Follow TV Tropes

Following

YMMV / Power Rangers: Beast Morphers

Go To

  • Author's Saving Throw:
    • With the negative backlash against skipping Go-Busters from 2013 as well as ToQger for Ninninger, the fandom rejoiced when Power Rangers Beast Morphers was announced as the 26th season.
    • The Go-Buster-Oh toy was notorious for very oddly designed and proportioned legs, while Great Go-Buster's arms were seen as far too short in proportion to the body. Not only do the new American molds made by Hasbro remedy both problems, the Beast-X Megazord (at least) has articulated elbows not necessitated by the transformation, something toy collectors have wanted but rarely ever gotten (it helps that Hasbro's had years of experience when it comes to giant robot toys).
    • Advertisement:
    • Comic relief characters in this franchise (sans Bulk and Skull who set a very high bar) can either be a hit or a miss. This season, we have Ben and Betty, who are considered an improvement over last season's duo Victor and Monty. Though the Burkes were clearly meant to satisfy Saban’s obligatory slapstick needs, their characters are also serving alongside the Rangers, which allows them to be weaved into a plot without causing unnecessary distractions. Also, whereas Victor and Monty were always depicted as being entirely self-serving (with the exception of Super Ninja Steel's finale), Ben and Betty are generally portrayed as goofy but well-meaning characters who at least try to help the Rangers.
    • During the Neo-Saban era, every episode would begin with a 30 second opening narration, which some viewers found annoying and unnecessary. This show has ditched the opening narrations.
  • Advertisement:
  • Germans Love David Hasselhoff: The show has become quite popular in Japan already. Some fans have made fanart of the characters and translated names and relevant terminology into Japanese to better tag and search for the show. All of this despite not airing in the country.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
    • When reviewing Power Rangers Turbo, Linkara suggest that Saban adapt a pre-Zyuranger Sentai Out of Order, suggesting Choujin Sentai Jetman. While Saban couldn't do that at the timenote , they apparently took his advice for this series, choosing to adapt Gobusters instead of Zyuohger or Kyuranger. Heck even he was waylaid by the news.
    • Advertisement:
    • One of Hasbro's other best known franchises is, of course, Transformers, with fan reaction to its Beast Era spawning the infamous "TRUKK NOT MUNKY" meme. Now, Hasbro is handling the Power Rangers toys... and what does their very first line feature? A truck that becomes a monkey!note  Made more hilarious when you look at Cheetor, Optimus Primal and Rattrapnote , and then look at Cheeda Nick, Gorisaki and Usada. Also back when Over-Time was releasing Go-Busters subs, a screencap of Gorisaki riding Cheedah in bike form had a caption of "That's so primal, Cheetor."
    • When purchasing the show back from Disney, presumably to keep the price down Saban had told them that Power Rangers Samurai was going to air on The Hub, a channel that was owned by Hasbro, and not Disney's rival Nickelodeon. Now, Hasbro owns the series starting with this season.
    • One of the many Broken Bases concerning Power Rangers Megaforce was them having to adapt the rather dull Tensou Sentai Goseiger in order to adapt the far more desirable Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger, with some fans saying Saban should've pressured Toei to either let them outright skip Goseiger or at least adapt the two sentai out of ordernote , with the base breaking even further due to Dino Charge skipping Gobusters. Now we have a series that's adapting a Sentai out of order.
  • HSQ: Let's just say, save for the rumors (which, considering the factors prior to the announcement, leads fans gunning for Kyuranger and not even thinking of going back), VERY FEW, if any people were expecting Go-Busters to finally get an adaptation.
  • It's Short, So It Sucks!: The main criticism of the theme song, as it's the first in a long while to only be around 30 seconds long. Notable in that it's courtesy of contested Power Rangers theme song composer Noam Kaniel, whose contributions during the Neo-Saban Era were generally agreed to have been... less than stellar (Samurai and Megaforce in particular, as they're literally rehashes of "Go Go Power Rangers" with very little else to them substantially). Thus far, the Beast Morphers theme's length has been the only real complaint fans have had this time around.
  • Nightmare Fuel: For a kid's show, Evox's cobra avatar is actually pretty frightening. There's also something eerie about the way he slithers in and out of his computer terminal.
  • Older Than They Think: In a sense - while Beast Morphers is the first TV Series to have a team that doesn't wear spandex suits, it's not the first entry in the franchise to use a material other than spandex for its suits - that would be Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers: The Movie, which had latex suits. It wouldn't even be the second, as that would go to Power Rangers (2017), which had non-spandex suits.
  • Special Effects Failure: Roxy's whip wires in the first episode are rather clear and conspicuous CGI, especially coming right after a highly-praised fight using almost entirely practical effects. However, given the unpredictable and potentially dangerous nature of actual whips, prop or otherwise, this is an understandable sacrifice.
