Tuesday, 2 February 2016

DVD Review - Saban's Power Rangers Dino Charge: Unleashed

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Kicking off a brand-new season on Nickelodeon last Saturday was Saban's Power Rangers Dino Super Charge. Fans (young & old) can also be entertained by the recent DVD release from LionsGate, titled Power Rangers Dino Charge: Unleashed, featuring four action-packed episodes from the twenty-second season.

Power Rangers Dino Charge debuted last February. Just like previous seasons, the series borrows Zords footage, props and costumes from the Japanese Super Sentai series (Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger). 

"Powers From the Past" begins with an
intergalactic bounty hunter Sledge, in his spaceship prison, arriving on Earth in the pursuit of a alien named Keeper, who is the possession of ten Energems that Sledge is desperate to have in his clutches. Keeper outsmarts him by bonding each Energem to a dinosaur. Fast-forward sixty-five million year, where we are introduced to Tyler Navarro (played by Brennan Mejia), a young man searching for his missing father. After bumping into the evil creature Iceage, he must team up with a wannabe archaeologist Shelby Watkins (played by Camille Hyde) to save the day as the new Red and Pink Rangers.

"Past, Present and Fusion" starts out with Iceage still not defeated. Tyler and Shelby must team with Riley Griffin - the Green Ranger (played by Michael Taber), Chase Randall - the Black Ranger (played by James Davies), and Koda - the Blue Ranger (played by Yoshi Sudarso) to destroy Sledges newest evil plan to retrieve the Energerms.

"A Fool's Hour" Sledge unleashes his monsters on Earth and the Power Rangers must use their new Zords to save the day.

"Return of the Cavemen" explains that Koda is a caveman from prehistoric times. After Sledge unleashes his newest monster, Slammer, Koda must use his natural instincts to save Chase and a young boy, Peter, whom are trapped in a cave.

Final Thoughts: What started out as a simple children series in 1993 has become a huge phenomenon. While the franchise might not get the ratings that it did in the early years, it still has it's loyal fans, young and old. Yep, adults watch the series too. With a MMPR reboot feature-film in the works for next year, there's no time like the present to start watching the newest television season. The previous seasons got mixed feedback from fans. Dino Charge does its best to be more original with a brand-new villain, likable characters and fun plots. Overall, I thought all four episodes on the  Saban's Power Rangers Dino Charge: Unleashed were fun to watch and I recommend the title to other fans.

*Disclaimer - I received a complimentary copy in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.

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