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Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie Review

For Families provided by Common Sense Media

OK for kids 9+

Larger-than-life fighting in feature-length Rangers tale.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie is the 1995 full-length movie version of the popular 1990s kids' show. Like the TV show, characters frequently fight with martial arts-style kicks, punches, and spins toward inevitable victory. A warrior priestess might be dressed a little too skimpy for some parents, and the occasional name calling, while silly and relatively tame ("dingledorks") might not be something parents want repeated by younger kids.

  • Families can talk about the fight scenes. What were specific moments in the movie where the fighting felt over-the-top or cartoonish? What would have made it more realistic?
  • What are the positive messages you can glean from this show, or is it all about action and violence?
  • What's the difference between the "good" guys and the "bad" guys?

The good stuff
  • message true2

    Messages: Through teamwork and determination, anything is possible. Some subtle messaging about the evil side of marketing and how easily people are fooled by enticing products.

  • rolemodels true2

    Role models: The Power Rangers work together to stop Ivan Ooze, even when Zordon is unable to help them attain their supernatural abilities.

What to watch for
  • violence false3

    Violence: Cartoonish violence. Various martial arts-style moves are continuously employed as the characters fight: kicks, punches, spins. A construction worker is thrown backwards several feet by a mysterious purple egg. A security guard is stunned and knocked out by the antagonists. Characters fight with battle axes. A giant mechanical scorpion wreaks havoc on a city, destroying cars and causing explosions.

  • sex false1

    Sex: The Rangers meet a scantily clad warrior priestess.

  • language false1

    Language: Some creative insults like, "egg-sucking purple pinhead" and "dingledorks."

  • consumerism false2

    Consumerism: The Power Rangers are part of an extensive line of merchandise -- less popular now than in the 1990s.

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false0

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Not an issue

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