Parents' Guide to

Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers

By Andrea Graham, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Cheesy fantasy violence lacks real consequences.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 7+

Based on 12 parent reviews

age 6+

Best kids show ever

Power Rangers is hands down the greatest show ever made. Oh, and it’s for kids. PR promotes diversity and inclusion and each episode contains at least one life lesson. With over 20 years to choose from I would recommend whatever series is newest or ideally start with Dino Charge.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
age 6+

Cheesy but good.

With positive morals for moral guardians, a toyline for business moguls, a romance for shippers, and action for the kids, this chessy show will probably entertain kids for years to come.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much consumerism

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (12 ):
Kids say (16 ):

This series is based on that flourishing formula of robots, martial arts, and sci-fi action that children -- especially boys -- find so intoxicating. While Mighty Morphin Power Rangers has enjoyed years of success (including a massively profitable line of merchandise and numerous series incarnations), the series is still iffy due to its violent nature. Each episode does reinforce certain positive aspects such as the importance of teamwork and friendship, but these moments are brief, as the show's focus tends to be on action and fighting. Furthermore, the meager positive messages are overshadowed by the fact that this show serves as an outlet for a major marketing effort to sell toys and other Power Rangers merchandise.

Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers isn't altogether bad for kids. But before they watch, young viewers should be old enough to understand the difference between real and fantasy violence. In the end, there are plenty of better TV choices for kids out there -- and even better ways for them to spend their free time.

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