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2014-03-25 09:09:24 AM  
Yea, that movie rocked. Haven't seen it in a while, but I do remember my 8 year old mind being blown when I first watched it.
 
2014-03-25 09:17:11 AM  
 
2014-03-25 09:44:33 AM  
Heh funny to think that
lounge.moviecodec.com  = img2.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2014-03-25 09:57:54 AM  
I just want to know why the most powerful Ranger gotta be white?!
 
2014-03-25 10:45:20 AM  

UberDave: I just want to know why the most powerful Ranger gotta be white?!


Wasn't he Native American or something?
 
2014-03-25 10:48:01 AM  
I still love that movie. Even at 30.
 
2014-03-25 10:53:29 AM  
I was never into power rangers but the movie was actually fun.
 
2014-03-25 10:53:37 AM  
It did have Amy Jo Johnson in it, therefore was worth watching.
 
2014-03-25 10:56:00 AM  
I remember the early marketing (I was 13 or so), before the show actually aired. They made it look like it was going to be this cool dinosaur-action show... instead, we got something that made even six-year-olds say "well, that was cheesy."  But I had an instant crush on Amy Jo Johnson, so I did try watching for awhile.

/didn't even make it to the movie
 
2014-03-25 11:00:13 AM  

Teambaylagoon: Heh funny to think that
[lounge.moviecodec.com image 293x236]  = [img2.wikia.nocookie.net image 335x411]


SHUT THE FARK UP I DON'T BELIEVE IT
 
2014-03-25 11:10:04 AM  
Amy Jo Johnson. Many kittens were murdered in her name.
 
2014-03-25 11:12:05 AM  

texdent: UberDave: I just want to know why the most powerful Ranger gotta be white?!

Wasn't he Native American or something?


I think that was only for the show they portrayed him as native american.  As for why is white the most powerful color, I think that was supposed to be symbolic of him being reborn in one of the episodes.  He was green to begin with and then there was some sort of rebirth thing and he got a new tiger zoid or something.  Probably also connected to concepts of purity or whatever.
 
2014-03-25 11:18:10 AM  
Did the yellow ranger still grow a dick when she put her helmet on?
 
2014-03-25 11:28:37 AM  

UberDave: I just want to know why the most powerful Ranger gotta be white?!


Actually, the white ranger on most power ranger teams have been girls.  Specifically, an alien girl, a latina, and a middle-aged witch who turned out to be like the red ranger's mom.  Tommy is kind of an outlier.
 
2014-03-25 11:40:55 AM  
clkeagle: instead, we got something that made even six-year-olds say "well, that was cheesy."

Yeah, I couldn't stand the show, but I was around 14 at the time so I may have just been entering those hyper cynical teenaged years.
 
2014-03-25 11:48:50 AM  
Terrible movie, great soundtrack.

There's one thing I would expect in a Power Rangers movie, Kaiju battles featuring guys in rubber suits, not terrible CGI.
 
2014-03-25 12:00:15 PM  
Story time!

Back in the day when I was a manager at a movie theater and I could see free movies at most of the other local theaters, I walked to Shaker Square (in Cleveland) to see Congo.  It was pouring rain so I decided to wait it out and watch the only movie starting at that time: Power Rangers.

To this day, the two movies are linked in my head as Power Rangers was FAR more enjoyable than Congo.  Congo sucked.

/Pointless story is pointless
// I miss free movies
 
2014-03-25 12:04:48 PM  
Oh yeah!  And right in the middle of the movie, she appears:

farm9.staticflickr.com
It was like a treat for all the fathers who had to take their kids to see this film.
 
2014-03-25 12:06:34 PM  

NeoCortex42: Terrible movie, great soundtrack.

There's one thing I would expect in a Power Rangers movie, Kaiju battles featuring guys in rubber suits, not terrible CGI.


The Orchestra version of the main theme they did for the movie is still on my pump-up mix. There isn't anything that song can't get you jacked up for.

/Insert sly comment below
 
2014-03-25 12:15:12 PM  
A close textual analysis of the 1995 Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers movie

1. Haim Saban is a greedy f*cking Joo

2. Haim Saban wants more money. Always.


There. Done!
 
2014-03-25 12:15:30 PM  
My kids loved that movie.  And the soundtrack wasn't half, so I didn't mind sitting through it with them.
 
