->''"It's Morphin' Time!"''

TheMovie adaptation of ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'', released between the show's second and third seasons and given a {{big budget|BeefUp}} treatment. It doesn't fit into the {{continuity}} of [[NonSerialMovie the series]]; the events of the film are replaced in the third season. The Rangers, villains, and Command Center are all radically different, accounting for where the movie's budget went to. In particular, the Rangers have a PoweredArmor appearance and there are more elaborate sets, action sequences and creature designs, with mid-90's quality CG used for the Zord battle sequence.

The plot: Rita and Zedd release another SealedEvilInACan, a ShapeShifting glob known as Ivan Ooze, with the hope he will become a new minion. Unfortunately, he proves that there is a very good reason he was sealed away. He easily infiltrates the Rangers' Command Center and destroys their powers, [[MentorOccupationalHazard leaving Zordon on the brink of death]]. He then [[EvilIsNotAToy traps Zedd and Rita in a tiny snowglobe]] and sets out to rebuild monstrous creatures that he began years ago. The Rangers depart for the planet Phaedos to find "The Great Power" to re-energize themselves and return to stop Ooze.

See also: ''Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie'', an in-continuity movie released two years later and sets up the premise of ''Series/PowerRangersTurbo''. Also ''Film/PowerRangers'' for a ContinuityReboot and disambiguation page of all Power Rangers films.

!!This film provides examples of:

* ActionGirl: Dulcea, the tall, fit master warrior of Phaedos who defeated a flock of mooks and pinned Tommy with her staff effortlessly. Aisha and Kimberly also count, kicking nearly as much ass as the other rangers.
* AllThereInTheScript:
** The "group of young warriors" who trapped Ivan Ooze were part of an organization called "The Order of Meledon". Zordon and Dulcea themselves were members.
** The planet Phaedos is located in the Hyperion Constellation.
** After the Order's enemies were defeated, Zordon continued to fight evil elsewhere.
** Dulcea is the last living member of an alien race, whose ancestors came to Phaedos from "another time, another dimension." They were the ones who brought the "Great Power" to the monolith.
* AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs: Ivan destroys the Command Center.
* AlternateContinuity: To the series where the Ninja Powers and zords were obtained by alternative means.
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: Ivan Ooze mentions several horrific things he missed out while he was imprisoned: "The Black Plague! The Spanish Inquisition! ''TheBradyBunch Reunion!''" That last one was a ThrowItIn by the actor that everyone working on the project loved.
* TheArtifact: Much like the series, the suits remain the same even after switching to a completely different set of powers. Although at least in the movie, the chest pieces displaying their animal switch from dinosaurs/mythological creatures to the ninja animals.
* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler:Zordon, near the end of the movie.]]
* BareYourMidriff: Kimberly is stuck wearing a midriff baring skater's outfit when Zordon calls for them and she doesn't get a chance to change out of it. [[{{Fanservice}} Makes you wonder why...]]
* BewitchedAmphibians: Referenced when Adam finds being "the frog" underwhelming.
* BigGood: Almost nowhere else in the franchise has Zordon been as revered as the epitome of all that is good. Ooze visibly rages after hearing his name and Dulcea only helps the Rangers when she learns that Zordon is in trouble. The only season that came as close was ''Series/PowerRangersInSpace''.
* BigRedButton: The Ninja Megazord has one that Aisha needs to break a glass panel to use. [[spoiler: It's the GroinAttack button.]]
* BlobMonster: Ooze and his servants are made of purple slime.
* BluntYes: The reaction Fred gets when trying to alert his peers to disaster:
-->'''Fred''': You all think this is one big party, don't you? \\
'''Other Kids''': Yeah!
* BondOneLiner:
-->'''Billy:''' You ooze, you lose!\\
'''Billy:''' Talk about a splitting headache!\\
'''Tommy:''' Eight ball, corner pocket!\\
'''Aisha:''' Kiss and make up!\\
'''Kimberly:''' Have a nice trip... See you next fall.\\
'''Kimberly:''' Let's rock his world.
