These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
YMMV: Power Rangers Megaforce
Anvilicious: In the episode "Robo Knight", the Rangers are appalled that humans are polluting the earth, the monsters of the week are created as a direct result of a toxic factory polluting the earth, and the Sixth Ranger is introduced whose sole mission in life is to punish those who pollute the earth. About every third line hammers home the message, just in case kids didn't get it.
Thankfully, since then the environment message has been greatly toned down.
The series, though, does like to hammer home the "teamwork is awesome" message a lot. Most every line by the Rangers during a monster fight often relates to how teamwork can overcome anything.
Awesome Music: Despite being a remix of a remix, the theme song definitely qualifies, managing to provide a few unique parts as well, similar to Zeo, with a Lost Galaxy-esque Title Scream as well.
Fans are split on whether or not it was a good idea to adapt Goseiger (since Power Rangers adaptations of what are considered "dull" Sentai, are usually good; however, Goseiger is considered a very dull Sentai by Western fans) over the much more desirable Gokaiger (which would have been perfect for an anniversary series). Trying to remind them that Sentai fudged their numbers as well and had their 35th anniversary in their 36th/37th year goes nowhere (Goranger debuted in 1975 and ran for three seasons, meaning technically, Gokaiger's 2011-2012 schedule was a year or two late anyway) - mainly because they can shoot back that Gokaiger was the 35th series.
Chalk this up to Executive Meddling. Saban legally is not allowed to skip over an entire Sentai season (apparently, there are still some contracts in effect that were drawn up back during Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers Season 2) and so Goseiger will be used. However, it's possible that Saban is going to use the story of Gokaiger (or elements of it) for Megaforce. Though whether this will open up a whole new can of worms is anyone's guess.
Also, the news that the Goseiger suits are staying through both seasons outside of Gokai Silver (though what capacity it'll show up in is as yet unknown) since most fans find the Gokaiger suits among the best in the series and the Goseiger suits... not so much.
Of all things, the presumed morphing call (moreso the "Go Go Megaforce!" part rather than the "It's Morphin' Time!" part) is also a point of disagreement - some fans have no problem with it, while others dislike it, seeing as the preceding season, Power Rangers Samurai, just used that format with "Go Go Samurai!". While it made sense to reuse Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers's call in Power Rangers Zeo (due to the latter season being with direct continuity with the former), some perceive the re-usage of "Go Go (team name)" in Megaforce to be improper since Megaforce and Samurai are unlikely to be directly connected outside of a potential Cross Over and being a part of the Power Rangers franchise. Some also feel that reusing "Go Go (team name)" seems like a lazy effort compared to past morphing calls.note Megaforce at least puts more of an effort than Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue, which generally used a morphing call comprised of solely "Lightspeed Rescue", the team name for that season. The Titanium Ranger, on the other hand, used a debatedly generic call of "Titanium Power!", which just incorporates his designation and the word "power". The "It's Morphin' Time" phrase has fared much better in terms of reception, considering the Milestone Celebration and the numerous references to Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers already.
And now some footage of the Megaforce version of the Legend War has been released... with Saban and the producers doing their damndest to not show ANY of the pre-Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger teams (and arguably not doing a particularly good job of it). Some fans are NOT happy about that. Others think the footage was extremely well cut, in that the only way you would notice the pre-Zyuranger teams at all is if you were specifically looking for them.
Despite being under Awesome Music, this applies to the theme song, another remix of the iconic "Go Go Power Rangers" theme. It's either fitting because it's the twentieth anniversary, or receiving flack for using the song after two seasons of Samurai, taking away from it being something special for the anniversary; and for using an adapted version Samurai's remix instead of one unique remix for Megaforce.
It's now been revealed that the Gokaiger suits will be used in Super Megaforce as a Super Mode of sorts. Essentially the rangers will need to transform into these suits in order to then transform into past rangers. Some people think this is great, others wanted the Gokaigers to be their own team, some of those wanted that team being the powerless Megaforce team.
