Thank you Lionsgate for sending us this DVD set to review!
Following the cliffhanger ending from the Power Rangers Megaforce DVD Collection, the Super Megaforce season resumes with the Earth in peril from an enormous alien fleet invading it. The Power Rangers have exhausted all of their options and need a way to drive back the invaders. In this series they learn to harness the powers of the legendary Power Rangers from the past.
Fans of previous seasons will recognize the costumes and abilities used in this season. I feel old knowing that this series has been running for twenty years now. Some of the abilities used are from the following shows:
- Mighty Morphin
- Lost Galaxy
- Time Force
- Jungle Fury
- Ninja Storm
- Dino Thunder
- Mystic Force
Some of the cast members of the older series reprise their roles in the movie, The Legendary Battle, which is on the fifth DVD in this set. The interviews of the cast in the extras are worth watching too. My son enjoyed all of the discs and is looking forward to the feature film coming out this spring. Unlike the show, the upcoming movie looks to have some decent special effects!
The characters and actors remain the same from the previous season and their friendships continue to grow and get tested as they face challenge after challenge. Even on their day off, the Power Rangers get summoned to save the world yet again. There are some good lessons including valuing and trusting your friends even when they are not in agreement with you. There are some losses that the Power Rangers have to endure and even though some of their team may disappear, they are not completely gone or forgotten.
Aside from the fighting, the only other moral concern is that the Power Rangers get “in tune” with their spirit animal to harness the power of the Jungle Fury rangers. The good outweighs the negative in this series and I can see why this show has kept on going over the years. For less than $10 you can own and enjoy this series which is mostly complete with the exception of a couple of holiday episodes.
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