Saturday, March 2, 2013

Power Rangers Megaforce - United We Stand - Episode Review

Emma and Gia (in new clothes other than normal clothes) go mountain biking in a forest to find a rare flower that only blooms once. They take pictures together but Gia doesn't want pictures of her smiling to be released, just privately. Vrak and Loggies attack the city and the Rangers fight the Loogies. The Rangers wonder who Vrak is, who is wearing red claw armor. The bad guys retreat, the girls leave the guys to print photos. Vrak arrives on the Warstar ship. The Warstar meet a Queen Bee alien who plans to target the girls and argues with Creepox. Her jelly venom make men her servants. The girls come out of the one hour photo shop and get hit by Beezara. Emma and Gia both get mad at each other and instantly hate each other. They break one photo and crumble up the pieces.

At the computer lab, Jake wants Noah to hurry so he can play soccer with the guys outside. Noah notices that Vrak was not an insect. Beezara and the Loogies attack the osccer playing boys and stun them. Noah and Jake morph and call the girls. Blue and Black Ranger fight Beezara and get stunned as well, de-morph and fall to the ground. Yellow, Red and Pink arrive but fight over their weapons. Troy gets stunned to. Troy figures that Beezara did something to them as she mentioned the photo shop. Emma tries merging their weapons but they don't fit together. Beezars knocks the girls into a goal. She has the three boy rangers to carry her away.

 At her hideout, Beezara has the boys serving her. They can still think and talk but when she commands it, they uncontrollably obey her. Troy sharpens her nails, Noah massages her yukky feet and Jake fans her. When Noah angers her, she makes Jake hit him, which he detests. Emma finds a branch that has been broken and thinks of following it. Gia wants logic to go to find a place that could hide a large amount of people. They go in opposite directions and Emma finds them.

Emma confronts Beezara and insta-morphs. Emma gets tied up in vines. Gia arrives and fights the monster. The boys try to help the girls but get hit by a forcefield. The boys remind the girls that they have been best friends for years. Gia calls for the Land Brothers to blast Beezara. Beezara tie her up in a laser lasso.They cheer the girls on but Beezara makes them close their mouths with their hands. They start snapping out of it. The girls realize that they were under a spell and that they were always friends. Emma breaks the spell with friendship and snaps out of the vines.

Emma receives a new card which are the Sky Brothers: Crow, Ptera and Hawk. She uses them in an attack Beezara and free Gia. Emma blasts Beezara with the Hawk Zord and they fight the MoTD. The girls call one zord for their Mega Blasters (Pink with Ptera and Yellow with Dino). They destroy Beezard with an attack called Ultimate Dino Blast Now. The boys cheer the girls with hands on their mouths but Troy clarifies that they were off her control. Jake takes his hand off his mouth but Gia snaps it back, saying women like the strong silent type. He nods and closes his lips like a zipper.

Beezara becomes huge and they fight her with the Sky Brothers and make the Sky Megazord/Sky Gosei Great to destroy her with Sky Strike. At the juice bar, the guys are glad the girls have made up with each other. They tell each other that the mean things they said before were only the spell. Emma spots that they are in the newspaper and hides it from Gia, Gia tells them that friends share secrets so Emma shows her the picture of both them smiling. Emma worries but Gia likes it. Emma tells her she should smile more.

Lots of people are talking about this episode being a homage to the first few seasons that most of the episodes revolved around the Rangers falling under spells. In Season 2 of MMPR episode "Bloom of Doom," Kim is put under a spell to be against Trini. This episode also involves flowers. This episode uses footage from two different Goseiger episodes, the most from Episode 9 but a scene from Episode 18 (I think). Anyway, this episode had its corny moments, its unintentional Lesbian innuendo ("This are just for us.") and laugh out loud moments like the guys covering their mouths with their hands.

I hated the puns in Samurai but I don't mind them here as they seemed out of place in the more somber Samurai. One scene that buged me was a SFX shot from Goseiger where you see Alata (GoseiRed) briefly. Also for an episode featuring the girls, doesn't show them morph (in fact, we see Jake and Noah morph TWICE). One thing fans like is Jake referring to the MOTD as "Big Bad Beetle" as a reference to "Big Bad Beetleborgs." I like girl episodes and dislike that Samurai didn't have one, given they made a big deal in some episodes of the two getting along. It was pretty coherent and cohesive episode.


Anonymous said...

is the footage of vrak returning to the ship original footage? i can't seem to find the goseiger episode.

Lavender Ranger said...

Ant, i have a sneaking suspision it was an insert of new footage over old footage.

Anonymous said...

ok, it is from ep 3 and 14. but i still can't find the footage of vrak entering, although 14 has a footage of "eisei no taageito" entering in a similar manner.