Brett wrote:I did not really like the movie. The suits didn't really reflect the old ones enough at all. The fighting scenes seemed kinda crap, the zords looked crap, the megazord did not reflect the old megazord in the slightest.
To me, the megazord did not look like it was made up of five separate zords, it just looked like on giant robot. I know they tried to make it seem like it was by not bringing them all together in one control room, but it just didn't sit well with me.
The morph was so mediocre. I expected something bigger, it all just seemed very 'meh' to me. Overall, I was really disappointed in the movie. Hopefully the next one will be a little more exciting.
Totally get it. All that stuff really messed it up for me originally when they sort of showed it in previews. I get changing the costumes but the megazord? The 1995 movie had a different megazord but with cooler costumes. I felt that if the costumes we gonna change than up the anty on the original megazord to pay homage. That really is the biggest beef with all the changes- fine, change the costumes, the looks, Rita, but the original megazord was AWESOME.
Pluses though with this version were Zordon and Alpha. Those were a neat upgrade. Big changes visually but worth it.
One thing the first 3 seasons of original Power Rangers doesn't really get into is the alien part of the story. As the series goes on you learn more about their origin in space. This movie did a good job at emphasizing that humans are given alien powers to protect life right from the get go. I really liked that - it gave the Rangers more purpose and set up really neat potentials for any sequels and explained the background much better without having to backtrack to make it make sense (the word "Zeo" was used in the first 2 minutes of the movie, but it was never heard until season 4 of the original show).
I give it a B+, personally. I totally see why people had issues with it but I also think it added to the franchise as a whole, rather than take away from/ruin it.