2014-03-25 12:16:16 PM  

99sportster: My kids loved that movie.  And the soundtrack wasn't half, so I didn't mind sitting through it with them.


*half  bad*

/FTFM
 
2014-03-25 12:19:04 PM  
Power Rangers was always awful. And so was Pokemon.
 
2014-03-25 12:23:09 PM  
Power Rangers was a suck franchise that only helped Idiocracy-tise the country. It even got sh*ttier when the "Turbo" rehash was pulled out of Saban's ass.

2.bp.blogspot.com

For one thing. The kid with the 1974 "Penis Head" hairstyle (yeah. Now you can't unsee it, can you? Welcome to my world since 1997!). This kid should have been flamed worse than Will Wheaton and Matthew Waterhouse combined!
 
2014-03-25 12:29:22 PM  

patricula: Story time!

Back in the day when I was a manager at a movie theater and I could see free movies at most of the other local theaters, I walked to Shaker Square (in Cleveland) to see Congo.  It was pouring rain so I decided to wait it out and watch the only movie starting at that time: Power Rangers.

To this day, the two movies are linked in my head as Power Rangers was FAR more enjoyable than Congo.  Congo sucked.

/Pointless story is pointless
// I miss free movies


Amy hungry.
Amy want banana.
Amy!
Amy!
Amy!
 
2014-03-25 12:30:24 PM  

TV's Vinnie: A close textual analysis of the 1995 Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers movie

1. Haim Saban is a greedy f*cking Joo

2. Haim Saban wants more money. Always.


There. Done!


Well, I see you're continuing your trend of being a racist shiat bag in every thread!
 
2014-03-25 12:31:03 PM  

verbaltoxin: Amy Jo Johnson. Many kittens were murdered in her name.


I met her a couple of weeks ago.  Still beautiful.  She shared some interesting stories from filming.

Early on, they had stuck her in the Pterodactyl cockpit to film a scene.  She said that wasn't so bad on paper, but she was baked out of her mind and the whole thing was very confusing under those circumstances.
 
2014-03-25 12:35:06 PM  

ElusiveWookiee: verbaltoxin: Amy Jo Johnson. Many kittens were murdered in her name.

I met her a couple of weeks ago.  Still beautiful.  She shared some interesting stories from filming.

Early on, they had stuck her in the Pterodactyl cockpit to film a scene.  She said that wasn't so bad on paper, but she was baked out of her mind and the whole thing was very confusing under those circumstances.


I didn't think it was possible for her to get any hotter.

Until now.
 
2014-03-25 12:38:14 PM  

Gergesa: I think that was only for the show they portrayed him as native american.  As for why is white the most powerful color, I think that was supposed to be symbolic of him being reborn in one of the episodes.  He was green to begin with and then there was some sort of rebirth thing and he got a new tiger zoid or something.  Probably also connected to concepts of purity or whatever.


In Japan, and most of eastern Asia, white is the color of death and mourning.
 
2014-03-25 12:46:28 PM  

scottydoesntknow: ElusiveWookiee: verbaltoxin: Amy Jo Johnson. Many kittens were murdered in her name.

I met her a couple of weeks ago.  Still beautiful.  She shared some interesting stories from filming.

Early on, they had stuck her in the Pterodactyl cockpit to film a scene.  She said that wasn't so bad on paper, but she was baked out of her mind and the whole thing was very confusing under those circumstances.

I didn't think it was possible for her to get any hotter.

Until now.


Seriously. I actually watched the show Felicity a few times because she was on it... hummina hummina
 
2014-03-25 12:46:42 PM  

StrangeQ: clkeagle: instead, we got something that made even six-year-olds say "well, that was cheesy."
Yeah, I couldn't stand the show, but I was around 14 at the time so I may have just been entering those hyper cynical teenaged years.


That's a big part of it, no doubt. But I remember Gargoyles airing in the same block (either before or after) and being a very engaging show.
 
2014-03-25 12:47:01 PM  

ElusiveWookiee: verbaltoxin: Amy Jo Johnson. Many kittens were murdered in her name.

I met her a couple of weeks ago.  Still beautiful.  She shared some interesting stories from filming.

Early on, they had stuck her in the Pterodactyl cockpit to film a scene.  She said that wasn't so bad on paper, but she was baked out of her mind and the whole thing was very confusing under those circumstances.



www.lolwut.com
 
2014-03-25 12:55:41 PM  
VR Troopers > Power Rangers.

