Saturday, August 30, 2014

Power Rangers Super Megaforce - Power of Six - Episode Review

"Power of Six"
Orion dances/cleans the High School at night (in homage of the Tom Cruise classic Risky Business) and solves math problems (like in the Matt Damon movie Good Will Hunting) in his boxer shorts and a t-shirt. In the morning, the other Rangers tell him to join them but he opts out to go to work at the Brain Freeze, arriving before Ernie and getting things done. Vekar has a smelly monster that steals energy. The girls call Orion and they go to the Command Center where Troy hands him a belt (that Tensou fixed) and he puts it on and it connects with the Ranger Keys in the Command Center. The monster takes energy from Ernie and other random people. They get called to fight the monster, Troy has them split up and Orion goes with Jake. Troy and Emma find a victim.

Jake and Orion fight the monster and X-Borgs. The others arrive and they transform into RPM. Orion can't choose between Silver and Gold, he asks Gosei for help, he imagines Silver and Gold joining and he gets a fusion key. He transforms into both and beats the monster. Jake messes up and gets jealous of Orion. The others get their energy sucked and are taken to the Command Center to sleep.

 Jake makes it clear he is jealous of Orion, saying "Everything you touch becomes Gold.. or Silver.". They make up and fight the monster again. Jake fends off the monster and tells Orion to combine all his keys. Jake changes into Green Flash of Flashman and calls it a 'new mode.' He does call for "Prism Punch" and says it is a "Flashy Fist." Random keys glow in the Command Center and Orion imagines all the Sixth Rangers and makes Gold Mode. He finishes off the monster.

 The others wake up. Levira makes the monster big, Jake joins the others to make the Legendary Megazord. Orion forms Q-Rex Dino Mode and both fight the monster. Legendary Megazord destroys the 'Fishy Fist.' Q-Rex destroys the monster itself with Q-Rex Megazord. Later, the six fight near the bay. Orion zips off. They say bye. Jake sighs. Gia thanks them and grabs his arm. Back at Ernie's, Orion wakes up Ernie, who slept a second time. Orion tells him to go home. Ernie asks how the day was, Orion says "Golden."

Jake's jealously of Orion seems to only play out in the footage (Save for one Command Center center and a punny line). "Spirit of the Tiger" handles this (carrying out the adapted plot in new footage) better. I did like the Orion and Jake screen time. The scene where they connect Orion to the power of the Keys was confusing, it seemed like they were giving him a new belt and it looked like he was already connected to the keys in the last episode. Gokaiger handled it better with Silver connecting with the Treasure Box quickly at the beginning of the ep. Also I didn't like the random keys (Green Samurai of Samurai for example) glowing for Orion when it had to be Sixth Ranger Keys.  Also, I was kinda mad about them using Pre-Zyu suits again like Green Flash but after hearing Ciara Hana at the Saban Brands Panel of Power Morphicon 4 that it is an honor to be in suits from Japan never seen in the US before, I am letting it slide.

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