* BroadStrokes:
** Pretty explicitly used, with such dramatic a departure in visual style from the series it's almost like seeing a completely different product altogether but the core actors were the same, and the Ranger costumes and non-human characters are instantly identifiable (although Zedd and Rita lack most of their series minions and have a brand new one). It can be assumed that the general story of the series effectively forms the backstory to this film.
** The opening text scroll mentions that Zordon recruited ''six'' teens, which would imply that unlike the show Tommy was always part of team but that might been done for simplicity's sake.
* BroughtDownToNormal: The Rangers lose their powers when Ivan attacks the Command Center and leaves Zordon near-death, and a significant portion of the plot involves them finding a way to get them back so they can stop him.
* CaliforniaDoubling: The series was filmed and set in California, while the movie was filmed in Australia. The movie actually looks rather good for its budget, and some industry analysts have suggested it helped promote the use of Australia as a cheap filming location.
* CallBack: When Kimberly finally boards her new Zord.
-->'''Kimberly:''' [[MundaneUtility Nice stereo!]]
* CardCarryingVillain:
** The way Ivan introduces himself to the Rangers says it all:
-->"I am the galactically feared, globally reviled, universally despised... They call me Ivan Ooze!"
** Lord Zedd introduces himself as "sworn enemy of all that is good and decent."
* CompositeCharacter: Mordant basically serves Squatt and Baboo's function from the show. He's even fat like Squatt and has a monocle like Baboo.
* CanonForeigner:
** Mordant. According to an early draft, he is Goldar's second cousin, three times removed on his mother's side, visiting for the summer, but this was written out for the final draft.
** Also Fred, who was plainly added for {{Kid Appeal|Character}}. Ivan Ooze and Dulcea weren't in the show either, but at least had explanations for why they were making their first (and only) appearances here. Fred was treated as someone who had always been part of the cast.
* CanonImmigrant:
** This movie marked the first mention of Zordon being from the planet Eltar, which was later stated in the TV series. WordOfGod states this bit of information was always in the TV series bible. The movie just happened to be the first time it was ever stated on-screen.
** In an odd case, the Metallic Armor used in the show's third season was loosely based on the movie's merchandise, which gave all the Ranger figures a chrome-like shiny coating.
* ChainmailBikini: Dulcea is obviously done as {{Fanservice}} for many, even the kids who were preteens at the time.
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: A new, powerful villain appears and completely humiliates the old boss? Goldar never liked the old bosses anyway.
* CombatPragmatist: The Ninja [=MegaFalconzord=]. See GroinAttack below.
* ContinuityNod: Alpha mentions that nobody can get into the Command Center without a Power Coin, a plot point first mentioned in the "Green With Evil" five-parter. Ivan Ooze, of course, disagrees. [[note]] In keeping with the different continuity in the show no one gets in ''undetected'' without a power coin. In the movie no one gets in without a power coin. Period. Except Ivan Ooze. He didn't need to worry about that, and just slid through cracks in the door. [[/note]]
-->Alpha: "Well... Almost nobody!!"
* ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve: [[spoiler: Used at the end of the movie to repair their decimated hidden base and restore Zordon to full health.]]
-->''For those who possess the Great Power, all things are possible''
* CueTheRain: "Trouble" by Shampoo:
--> We couldn't get a cab, 'cause we ain't got no money!\\
We missed the last train but we thought...\\
We'd get the night bus but the night bus never came!\\
We'd almost gone home and it started to...\\
* thunderclap*
* DamselInDistress: Kimberly twice. The first time was when a zombie mastodon cornered her and Tommy came in. This one is justified due to being BroughtDownToNormal (Kim is a natural gymnast, not a martial artist) and even Tommy had trouble with it. The second time was when her new Zord was trapped in Ooze's "electro magnetic zekze lock" but [[DamselOutOfDistress she used her thrusters to get out of that one]].
