Sunday, 6 August 2017
ANIME REVIEW: MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS COMPLETE SEASON 2
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Complete Season 2
Released By: Manga Entertainment
Running Time: 1300 Mins
Audio: English DD 5.1 Japanese DD 2.0
Release Date: Out Now!
Reviewed By: Sandra Scholes
They do say that some things come full circle and this is what happens to Rita Repulsa when Lord Zedd, annoyed at her not getting rid of the Power Rangers decides to toss her in the dumpster she came in, and send her back into space; the saying that "if you want something doing well, do it yourself "has a special meaning here. Lord Zedd has his own army at his disposal he alone created to destroy his foes, hoping his might will be enough to crush them.
What he didn't bank on was the resilience of the Power Rangers who have now got new and better powers, new Zords called the Thunder Zords, creatures they can call upon at any time to do battle against these new powerful enemies. They also come in contact with new Rangers, White Ranger, a hero who uses a Saba a sword that has the power to talk and the White Tiger Zord.
With a second series also comes some serious changes to the line-up. After the Green Ranger has used up all his powers, Tommy has to stand down as a member, Zach, Jason and Trini take a back seat going to peace conference while Adam, Rocky and Aisha step in to challenge the might of Lord Zedd. This change isn't as bad as it first appears.
Change is inevitable or Lord Zedd couldn't be the dark and powerful character he has become since the first season. Even from the first few episodes it is obvious that this series is meant for those who want to do one of two things; look back at how 90s TV series played out and the quality they had which we thought was cool, or you're a bright young thing who likes the idea of retro series made from Japanese sentai team shows. If you remember Guyver, that also had crazy looking monsters and slapstick performances from the bad guy characters.
The Power Rangers are a formidable set of fighters, but also have their own weaknesses that they have to overcome through this series. The newly added characters can even seem much better than the previous ones, but there is one character who shines, even though he is the baddie, Lord Zedd. He casts a dark shadow over everything the Power Rangers do, looks the part as a bad guy, unlike Rita Repulsa, though she is in-keeping with the totally Japanese idea of what a baddie looks like, let's face it. Zedd is the very epitome of evil, seeking out and destroying what he doesn't like and taking over what he already sees as his own (Earth).
If the first set was anything to go by, it has the characters, the interest and now something new to add to it that will keep the viewers very happy indeed.
Bonus Material: None.
Summary: Season 1 was getting the characters established, this one sets the ball rolling for a kick-ass set of adventures and fight scenes to relish!