Take Five

By George Rose

June 23, 2009

Ladies and gentlemen, behold the genesis of the Lawrence Welk Show!

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In any case, these six power rangers are used to battling Zordon in the TV show, but he has been pushed aside in the film by the more powerful Ivan Ooze. He, of course, wants to take over the world with his mind control substance made of... purple ooze. Ok, so the show and film aren't very subtle. If you want further proof, the yellow ranger is a Chinese girl and the black ranger is an African-American guy. This brand has little tact but I was a kid and didn't know any better. Maybe if Michael Bay and Steven Spielberg collaborated on this project instead of Transformers, it wouldn't have bombed in theaters the way it did. Doesn't matter, because I was still a child in love and saw it with my only friend who was also a fan.


If you want the honest truth, watch any of the other four movies I just recommended before watching this one. The point of this recommendation is that I'm not going to pretend I have only ever enjoyed top-tier movies. I like cheesy movies, I like foreign movies, I like independent movies and I like really, really, really crappy shows sometimes that leads to a blind devotion to the Hollywood film product in the making. If you think I'm alone, look at the success of the first Transformers film and the success to come with the second. It may be a better movie than Power Rangers but that's just because of the talent involved. The point is you like cheesy TV shows and films others regard as bad (Transformers is only 57% on Rotten Tomatoes, hardly a winner in the eyes of a judgmental critic) just as much as I do. Don't be ashamed of the crap you love. I'm not, so recommend away!

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