* DarkerAndEdgier: This movie is significantly more serious then its parent series. They mention several times the possibility that people could die, including Zordon and the group of brainwashed parents. Kids are also seen at a Rave of some sort (including Bulk and Skull), smearing themselves with Ivan's Ooze and implying it to be some sort of delinquent party. There is even a news broadcast reporting on the destruction being caused by Ooze's monsters.
-->'''Reporter''': The mayor has declared a state of emergency...
* TheDayTheMusicLied: As TheTeam morphs for the first time in the film, we are treated to a pumped-up version of the [[ThemeMusicPowerUp theme song]] and obligatory [[AssKickingPose posing]], after which it is revealed that the bad guys have ''fled the scene'' during all the buildup. Even the post-reveal ''guitar riff'' sounds disappointed.
* DespairEventHorizon: Zordon crosses it, after Ivan Ooze destroys the Command Center. He flat out tells the Rangers Ivan Ooze is victorious and there's nothing they can do; it's ''Alpha-5'' that sets them out on their quest to find a new source of power.
* DisasterDemocracy: Ooze invokes this, naming himself TheLeader of the bad guys.
* DisneyDeath: [[spoiler:Zordon. Near the end of the film, while Ivan Ooze causes damage on the Earth and the Power Rangers are returning with their new-found powers, Zordon tells Alpha, "Keep trying..." before breathing his last on the news anchorwoman's words, "Where are the Power Rangers?" When they return to the ruined Command Center after destroying Ooze, they hear from Alpha that they are too late, and they see Zordon's pale body lying on the broken pillar. Fortunately, with [[AllYourPowersCombined all their powers combined by concentration]], the Command Center is restored by their WorldHealingWave, and he is brought BackFromTheDead, restored as an entity once more.]]
** Averted humorously with Zedd and Rita. When Ivan takes over Zedd and Rita's command center, Zedd tries to use his magic to disintegrate him, but it only tickles Ivan. Ivan then says, "My turn," and just as you expect them to be destroyed...they're instead hit by Ivan's ShrinkRay, reduced to figurines in a snowglobe that sticks around for the majority of the film. [[spoiler: When Ivan dies, their size is restored.]]
* TheDreaded: As Ivan's introduction includes "globally feared" and he refers to himself as "the boogeyman".
* DugTooDeep: The unveil of Ooze's egg is during a deep construction sight.
%%* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning
* EvilLaugh: Ivan Ooze performs one after declaring "WELCOME TO MY NIGHTMARE!"
* EvilIsNotAToy: A complex example. Ooze is genuinely grateful for being freed and asks Zedd "How can I ever repay you?" Zedd tells him to destroy Zordon, which he does. However, this was a one-time favor. When Zedd continues to treat Ooze as a minion, it doesn't go so well.
-->''"The Boogeyman is taking over."''
* EvilPlan: Zedd plans to use Ooze to end his war with Zordon. Ooze hijacks that plan into his own for conquest.
* [[AFatherToHisMen A Father to Us All]]: Kimberly said this to Zordon-"Ever since you came into our lives you've been like a father to us all".
* FlatCharacter: The movie assumes you're already familiar with these characters and their roles from the TV show and so goes straight into the plot without character development. [[TropesAreNotBad Why are you watching this otherwise?]]
* GenreSavvy: While nothing came of it, Rocky mentioned that they should continue on in case the bone creature pulls itself together.
* GroinAttack: The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IgtIMGhEenQ&t=4m45s Megazord does it to Ivan Ooze]]. It even has a button [[Funny/MightyMorphinPowerRangers designed for the sole purpose of activating this maneuver]], covered by "For Emergency Use Only" glass.
* HeyYouHaymaker: Averted. Fred found his dad at the construction site and tries to get his attention, when Goldar appears shouting "Hey you!". He thought he's been spotted, until... "Get back to work!" to another hypnotized parent.
* HighClassGlass: Mordant for some reason wears a monocle. [[InvertedTrope He's dimwitted, belches, and makes lame jokes.]]
