Legend says when the darkness arises, five brave teen sorcerers will be called to fight for the planet's survival - with the guidance from their wise mentor and the ancient Xenotome, book ... See full summary »
Legend says when the darkness arises, five brave teen sorcerers will be called to fight for the planet's survival - with the guidance from their wise mentor and the ancient Xenotome, book of the unknown. They will embark on magical adventures, befriend mystical dragons, battle dangerous beasts, encounter pure evil... and transform into the Power Rangers Mystic Force. Written by
Power Rangers was originally a karate (gongfu/kungfu) based series. The actors were clearly drawn from either gymnasts or martial arts disciplines. Over time, however, they've depended less and less on martial arts and phyiscal stunt choreography more and more on special effects. This series looks like the next step in this wrong direction. Maybe things will get better, as it was only the first, introductory episode. But I don't have much hope, as they seem to be using actors with little or no martial arts skill at all. In fact, at least 3 of the actors seem to be dancers. That provides flexibility and body control to do some martial arts-like moves, I guess, but they don't seem to give them the chance. And the morphing sequence is ridiculously long. It takes nearly 30 seconds per Ranger. What are the bad guys gonna do while 2.5 minutes pass? Just sit there and play gin rummy?
Maybe it's a little early to know for sure, but it seems like the worst Power Rangers group ever.
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