The latest Honest Trailer satirizes the nostalgia often associated with “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie,” asking, “What was I thinking? This is terrible!” The clip hits all of the key problems with the movie, pointing out how ridiculous parts of it are. Among those problems are the drop in quality for the fight scenes (the film used original footage rather than just dubbing over the Japanese original), the movie’s formulaic plot, and the ridiculous gear added in for toy sales. They also put clips side-by-side of Freddy Kruger and Ivan Ooze while describing him as “Freddy Kruger-ish slime monster.” Of course, no satire of “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers” would be complete without talking about the would they/won’t they of Tommy (White/Green Ranger) and Kimberly (Pink Ranger).
There are some more serious moments in the satirical trailer as well; at one point they mention the harassment that David Yost — who played the Blue Ranger — experienced.
“Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie” is the first film based off of the popular TV show of the same name. The Bryan Spicer-directed movie, released in 1995, received relatively negative reviews but grossed over $66.43 million worldwide on a budget of $15 million, making it a financial success. The film focused on the Power Rangers as they attempted to take on Ivan Ooze and save Zordon from the monster’s wrath.
A hit for Fox, “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers” was adapted from the Japanese show “Super Sentai,” from which it took much of its footage. “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers” followed five teens tasked with defending Earth from evil by Zordon, an alien sage. Aided by massive robots called Zords, the Power Rangers faced off against Rita Repulsa, Lord Zedd, and all of their minions in their attempts to protect their world.
The franchise’s latest film, “Power Rangers,” starring Dacre Montgomery as the Red Ranger, Naomi Scott as the Pink Ranger, Ludi Lin as the Black Ranger, R.J. Cyler as the Blue Ranger, Becky G as the Yellow Ranger, Bryan Cranston as Zordon and Elizabeth Banks as Rita Repulsa, arrives in theaters March 24.