* HollywoodSkydiving: The film opens with a skydiving scene that lasts for several minutes. Kimberly [[ActionGirl backflips out of the plane]], Tommy [[RuleOfCool skysurfs]] all the way down, and the whole thing is set to [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic Higher]] [[Music/RedHotChiliPeppers Ground]]. It's totally awesome.
* HumongousMecha: The Rangers' Ninja Zords and Ivan's Ecto-Morphicon Titans - Scorpitron and Hornitor.
* ILoveTheSmellOfXInTheMorning: "I love the smell of destruction in the evening."
* IncomingHam: "Laaadies and gentlemen! The OOOOOZE is BACK!"
* InstrumentOfMurder: More like "[[{{Pun}} Instrument of Destruction]]": When Ivan Ooze says to Zordon, "It's time... [[{{Pun}} to pay]] {{the pi|edPiperOfHamelin}}per," Ooze takes out his piping flute and plays a bit like a [[StealthPun literal piper]] before using the flute's electric powers to damage the entire Command Center and weaken Zordon to a withering mortal.
* IWantMyMommy: Skull screams this when he and Bulk skydive out of a plane in the beginning of the movie.
* KidAppealCharacter: Fred is a preteen with his own sub-plot that runs parralel to the Power Ranger plot.
* LargeHam: Ivan Ooze is loud and passionate presence. Expect him to steal every scene he's in.
* LaughablyEvil: Ivan Ooze is one of the most entertaining Power Rangers villains; he is clearly evil but just enjoys himself so much. He even has some of the most memorable lines of the entire franchise.
-->'''Tommy:''' ''We're the Power Rangers!''\\
'''Ooze:''' ''"[[SarcasmMode Whooo!]] [[ExpectingSomeoneTaller Where's my autograph book]]!?"''
* {{Leitmotif}}: The Tengus have one when Ivan Ooze summons them.
* MayContainEvil: Ivan markets his own slime as a new fad, then uses it to brainwash his customers' parents.
* MonsterClown: Ivan Ooze, when selling his slime to kids, looks like he belongs in a carnival.
* MovieSuperheroesWearBlack: Averted, but the costumes are more armored than the spandex outfits from the TV show, and have a darker color hue.
* MsFanservice:
** Dulcea, obviously. Kimberly's outfit also counts.
** Inverted with Aisha, who was wearing a sweatshirt and sweatpants. Poor Karan Ashley mentioned in an interview that she came very close to developing heatstroke more than once in the Australian summer heat.
* MythologyGag: Rocky's street clothes in this movie are a modern version of his Red Ranger Sentai counterpart [[Series/KyoryuSentaiZyuranger Geki]]'s outfit.
* NailsOnABlackboard: The sound of Dulcea's sticks, as described by the Tengus.
* NeverSayDie: Averted:
-->'''Ivan Ooze:''' So, they've all been destroyed?\\
'''Tengu:''' Well... we were about to destroy them, when...\\
'''Ivan Ooze:''' What, you didn't ''kill'' them?
** Another example: In the trailer, Billy says that Zordon is "aging at an accelerated rate". [[NeverTrustATrailer In the movie itself]], however, he explicitly says that Zordon is dying.
** Dulcea would "age as rapidly as Zordon" if she ever gets close to the Great Power.
** Also averted with this line:
-->'''Fred:''' If you don't come with me right now, our parents are going to die!
* NewPowersAsThePlotDemands:
** Parodied and averted, as Ivan's shapeshifting abilities were shown second only to his "teenager smelling" power. He might have assumed his reputation spread across the universe.
-->'''Ivan Ooze:''' You forget: I'm a master of disguise!\\
'''Mordant:''' [[LampshadeHanging How could I forget? I never knew!]]
** The Ranger morphed forms have wildly different weapons and modes they can switch into, the Red Ranger's scanning visor, the Yellow Ranger's headlights, Pink Ranger's "thunderwhip" and the Blue Ranger's zip line.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: One of the Tengu (namely the one reporting about knocing the Rangers into off a mountain and into a river) sounds like Creator/JackNicholson
* NoImmortalInertia: Zordon begins aging "at an accelerated rate" when Ivan breaks open the time-warp capsule. Later on, Dulcea tells the Rangers that she too will age rapidly if she leaves her domain on the planet Phaedos.