/trooper transform
 
2014-03-25 12:56:33 PM  

moistD: patricula: Story time!

Back in the day when I was a manager at a movie theater and I could see free movies at most of the other local theaters, I walked to Shaker Square (in Cleveland) to see Congo.  It was pouring rain so I decided to wait it out and watch the only movie starting at that time: Power Rangers.

To this day, the two movies are linked in my head as Power Rangers was FAR more enjoyable than Congo.  Congo sucked.

/Pointless story is pointless
// I miss free movies

Amy hungry.
Amy want banana.
Amy!
Amy!
Amy!


Put 'em on the endangered species list.

Between that line, and the presence of Tim Curry, Congo at least wasn't all bad.
 
2014-03-25 01:02:22 PM  

whosits_112: ElusiveWookiee: verbaltoxin: Amy Jo Johnson. Many kittens were murdered in her name.

I met her a couple of weeks ago.  Still beautiful.  She shared some interesting stories from filming.

Early on, they had stuck her in the Pterodactyl cockpit to film a scene.  She said that wasn't so bad on paper, but she was baked out of her mind and the whole thing was very confusing under those circumstances.


[www.lolwut.com image 186x244]


You wouldn't smoke pot if your biggest role to date was playing a Power Ranger?
 
2014-03-25 01:04:09 PM  

Keywork99: VR Troopers > Power Rangers.

/trooper transform


Where do Beetle Borgs fall in this spectrum?
 
2014-03-25 01:09:59 PM  

NeoCortex42: Congo sucked


I disagree. I love that movie. What's there to hate? Killer apes, talking monkeys, Winston Zeddemore and the Devil from Legend.
 
2014-03-25 01:10:11 PM  

verbaltoxin: whosits_112: ElusiveWookiee: verbaltoxin: Amy Jo Johnson. Many kittens were murdered in her name.
I met her a couple of weeks ago.  Still beautiful.  She shared some interesting stories from filming.
Early on, they had stuck her in the Pterodactyl cockpit to film a scene.  She said that wasn't so bad on paper, but she was baked out of her mind and the whole thing was very confusing under those circumstances.
[www.lolwut.com image 186x244]

You wouldn't smoke pot if your biggest role to date was playing a Power Ranger?


I think it would make some of the stunts a little tougher to perform...
 
2014-03-25 01:14:27 PM  

verbaltoxin: whosits_112: ElusiveWookiee: verbaltoxin: Amy Jo Johnson. Many kittens were murdered in her name.

I met her a couple of weeks ago.  Still beautiful.  She shared some interesting stories from filming.

Early on, they had stuck her in the Pterodactyl cockpit to film a scene.  She said that wasn't so bad on paper, but she was baked out of her mind and the whole thing was very confusing under those circumstances.


[www.lolwut.com image 186x244]

You wouldn't smoke pot if your biggest role to date was playing a Power Ranger?


LOL, I would, I just thought it was kind of surprising. But, I guess nothing should surprise me these days. Would have been funnier if she was tripping balls instead of just being baked.
/It's Morphin' OHMYGODWHATSGOINGONMYHANDSAREMELTING!!!!
 
2014-03-25 01:14:48 PM  

NeoCortex42: moistD: patricula: Story time!

Back in the day when I was a manager at a movie theater and I could see free movies at most of the other local theaters, I walked to Shaker Square (in Cleveland) to see Congo.  It was pouring rain so I decided to wait it out and watch the only movie starting at that time: Power Rangers.

To this day, the two movies are linked in my head as Power Rangers was FAR more enjoyable than Congo.  Congo sucked.

/Pointless story is pointless
// I miss free movies

Amy hungry.
Amy want banana.
Amy!
Amy!
Amy!

Put 'em on the endangered species list.

Between that line, and the presence of Tim Curry, Congo at least wasn't all bad.


fc04.deviantart.net
 
2014-03-25 01:25:36 PM  
Came here for sexy Kimberly pics, leaving disappointed.
 
2014-03-25 01:26:51 PM  

Keywork99: VR Troopers > Power Rangers.

/trooper transform


VR Troopers used footage spliced from three Japanese tokusatsu shows, whereas MMPR only used footage from one.  Therefore VR Troopers was at least three times better.  QED.
 
2014-03-25 01:27:23 PM  

verbaltoxin: whosits_112: ElusiveWookiee: verbaltoxin: Amy Jo Johnson. Many kittens were murdered in her name.