During the Super Megaforce filming, reports started coming in for many former Rangers not appearing, for various reasons: Steve Cardenas (Rocky), Karan Ashley (Aisha), and Rhett Fisher (Ryan) cited money concerns, with Saban not paying enough to be worth it; Blake Foster (Justin) and Nakia Burrise (Tanya) said money wasn't the issue but Saban didn't follow through with terms they discussed; another cast member reportedly got locked out because of beef with producer Jonathan Tzachor; David Yost (Billy) didn't like that Saban used a generic form letter (while implying that his past bad experiences on-set were also a factor); Valerie Vernon (Kendrix) wanted to make it, but she has kids and one month was too soon to make preparations; Erin Cahill (Jen) wanted to as well, but is now a SAG member and the show is non-union; and several others (mainly Disney-era Rangers, plus Trey's actors) said they weren't invited back at all.
While some fans are absolutely furious, with some of the complaints complaints bordering on Fan Dumb and Misblame. Others seem to give Saban Brands the benefit of the doubt and are reserving judgement on the finished product and even pointing out how some fans are blowing things out of proportion.
This isn't helped by the fact that outside of one actor (Jason Smith, Casey/Jungle Fury Red), and that multiple Saban Era Seasons are getting two Rangers (Lost Galaxy and Lightspeed Rescue, and Samurai is getting three with Jayden getting a focus episode), no Disney Era Rangers have so far been confirmed to return- for people who think the Disney Era was better than the Zordon/Saban Era, this reeks of company loyalty.
There's now a video out there from a con which recently guested Jason David Frank (Tommy), hinting that Saban had always planned for only ten returning Rangers (as it sounds like that their returning episodes are part of a bigger batch), that they had chosen them from a pool of sixty and that the complaints about money might just be complete BS.
The news that Super Megaforce won't be using the Pirate!Ranger motif has become a sore point for many fans who were looking forward to a unique set of rangers and the narrative potential therein. On the other hand, some people don't mind this because they believe it will force Jonathan Tzachor to come up with original storylines, which even Megaforce itself has barely been doing.
End Game, the final episode of the first half of Megaforce is either a great ending for the first half with a great cliffhanger, or an average episode that just marks the end of a so far average season.
Canon Sue: Many claim Gia of being one. Seen as a possible expy of Trini, many fans point out that while Trini was balanced and a jack-of-all-trades (a Jack of All Stats, really), Gia seems to be the best at everything. She finished a test before Noah, implying she's smarter than him, and it's implied she's also stronger than Jake and Troy. Jake's constant near worship of her is not helping matters. Could be given a rebuttal when Jake, her "secret" crush, tells Noah that he is "smarter than all of (them) combined." So while Gia is smart, she may not actually be smarter than Noah.
Finishing a test before the brainy guy doesn't make you smarter than him. He may be taking his time to consider the answers while you go "ah, fuck this, I'll just answer anything and hand out the test". Doesn't mean it applies to Gia, but it can happen.
Designated Protagonist Syndrome: Through the first 5 episodes, Troy had yet to show any real traits beyond "dedicated martial artist". He's barely been shown to have formed any real relationships with the other Rangers off the battlefield - the closest was in "Stranger Ranger", and even that scene was him giving them combat training. "Harmony and Dizchord" lessens this somewhat by giving him some non-training interaction with Emma. He's also shown to have a very protective side, as he goes up against some bullies in "Who's Crying Now?". Noah also describes him as being "cool as ice", which could imply that he's had quite a bit more interaction with the team than shown.
Epileptic Trees: Saban seems to be getting back into the groove of whipping fans up into a frenzy, since they released a photo of the Rangers in the base, with what looked like ranger keys in the background.
The complaints that the homages to "Day of the Dumpster" in "Mega Mission" go beyond simply homaging the original, and into an outright rehash.
Fan Nickname: RoboCop Knight for Robo Knight due to his voice sounding rather similar to the aforementioned character.
Growing the Beard: Some fans are already seeing a vast improvement in Megaforce over Samurai. Since they began production on Samurai less than three months after buying back the franchise, some feel that Samurai may have been Saban ironing out the wrinkles (since they hadn't produced the show for 9 years) and Megaforce is where they'll get back in the groove.
Prior to Megaforce being announced, many fans were expecting that Goseiger would be skipped.
Jake's crush on Gia can be this for those who watched Goseiger, wherein Agri and Moune were siblings.
Humor Dissonance: In Last Laugh, Noah is criticized for over-analyzing jokes rather than simply relaxing and laughing at them. The problem is, the jokes in question are legitimately awful, and he comes off more like the Only Sane Man in some sort of world gone mad, where people will break into laughter at the slightest provocation.