* NonSerialMovie: Despite being based off the popular ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' franchise, and sharing the same cast, the movie isn't part of the show's continuity - Season 3 started off with a similar story arc to the plot of the movie.
* NubileSavage: Dulcea. There was a little bit of outrage over the outfit, while it shows a lot of skin it wasn't too provocative (a skirt made of wide strips of fabric and a top that didn't show much cleavage), but a publicity photo showing her pinning Tommy to the ground had a MaleGaze-ish angle and made it look worse than it was.
* OhCrap:
** Ooze, [[spoiler: as he's about to be hit by Hailey's comet]].
** Goldar and Mordant at the end of the movie, when Rita and Zedd return, and he's just declared himself "King Goldar".
* OneWingedAngel: What Ooze does at the end, he merges with his own monster and mutates it into a giant robotic version of himself.
* OpeningMonologue: The film opens with a block of scrolling text with Dulcea reading it in voiceover. This explains Zordon's backstory and the formation of the Power Rangers briefly. The fact that it is read so straight is hilarious.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: Upon arriving on Phaedos, the teens quickly discover the remains of an alien which failed to retrieve the great power. Although mostly humanoid, it had a very draconic skull, and its headset communicator was still intact even though the rest of the body was a skeleton.
* ParentsInDistress: The subplot involving Fred, Bulk, and Skull has a large number of mind controlled parents commanded to "leap to your doom".
* PowerUpLetdown: Adam is disappointed by his Ninjetti Spirit Animal.
-->"...I'm a frog."
* PrecisionFStrike: Just remember that the franchise is intended for very small kids, so when Kimberly tells Tommy to "[[GoshDangItToHeck Get your butt down here]]" it comes across like this trope. A similar moment happens in the Turbo movie.
* PsychicAssistedSuicide: Ivan Ooze takes control of the minds of Angel Grove's adults, who are then commanded to "leap to their doom" into a massive hole on a construction site. Bulk and Skull rally the kids to save the adults as the Rangers battle Ooze, with one of the kids holding them back with a water cannon, but it's not until Ooze's demise that his spell is broken and the adults are returned to normal.
* {{Pun}}: Pay the piper who is playing a piper flute.
* RecruitTeenagersWithAttitude: When Ivan first meets the Rangers, he remarks that Zordon is "still using a bunch of kids to do his dirty work"; apparently, Zordon has been recruiting teenagers to his cause for the past 6000 years.
* RememberTheNewGuy: Mordant is a new minion that no one remarks on. The Manual has more information.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Mordant is terrified of the Ecto-Morphicons once they're activated and doesn't join Ivan and Goldar in watching them attack the city. Once Ivan combines with Hornitor, Goldar flies back to the moon. Neither of them are seen again until the post-credits sequence.
* SecondaryAdaptation: [[Franchise/SuperSentai Orignal Japanese Show]] -> [[Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers American Show]] -> [[Film/MightyMorphinPowerRangersTheMovie This film]] -> Video game on the SNES and Sega Genesis.
* SealedEvilInACan: The shapeshifting Ivan Ooze had been trapped underground for 6,000 years until his containment chamber was accidentally unearthed by a construction crew and later opened by Lord Zedd.
* SelfServingMemory: In recounting what happened, one of the Tengu says they knocked one of the Rangers off a mountain and another into a river. Neither actually happened.
* ShoutOut: While Fred is spying at the construction site, Mordant can be heard yelling [[Theatre/ShowBoat "Tote that barge, lift that bale!"]] in the background.
* SlimeSnailsAndMutantTails: Ivan Ooze has some of this appeal, and his plan to sell kids tubs of purple gunk doesn't make any sense unless you remember the decade's love for this sort of thing. (Remember, Nickelodeon in the 90's based their whole business around slime.)
* TheStarscream: Played for laughs near the end of the film: with Ooze gone, Goldar thinks it's time to take over as the BigBad, but that's just when Rita and Zedd come back...
