Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie (1995)

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie
I never really watched Power Rangers as a kid but remember it being a big thing at the time. I saw this movie about a year ago and can't remember much so I'm going to keep this post short. I didn't bother to take copious notes on this one! Despite Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie being forgettable and stupid, it's still kinda fun as a bad movie to watch with a bunch of friends.
The production values felt more like a TV movie or direct to video than a theatrical release, which is not surprising considered it's based on a low budget TV show. This was probably done on purpose to turn a quick profit as the property was hugely popular with kids who would go see it no matter what. The tactic worked as MMPR:TM grossed over $66 million worldwide on a $15 million budget. Another reason why this movie has more of a TV look and feel is because director Bryan Spicer has mostly directed TV shows. MMPR:TM was Spicer's first theatrical film. He also directed McHale's Navy and For Richer or Poorer in the mid-90s before returning to TV where he is still active today with shows such as Hawaii Five-0.
The story about the production of MMPR:TM is more interesting than the movie itself! Read all about it here.

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