My god, a movie so bad that it’s own trailer is literally one minute long….I looked, that’s the only trailer this movie got is a one minute preview that just shows some exciting action sequences in concept but botched in the actual film.
Let’s dive into this suckfest…
Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie is a 1997 American superhero film directed by David Winning and Shuki Levy and written by Levy and Shell Danielson. It was produced by Saban Entertainment and Toei Company, Ltd. like Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie, distributed by 20th Century Fox.
The film serves as a bridge between the Power Rangers Zeo and Power Rangers Turbo television seasons, with the new cast and characters from the film becoming cast members of the television series. As with its television season, the film used concepts and costumes from the Japanese Super Sentai series Gekisou Sentai Carranger. Sets and costumes created for original characters in the film were later used in the television series, with the film’s climactic antagonist Maligore being reused for the evil Dark Specter in the subsequent Power Rangers in Space season.
The legendary Power Rangers must stop the evil space pirate Divatox from releasing the powerful Maligore from his volcanic imprisonment on the island of Muranthias, where only the kindly wizard Lerigot has the key to release him. The hope of victory lies in the Ranger’s incredible new Turbo powers and powerful Turbo Zords.
This was past the point when I stopped caring about Power Rangers, like I said in the last review, I stuck with the original series and that was it for me so I never saw this movie in its’ entirety until last year.
And all I will say is this, thought the first Power Rangers movie was as stupid as you can get? Well, luckily, they made a sequel that’s even stupider and even more ridiculous.
I’m not even kidding, the first movie was at least somewhat of a guilty pleasure movie because it had redeemable qualities in terms of the soundtrack and the action but this movie….MY GOD….it’s like they took the budget from Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie, cut it in half, and then cut the budget from the TV series in half as well and then made this movie, that’s how bad this movie is.
The first warning sign right away, the kid in this movie is your typical annoying ass little kid who just wants to hang out with the rest of the gang and in this movie, they just make him the new Blue Ranger and when he says that line “guys, I’m the new blue ranger,” that’s when you know the movie is fucked because not only does this kid have to show up a lot in this movie but he’ll be seen more in the TV series that followed. Good thing I stopped at the original series.
Second warning sign, the special effects in this look like shit, the biggest proof of this, remember how impressive looking Zordon looked in the first movie, well take a look at him in this movie:
LOOK AT THIS!!!! WHAT AM I EVEN LOOKING AT? It’s look like Zordon was jumbled up like a piece of paper and they just threw him on the big screen, I mean, it looks horrible. It’s even worse that the voice actor for Zordon sounds like he doesn’t give a fuck about what the hell is going on.
In fact, a good majority of the actors, voices or on screen, all look like they don’t give a fuck and are only in this just because it’s a Power Rangers movie and it’s going to be a hit regardless…yeah, this thing only brought in $9 million worldwide:
On top of that, this story makes no sense, they literally bring back Kimberly and Rocky from the first series for no reason except to be fan service and not good fan service.
I mean, what else do I even need to say about Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie? There is nothing about it that is redeemable at all, the script sucks, the acting is awful, the action is terrible, the visual effects look like shit, it’s just a horrendous mess of a movie. If you are really that needy to see a Power Rangers movie just watch the first movie…or apparently, the new one is really good, I haven’t seen it yet but this weekend, I will but please for the love of god, avoid Turbo like the plague.
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