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Mordant, taking the place of Squatt and Baboo.
* TakeThat: A trope rarely used in Power Rangers. When Ivan Ooze laments the terrible things he missed while he was blowing up the command center and Zordon with it, the three things he mentions are "The Black Plague," "The Spanish Inquisition," and "[[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking The]] ''[[TheBradyBunch Brady Bunch]] [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Reunion]]''!""
* TitleTheAdaptation: "Power Rangers the Movie"
* TrainStopping: Or rather Train Saving, given Tommy uses the Falconzord to fill in for the destroyed track for the monorail.
* TransformationIsAFreeAction: Averted twice. The first time the Rangers morph, they get to do the whole routine because the Oozemen take the opportunity to run away. When they suit up as Ninjetti, one of the rock-monsters hurls a spear at Aisha right at the end of the role call. "The Bear - WHOA!"
* TooDumbToLive: Bulk and Skull during the skydiving scene. Kimberly has to remind them that it's a good idea to skydive with parachutes.
--> '''Kimberly:''' "You might want to slip those on..." ''(points to the parachutes)''
--> '''Bulk and Skull:''' ''(in unison)'' "Good idea."
* UniversalDriversLicense: Kids driving a monorail and a fire engine.
* UnPerson: Ooze declares that Zordon will become this.
-->"''I will not only destroy him, I will obliterate his entire legacy as if Zordon of Eltar NEVER EXISTED!''"
* VillainOverride: When his Ecto-Morphicons fail, Ivan takes control of Hornitor (by filling it up with... himself) and battles the Rangers personally.
* WatchingTroyBurn: The destruction of the Command Center. Zordon can only watch and the rangers are horrified.
* WeaponizedLandmark: The tower Ooze uses for the Megazord battle.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse:
** Saba, Tommy's sword in the series, makes a brief appearance to finish off the last of the Ooze-men. After Ivan trashed the Command Center, though, he vanished along with the rest of the Rangers' powers. Whether or not Saba made the transition with the acquisition of the ninja powers (as did the suits and as happened in the series) was not revealed. Zordon's words seem to imply that when the Rangers lost their powers, Saba disintegrated along with all the other weapons.
** There's also the construction worker who got zapped after touching Ivan Ooze's egg-prison and the two policemen Zedd zaps using his magic staff. We never learn their fates. The cops, at least, it seems, were simply put to sleep (judging by Zedd's line "No need to wake him, in fact, why don't you take a little nap yourself?") so it's likely they survived, but the worker guy is unclear, considering he flies back quite a ways and the scene cuts away we're told if he's okay or not.
* WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway: Compared to bears and falcons, frog is lame indeed. Dulcea convinces Adam that HeartIsAnAwesomePower because frogs turn into handsome princes when kissed.
* WhipItGood: Kimberly wields a "Pterodactyl Thunder Whip" during her battle against the Ooze Men.
* WildTeenParty: The children of Angel Grove celebrate life without their parents. Fred has to break it up in order to coordinate a rescue.
* WitchWithACapitalB: Ivan Ooze's insult of Dulcea; "meddlesome, manipulative, she-devil of a witch!"
* YouHaveFailedMe: Ooze disintegrates his bird {{Mooks}} after they fail to stop the Power Rangers from going towards the Great Power and report back to him about this.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: After brain-controlling all of the children's parents in the city finish building his [[spoiler: weapons of mass destruction]] Ivan then sends the parents to leap off a cliff to their doom.
* YourSizeMayVary: Interestingly, the Zords in the movie are scaled down considerably from the series. Whereas in the show the monster and Megazords are taller than most of the buildings, the Ninja Megazord here couldn't be more than about 10-12 stories tall (individual zords were only about 3 stories tall). This is due to the fact that much of the filming for the CGI was in real locations and not just a model set on a sound stage, the Falconzord especially wouldn't be able to fly between the buildings if it was any bigger. Though the tower Ooze uses as a weapon would have to shrink considerably for it to work the way it does.