  • Strawman Has a Point: In the very first scene, Blaze attacking Devon in karate class is meant to establish Blaze as a Jerkass, and Ravi and Roxy both admit later they should have stepped in. But the thing is that Devon really was slacking off in class, and when called on it he made excuses and ended up insulting Blaze in the process. As the teacher, Blaze was well within his rights to discipline him. But Blaze going straight to trying to kick his head off was definitely wrong so Blaze is "the bad guy".
  • Tainted by the Preview:
    • While the majority remain optimistic with Beast Morphers' announcement, the decline in writing and story in Dino Super Charge and Power Rangers Ninja Steel as well as the return of many of the writers and showrunners from those seasons leave many in the fanbase concerned and cautious about a Go-Busters adaptation.
    • Noam Kaniel's return as a composer has also caused discord seeing as many are dreading another Go Go Power Rangers revision/remix opening due to the lack of variety despite some deviations with Dino Charge (and to a lesser extent Ninja Steel) theme songs. Similar complaints to most of the generic music tracks in the Neo Saban Era have also resurfaced again following this announcement. Thankfully, with the official release of the theme song it was confirmed to be another Go Go Power Rangers in the vein of Dino Charge as opposed to Samurai, keeping the "Go Go Power Rangers" line but having its own original lyrics. Furthermore, it seems that he's not the only composer, as the first episode has a different one and Noam himself scoring episode two.
    • Although the fanbase seems very excited for the upcoming adaptation of Kyoryuger vs. Go-Busters (presumed to air in Season 2), reports that none of the cast from Dino Thunder are returning (at least not in person) have left many unhappy - especially among those who believe that the Disney Era is already treated as the black sheep of the franchise.note 
  • Tear Jerker: Episode 4 has Roxy using Ravi's feelings for her against him by dangling a big Hope Spot in front of him in the form of trying to free her when she was planning on trying to turn him into an Avatar as well.
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks!: Some fans are unhappy that the Gold Ranger's animal motif has been changed from a beetle to a praying mantis. Others, however, don't mind the change or defend the change as necessary in order to avoid both the Gold and Silver Rangers having beetle themes.
  • Trailers Always Spoil: The preview for episode 8 spoils the big reveal that Nate is the gold ranger
  • Ugly Cute: The Dogotronic (a robotic dog assembled from salvaged Tronic pieces) in Episode 5 qualifies as this.
  • Unexpected Character:
    • More like unexpected adaptation, as folks were predicting Saban Brands to adapt a Sentai series that came after Shuriken Sentai Ninninger for their Ninja Steel followup, with Uchu Sentai Kyuranger being a top prediction. No one expected the series to backtrack and adapt a Sentai series it skipped over.
    • The return of Austin St. John as Jason along with Brennen Meija, Yoshi Sudarso and Davi Santos as Tyler, Koda and Ivan, effectively confirming the adaptation of the Go-Busters/Kyoryuger crossover.
  • Win Back the Crowd:
    • After Power Rangers Ninja Steel was considered inferior to Dino Super Charge by viewers and critics, combined with the arguments against skipping Tokumei Sentai Go Busters and Ressha Sentai ToQger, the Power Rangers fandom instantly exploded with the announcement of a Go-Busters adaptation.
    • Some older fans were ready to just stop watching the newer seasons altogether, since it'd seemed the creative spark and good writing just wasn't there anymore. However, with the adaptation of Go-Busters being announced over one of the following Sentai seasons, the trailers showing off some interesting sneak peaks, and the toyline being considerably higher quality and taking fan feedback into account thanks to how Hasbro's been looking at the feedback from fans from the last several seasons of the franchise as opposed to Bandai, who seemed to be putting in almost a minimum amount of effort and seemed to not even be doing a good job at that, it's certainly resparked older fan interest in it after the Neo Saban Era only having a few good seasons and a lot of duds.
    • Examples of episode 1: "Beast Unleashed" Yeah that's right the first episode already got several examples of this:
      • The first preview and fight of the series proper is a civilian fight with next to no Wire Fu. Needless to say, those who missed unmorphed fights without civilian powers were pleasantly surprised.
      • The fact that within the first minute of the episode, it's made clear that Morph-X is the result of experimentation with the Morphing Grid won over a lot of fans who felt that the Neo-Saban era was going out of its way to ignore previous seasons of Power Rangers.note 
      • Not to mention Mayor Daniels explicitly mentioning Rita, Sledge and Galvanax.
      • To top it all off, the fact that Blaze and Roxy's actors will be wearing their Avatar suits (which appeared much earlier than Go-Busters), along with the fact that Roxy's suit is recolored from her Japanese counterpart implies that Hasbro will shoot many more original fight scenes instead of recycling Stock Footage!
    • It's been recently announced that Austin St. John will be returning to play Jason in a team up episode in Season 2.
Top

Example of:

/
/

Feedback