Les Yay: "United We Stand" has a lot of hugging between Emma and Gia. A lot. And while the Monster of the Week in that episode turned Emma and Gia against each other with the intent of creating a fight to the death between the two girls, the actual result was them bickering Like an Old Married Couple.
Even in "Mega Mission", there's bit of this. Gia has Emma's drink order memorized and they engage in overly long starring into each other's eyes without speaking in a manner that is quite similar to Rizzoli & Isles.
Memetic Mutation: [INSERT NAME OF A PAST POWER RANGER ACTOR] Refused the invitation/ was not invited to do a cameo in Super Megaforce
"At least it's not Samurai."- What many fans say when trying to be nice about this season.
Narm: "This is what we humans can do when we believe in ourselves!" Possibly one of the worst lines in the entire franchise.
Half of the dialogue in "Dream Snatcher."
Ship Tease: Seems to be this between Emma and Troy.
Possibly due to the stock footage, though. Although, Gia and Troy did have a moment together at the end of episode 11 where she purposely switched places with Emma to talk to him, and got him to dance. Which is actually refreshing.
So OK It's Average: This seems to be the general opinion of fans as the first half of Megaforce draws to a close- while everything's a step up from Samurai, it's still not up to the standards of previous seasons outside of some impressive visual effects (The acting and plotlines are frequently mentioned victims of this). Alongside that, Megaforce has had various pacing issues- the first half spends too much time bringing in new toys, the second half refuses to move plot along except where it must, and Malkor made very few appearances during the season, not to mention the insane hiatus that insued throughout mid-2013..
Spoiled by the Format: It was pretty obvious Metal Alice would survive her fight with Robot Knight, mainly for the sole reason that she didn't explode as she fell to the ground.
Whenever the Rangers use their Gosei cards, the cards all clearly still have the original text from Tensou Sentai Goseiger (including that title). This is probably why so much of the Rangers' arsenal keeps their Goseiger names in the first place.
Similarly, the recurring footage from Gokaiger's Legend War includes heroes from Super Sentai that have never been adapted for Power Rangers. Most are way in the background where they're not as noticeable or have been edited to make them less conspicuous, but "Stranger Ranger" clearly shows Ryu Ranger fighting behind the Red Jungle Fury Ranger. Ryu Ranger's visibility might be a subversion, however, as the presence of Dairanger material in Super Megaforce's Comic-Con promos suggests it might be intentional.
In episode 3, after the rangers defeat the Monster of the Week with the Megaforce Blaster, they disassemble the blaster and then run to a completely different area where they had quarantined the infected civilians. After that, when Vrak summons the zombats to make the monster grow, the rangers are suddenly right back in front of the monster's corpse, holding the assembled Megaforce Blaster.
The second battle against Dragonflay (played out at the same time as the Red Ranger fights Creepox for the first time) in Episode 4 still has plenty of Japanese text on signs and on the road. Okay, that would've been pretty taxing to edit out without anyone noticing, but you can't help but notice how glaring it is that an American city has Japanese traffic signage.
In "United We Stand," Sentai footage is used when Beezara kicks Gia and Emma across the soccer field. Before this, Troy was knocked to the ground; however, if one looks closely at where Troy was, it's very obvious that it's Alata lying on the ground.
Speaking of, his distinctive red-and-white jacket is very noticeable in the first few seconds of the opening sequence, as seen in this screenshot.
The loss of Datas leads to a problem with Ultra Gosei Great Megazord. Eagle-eyed viewers will notice that there's a brand new Mechazord head that's just there with no explanation as to where it came from; not to mention the Zord mountings on the shoulders and the odd design on the robot's back.
As of the end of the Warstar arc, Gosei has been less a character and more a plot device, only speaking up every few episodes to tell the Rangers of some new powerup they've acquired. The fact that he apparently has history with Zordon has sadly yet to be expanded on.
Is gonna happen no matter what, as many previous actors have confirmed that they rejected the invitation to appear for The Legend War.
Visual Effects of Awesome: The above-mentioned stock footage failures aside, the show does a good job with editing out certain things from the footage, whether it be unneeded characters or unwanted angel wings.