist eats a fly on her leg and makes a big production of chewing it. In another instance, one of the characters makes a joke about passing gas. All in all, the bad costumes, dated special effects, and subpar acting make this installment of the Power Rangers best for the biggest fans of the enterprise only. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
This feature length Power Rangers film is almost campy with its cheesy '90s special effects, ridiculously bad costumes, and subpar acting. Perhaps that's part of the fun for diehard fans of the enterprise, but overall, Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie feels needlessly complicated, and -- despite all the action sequences, the fighting, the peril, and the explosions -- somewhat boring. Side stories aren't fleshed out, the main story is overly intricate, and the overall effect is the feeling of being pointlessly overwhelmed. Dedicated fans may still give it a chance, but even they might be disappointed. All the bombast happening in this movie can't cover up the weak story line.
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