YMMV: Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers: The Movie

  • Awesome Music:
  • Critical Dissonance: The film was generally thrashed by critics but fans of the series tend to receive and remember it fondly. Among many things, it embodies the general fun of the series while having entirely original footage.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse:
    • IVAN OOZE. Despite having absolutely no redeeming qualities and an utter prick to his enemies, he's bound to make you laugh at some point in the movie. Being played by Paul Freeman certainly helps.
    • Dulcea to male viewers.
    • Adam. He hadn't made much of an impression during his initial run in season 2, but the movie finally brought out some of his personality.
  • Ham and Cheese: Paul Freeman takes a page from Raul Julia's book, and delivers a magnificently hammy performance as Ivan Ooze.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
  • Moral Event Horizon: Ivan Ooze sending the parents to commit suicide.
  • Special Effects Failure:
    • Unlike in the series, Tommy keeps Saba in hyperspace instead of latched to his belt. This results in an obvious Jump Cut when he pulls Saba to finish off the Oozemen (Although not too jarring, as this is where the rest of the Rangers keep their personal weapons in the series).
    • The film used CGI for the Ninjazords because they didn't want to use the original props or costumes for the film. And boy do the CGI ones look bad. They're a poor match for the correct designs too. The Ninja Mega Falconzord is the biggest offender, being based not off the full-sized toy but a smaller special edition with the wolf's head uncovered and the cover for the Ape hand being able to hold a sword (a large version of one of the Ape's Ninja-to, but the artists interpreted it as the Shogun Megazord's fire saber. Ouch.) Finally, they botched the head.
    • There's also the scene where Ivan launches the Ninja Megazord through a building and it's extremely obvious the Megazord is a model (or perhaps even the figurine) being launched through it.
    • Also on the topic of the CGI, at one point, the bear Zord loses its yellow coloring, then loses its blueish-black coloring immediately after. And the Ectomorphicon is standing not on the streets of Angel Grove, but the 3D animation program's grid in another scene.
    • There's also the scene where Ivan Ooze attacks the Commander Center, the helmet on the suit that represented Alpha's head wasn't secured as it spins around 180 degrees as Alpha shakes and spins away from Ivan after he zapped him. It's still backwards while Ivan Ooze rants to Zordon.
    • The animatronics used for Goldar and Mordant's heads, as well as the skeleton that attacks the rangers on Dulcea's island are rather poor as well. In fact, you can see a wire holding up the tail of the skeleton in one scene.
  • Visual Effects of Awesome: Most of the practical effects hold up well. The CGI ....doesn't