Saturday, April 3, 2010

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers 2010 - Green With Evil Part 1 - Ep Review

121 of 145 voted that they are looking forward to the legendary five-parter.

Episode Summary:
Jason fights a new kid in town in a martial arts tournament. It ends up in a tie and Kimberly is smitten with the young man named Tommy, as he scares off Bulk and Skull the next day at school. Unfortunately he has also caught the eye of Rita, who has decided to make him the owner of the Sixth Power Coin and be her evil Green Ranger under her spell. Tommy trashes the Command Center, dis-communicates Zordon from 'this dimension' and puts a virus in Alpha, leaving the Rangers helpless. The Rangers fight the mysterious stranger and wonder who is this green dude bent on destroying them.

Episode Review:
Now the comic book graphics are international! And there are more Anime 'woosh' effects and a new movie-like widescreen sideway effect (below). I didn't like so many graphics on the inital fight with Jason and Tommy. Especially the red glow when Jason hits Tommy, because it suggests to little kids who haven't seen the series before that Jason has magic powers outside of his suit and used them against Tommy.

Dan Evans the Third already apologized about what he did to the saga. But it doesn't look too bad. I like the effect above. And as you can tell, the title card says 'Green With Evil Part 1,' how I remember it when it first aired. Video tapes had it as 'Out of Control' and the TV Guide (below) entry has it as such. I am not complaining that both titles aren't on the episode, I just think it is interesting. As for the episode itself, it indeed is still as good as remembered, unlike early episodes. It sets everything up wonderfully. Tommy does de-construct everything that has been established and the brutalness is what got us hooked. Except for the original footage inconsistency, where Tommy is frozen in the crystal---that's Burai, who was frozen and you can see his pointy vest, Tommy didn't have on... yet. And the head scratcher that Zordon knew the Green Ranger was Tommy in a matter of seconds even though he never met him (unless he is the Rangers' creepy stalker) while the Rangers don't recognize him through his voice.

The Dinozord labels have been upgraded. A new 'to be continued' graphic is added, moving larger on the screen and all the rangers get cut out with colors and a 'we're doomed' voice bubble was added. When it first aired, I was 11 and thought it was really awesome that it was a five parter. I had seen two parters before but never a five parter (they are really rare in TV, that five episodes are called the same title). And five parters never happened in Power Rangers again. All in all, I can't wait until the next episode next week but too bad we gotta wait two weeks for the rest of the five-part saga (Part 2 airs next week and Parts 3, 4, 5 air in May) while we only waited a day each for the original one.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

are those real kanji or just something disney made up