Movie Review: Mighty Morphing Power Rangers the Movie

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers The Movie Trailer

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers the Movie Summary

The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers participate with Bulk and Skull in a charity skydive for the Angel Grove observatory, in anticipation of Ryan’s Comet which is scheduled to pass by in two days. Bulk and Skull miss the target landing zone and accidentally land in a construction site where a giant egg has been unearthed. Lord Zedd, Rita Repulsa, Goldar and Mordant arrive at the construction site and crack open the egg, releasing sorcerer Ivan Ooze, a morphological being who ruled Earth with an iron fist 6,000 years ago before he was overthrown by Zordon and a group of young warriors. The Rangers find and confront him, but Ivan unleashes some ooze monsters on them. While the Rangers battle and successfully defeat them, the fight distracts them long enough to allow Ivan to escape and lay siege to the Rangers’ Command Center, incapacitating Zordon, and robbing the Rangers of their powers. As the Rangers return to the Command Center, they find it destroyed and Zordon, being outside his time portal, aging and dying.

Zordon’s assistant Alpha 5 sends the Rangers to the distant planet Phaedos to obtain the Great Power and save Zordon. On the Moon, Ivan usurps Rita and Zedd, trapping them in a snow globe, and forces Goldar and Mordant to be his servants, then sends his Tengu warriors to Phaedos and begins building an army. He uses children to bring his ooze to their parents, and it hypnotizes them into becoming his workforce to dig up his Ecto-Morphicon Titans, twin war machines built during his reign. When Fred Kelman, a friend of the Rangers’, discovers his father missing, he finds him working at the construction site and discovers Ivan’s plans.

On Phaedos, the Rangers are almost killed by the Tengu, but are rescued by Dulcea, Phaedos’ Master Warrior. She initially tells them to leave for their own safety, but after hearing of Zordon’s plight, she agrees to help them and takes them to an ancient ruined temple where the Rangers will have to overcome obstacles to acquire the power of the Ninjetti. Dulcea awakens each Rangers’ animal spirit; Aisha is the bear, Rocky is the ape, Billy is the wolf, Kimberly is the crane, Adam is the frog and Tommy is the falcon. Upon being asked if she could join them, Dulcea informs the Rangers that she would begin to age as rapidly as Zordon is at the moment if she steps beyond the temple. She then shapeshifts into an owl to preserve her age. The Rangers make their way to the Monolith housing the Great Power, using their wits to defeat a live fossilized dinosaur skeleton, and then, the temple’s Stone Gargoyle guardians, and they retrieve the Great Power.

On Earth, Ivan’s Ecto-Morphicons are completely unearthed, and he unleashes them on Angel Grove, ordering the parents to commit suicide at the construction site. Fred recruits Bulk, Skull and the other kids head to the construction site to save their parents. The Rangers return with their new animal-themed Ninja Zords and, after a difficult struggle, destroy one of Ivan’s Ecto-Morphicons, Scorpitron. Ivan takes control of Hornitor and becomes a giant and battles the Rangers himself as the Rangers combine their Zords to form the Ninja Megazord and later the Ninja Falcon Megazord, while with the kids push the parents back, while Fred, with help from Bulk and Skull, sprays them with a large amount of water. The Rangers lead Ivan into space right into the path of Ryan’s Comet, which destroys him. Ivan’s death breaks his hypnosis spell on the parents, who are reunited with their children. The Rangers then return to the Command Center, but are distraught to find Zordon has died. But then they figure out how to use the Great Power to restore the Command Center and resurrect Zordon, returning him to his plasma Tube. Everything returns to normal in Angel Grove as a celebration is held at the Harbor with fireworks shooting up to the sky and a message saying “Thank You Power Rangers”; which offends Bulk and Skull, despite the fact that they just played a major part in saving people’s lives.

In a mid-credits scene, Goldar briefly lounges in Zedd’s throne, being served by Mordant, only to panic when Zedd and Rita appear, having been released after Ivan was destroyed, and they are not very happy over Goldar and Mordant siding with Ivan earlier.

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Movie Review

Rating: 5 out of 5.

A fun film that set off a massive franchise. This made all of us want to be power rangers.

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