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MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS: THE MOVIE, Johnny Yong Bosch, David Yost, Jason David Frank, Amy Jo Johnson, Karan Ashley, Steve Cardenas, 1995

Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers: The Movie

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Everyone had that one PowerRanger they always wanted to be. I was all about the Pink Ranger. Kimberly was everything I wanted to be when I was a kid. She was someone I could look up to. A powerful, female icon that rocked pink like no other.

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The Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers was one of the most popular TV shows in the early 1990s. This show might have been cheesy, but it appealed to kids of the 90s like the heroes of the Marvel Cinematic Universe does today. I know it’s kind of leap but hey it’s kind of true.

The Power Rangers were just your “average” high school teenagers, who were hand-picked by Zordon to save Angel Grove and the world from Lord Zedd, Rita and their minions. Nothing like watching a bunch of kids around your age fighting Puddies and Morphin’ into colorful, butt kicking superheroes. I watched every episode of the original Power Rangers in the 90s.

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Of course we can’t forget the one Ranger that was every girls’ dream guy at the time. I know he was mine. (I wanted to be Kimberly so it was kind of a requirement, I was 8 years old give me a break.) The Green Ranger/ The White Ranger – Tommy. He was a bad guy turned good guy, what girl didn’t love that.

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As awesome as the show was during that time, it doesn’t come anywhere as freaking awesome as the first movie that was made with the Power Rangers. I MEAN AN ENTIRE MOVIE IN THE THEATER!!!!!!!! Who wasn’t stoked about that?? Crazy haters that’s who.

20 years ago today Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers: The Movie was released in theaters. And it was epic.

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This movie took The Power Rangers to the next level. Better graphics, action sequences, and a new adventure. This storyline not only brought a new villain, Ivan Ooze, but it also challenged the Rangers in a whole new way. The Rangers were powerless and were forced to travel to a new planet, Phaedos, to find a Great Power in order to save Zordon and defeat Ivan Ooze.

The movie was much better than the series at the time, trust me. A bigger budget will do that, but the movie could of course been much better than it turned out to be. I did enjoy watching it when it came out. I was 8 years old at the time. Watching it now I question some of the choices the film makers made because there are some serious plot problems and some “interesting” fighting sequences and some not so great CGI.

But despite all of that, the movie was quite a leap forward for The Power Rangers franchise and I will watch the movie every now and then when it’s on ABC Family or I feel like popping in the DVD (got it for $5 at Wal-Mart, booyah).

As it is, 20 years is quite a landmark for any movie. So if you’re feeling nostalgic, grab some movie snacks, pop in the DVD, and get ready because

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GO GO POWER RANGERS! GO GO POWER RANGERS! MIGHTY MORPHIN’ POWER RANGERS!!!!!

Katie has a Master’s in Psychology from the University of Hartford and is a former Cast Member of the Disneyland Resort. She was introduced to the world of movies by her father at a very young age and has been a fan ever since. She has a deep love for Jane Austen novel adaptations, Period Dramas, and YouTube vlog-style novel adaptations. She also geeks out over Harry Potter, DC, Marvel, Disney, Supernatural, Doctor Who, Sherlock, In the Flesh, Star Wars, Star Trek, LOTR, Jurassic Park and Foreign Films. Lastly, Katie loves the theatre, music, novels, Disneyland, college football, baseball, and cycling.