I met her a couple of weeks ago.  Still beautiful.  She shared some interesting stories from filming.

Early on, they had stuck her in the Pterodactyl cockpit to film a scene.  She said that wasn't so bad on paper, but she was baked out of her mind and the whole thing was very confusing under those circumstances.


[www.lolwut.com image 186x244]

You wouldn't smoke pot if your biggest role to date was playing a Power Ranger?


I thought she was good in the TV show Flashpoint.
 
2014-03-25 01:33:07 PM  

kroonermanblack: TV's Vinnie: A close textual analysis of the 1995 Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers movie

1. Haim Saban is a greedy f*cking Joo

2. Haim Saban wants more money. Always.


There. Done!

Well, I see you're continuing your trend of being a racist shiat bag in every thread!


It's not racist. In Saban's case, the stereotype is very much true.
 
2014-03-25 01:33:34 PM  

Farce-Side: Keywork99: VR Troopers > Power Rangers.

/trooper transform

Where do Beetle Borgs fall in this spectrum?


That's actually a pretty difficult question.  I would say that both VR Troopers and MMPR depicted teenagers that kicked ass, which to a younger kid is about the coolest thing in the world.  However BBBB depicted younger kids.  I know why the producers did this: they wanted protagonists that younger viewers could better identify with (got to go after that lucrative weekday afternoon timeslot!).  However to a younger kid, teenagers are infinitely more cool than other kids, therefore ranking from most to least awesome is: VR Troopers > MMPR > BBBB.

Now the real question is, how do Superhuman Samurai Cyber Squad and Tatooed Teenage Alien Fighters of Beverly Hills fit into this?
 
2014-03-25 01:47:38 PM  
Heh, "white power ranger."
 
2014-03-25 02:05:58 PM  

Pants_Optional: I thought she was good in the TV show Flashpoint.


I saw a few episodes of that. I liked her in that movie about the band Sweetwater. It was on VH1 a long time ago.

Let's face it: she'll never shake the Pink Ranger unless she winds up on an HBO series like Anna Chlumsky, or has a choice role in Oscar bait.
 
2014-03-25 02:14:34 PM  

KipKips: NeoCortex42: Terrible movie, great soundtrack.

There's one thing I would expect in a Power Rangers movie, Kaiju battles featuring guys in rubber suits, not terrible CGI.

The Orchestra version of the main theme they did for the movie is still on my pump-up mix. There isn't anything that song can't get you jacked up for.

/Insert sly comment below


Was a bit of a fan back in the day, but I never saw the movie - came out after I lost interest. But holy crap, you're right - that song is awesome.

Almost as good Mortal Kombat. dun dun dan dun dun dan dun dun.
 
2014-03-25 03:04:08 PM  

patricula: Oh yeah!  And right in the middle of the movie, she appears:

[farm9.staticflickr.com image 768x960]
It was like a treat for all the fathers who had to take their kids to see this film.


The actress who played that character had to leave the film because she got sick, and some of her scenes were re-shot with Mariska Hargitay. Then she got better and came back to finish the rest of her scenes.

A similar thing happened during the filming of Power Rangers: Lost Galaxy. The actress playing the Pink Ranger came down with leukemia and left to get treatment, so they killed her off and replaced her with the chick that played Astronema from Power Rangers in Space (the original plan was to get the Pink Ranger from Power Rangers Turbo, but she quit halfway through filming her first episode due to a contract dispute).

Yes, yes, I know....NEERRRDDDD!!!!!
 
2014-03-25 03:07:26 PM  

TV's Vinnie: Power Rangers was a suck franchise that only helped Idiocracy-tise the country. It even got sh*ttier when the "Turbo" rehash was pulled out of Saban's ass.

[2.bp.blogspot.com image 400x300]

For one thing. The kid with the 1974 "Penis Head" hairstyle (yeah. Now you can't unsee it, can you? Welcome to my world since 1997!). This kid should have been flamed worse than Will Wheaton and Matthew Waterhouse combined!


The show got a lot better after Turbo, once they dumped that stupid Justin kid. The last episode of In Space was so awesome, it saved the series from cancellation and gave us kick-ass seasons like Lightspeed Rescue, Time Force, SPD, and RPM. However, the less said about Ninja Storm and Dino Thunder, the better....
 
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