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Power Rangers Beast Morphers

TV review by
Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
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Heroes battle cybervillain in another action-packed entry.

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age 2+
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The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.

Educational Value

Show intends to entertain rather than to educate.  

Positive Messages

Kids see mostly clear divisions between good guys and bad guys, even though the two evil Rangers, Roxy and Blaze, are controlled by show's ubervillain, Evox. To save Roxy and Blaze, Power Rangers must fight and defeat their evil cybervillain twins. Devon and Zoey became heroes by accident, but each uses the opportunity to hone leadership, problem-solving, teamwork skills.

 

Positive Role Models & Representations

Devon and Zoey prove that believing in yourself is the most powerful factor in a person's success as they step into roles for which they haven't trained or been groomed. Evox is determined to win what's not his by force, but fearless and crafty Rangers heroes deter him at every turn.

 

Violence & Scariness

Many scenes of martial arts-style combat between Power Rangers and villains. Punching, kicking, use of (plastic) swords, other hand weapons. Blasters shoot beams of light that explode, otherwise destroy what they hit. Costumed characters generally disappear or collapse when hit, implying that they die.

 

Sexy Stuff

There are hints at a past relationship between Ravi and Roxy that was cut short by their involvement in the Power Rangers program.

Language
Consumerism

This incarnation is number 26 in the Power Rangers lineage, so kids who take a liking to the concept through this introduction may want to check out some of the others.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Power Rangers Beast Morphers is another Power Rangers saga about teens whose DNA is infused with animal-inspired Morphin energy, turning them into heroes who must thwart evil villains (in this case, a cybervillain). As per usual, there's lots of action, mostly involving martial arts-style fighting (kicking, punching, throwing people across the room) and some weapons that look more like toys than actual battle tools. Blasters emit lasers that cause explosions and can make characters collapse or disappear, suggesting death. On the upside, the teens form bonds through teamwork and discover determination, leadership, and courage they didn't know they had.

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Parent of a 9 year old Written byCooldudeben75 March 18, 2019

Very good show

Power Rangers Beast Morphers is yet another Power Rangers story about three teens whose DNA is infused with animal-inspired Morphin energy, turning them into he... Continue reading

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What's the story?

In POWER RANGERS BEAST MORPHERS, a futuristic agency readies to test the energy potential of a substance called Morph-X when a nefarious computer virus villain named Evox (voiced by Randall Ewing) interferes, turning two of the test subjects -- Blaze (Colby Strong) and Roxy (Liana Ramirez) -- into evil cyber versions of themselves whose allegiance lies with him. Then fate strikes again by infusing animal DNA with that of three other teens -- Ravi (Jazz Baduwalia), Devon (Rorrie D. Travis), and Zoey (Jacqueline Scilowski) -- making them the newest generation of Power Rangers, the Beast Morphers. Now the Rangers must work together to defeat Evox and his evil Rangers to protect Morphin power from his clutches and to free the real Blaze and Roxy from the deep sleep into which the power transfer has plunged them.

Is it any good?

Twenty-six versions in, and Power Rangers still manages to rebrand essentially the same storyline of teens-turned-unlikely-heroes to surprisingly effective success. As always, it's an acquired taste; the hyperbolic costumes and general campiness of the show aren't for everyone. Beast Morphers' production value far exceeds that of many of its forerunners, but the overall package still looks hokey compared to other action series.

But maybe that's what accounts for the Power Rangers franchise's longstanding success, at least in part. In a genre that's heavy on action that tries to look real, Beast Morphers never really suggests it's anything of the sort. The colorful costumes, retro Beast Bots, oversized Zords, and unapologetically cheesy villains are a type all their own, and if track record means anything, then Beast Morphers will find and please its own niche audience.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about how the Power Rangers team becomes a reflection of the members' individual strengths. Who emerges as a leader? Does that role change as the show evolves? How does the Rangers' support system help them battle Evox and his henchmen most effectively?

  • Evox is a slightly different kind of villain than the norm. Is he scary? How does he wield power if not by a physical presence? Does his ability to control his lackeys suggest that words and thoughts are as dangerous as brute strength?

  • How does perseverance show itself in the characters' actions? Why is that a valuable trait to have in difficult times? When have you had to persevere through something hard? How does it feel to do so?

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