As the classic adage goes, “everything old is new again.” Reboot and remake fever has been at an all-time high over the last decade or so, and now the Powers That Be have turned their sights on one of the classic franchises for twenty- and thirty-somethings: The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers! (more…)
We know them as the Power Rangers, in Japan they are the Super Sentai, heroes of justice and and giant fighting robots know around the world. Started in 1975 with Himitsu Sentai Goranger (Secret Task Force: Five Rangers) the series is 36 years old and is still running strong with yet another series starting up in Japan this year. The Power Rangers have been around longer than most nerds have been alive. Everyone has that moment where their childhood comes back long enough to say “That was fracking cool!”, this is one of those moments.
Mighty Morphin ass kickers
In what could only be described as a “Power Rangers vs an invading robot army” could very well be the “jumping of the shark” for the rangers. The latest series to premiere, the Japanese tokusatsu show Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger, what looks like every single ranger of the last 36 years goes up against an invasion of the intergalactic kind. Watching an orgy of rainbow spandex fighting an army of alien robots just makes the kid in you shit their pants with excitement. It’s like sitting beside yourself and each of you (and the childhood you) giving each other high fives for thirty minutes. While this clip isn’t quite thirty minutes it is still going to be the best two minutes of your life. Those other two minutes with your first time don’t count (those are a separate tier altogether).
Yeah, I don’t get the ending either but their the Power Rangers it’s probably some sort of last minute move Zordon told them about off-screen.