Our kids are too young to enjoy the Power Rangers. At almost 3 and 1 they’re much simpler, so to properly review these DVDs I called in a diverse group of kids who ranged from 5-11. I watched the videos also, but I sense that the Power Rangers are vying for my wallet and not my critical opinion.
The two DVDs go through The Super Powered Black Box and Super Showdown storyline. These two DVD releases are conveniently named Volume 1 and 2 to help the collectors out there keep them in order.
As a parent, and purchaser of the DVDs, I immediately notice that each DVD only has four episodes. Granted there are some extras and a music video or two, but the running time of the DVD caps out at 94 minutes. That’s a bit of cash to clunk down for a 24 minute episode.
Having said that, the Power Rangers are obviously for the kids, let’s see what they thought of the episodes.
The 5 year old asked if this was scary. I said no and that he’s probably seen the episodes before. Sure enough, when one started he began to tell me about the guy in the red suit their powers and who the short bad guy with all the arms was.
The 7 year old said that she like the Power Rangers because they were active and that the series had nice colors.
The 9 year old said that she liked them because they worked as a team. I halfway expected her to say that she like them because the boys were cute….but she kept to her original story.
If you’re not familiar with the Power Rangers you either don’t have kids that watch Nick or are between the ages of 5-11. If Sid and Marty Croft had more ninjas, a bigger budget and access to CGI they would’ve been doing it back in the 70’s. These DVD releases are for the kids, they’ll enjoy them, and you’ll just sit back and think of Land of the Lost, Wonderbug or that classic quip from The Simpsons.
The Power Rangers Super Samurai: Volumes 1 & 2 are available for sale on August 14, 2012. I was provided with a promotional copy for this review.