The smell of cheese can’t dampen nostalgia for a cult favorite

If you’re of a certain generation, you’ll vividly recall getting into trouble on a regular basis for kicking your nearest and dearest square in the face during Roundhouse heights Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Mania.

The long-running franchise is still going strong today, and Netflix is ​​even in the midst of developing a brand new cinematic universe aimed at tapping into that rich vein of nostalgia that the industry loves to mine, but for many people, it’s never gotten better than the mid-1990s.

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To capitalize on the craze imaginatively titling Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie came out in the summer of 1995 and recouped its production costs more than four times over at the box office. Thanks to a recent Reddit thread, we can state beyond a shadow of a doubt that the love for the undeniably cheesy and incredibly dated slice of martial arts craze retains undying support from its original audience, the majority of whom are willing to overlook its many Flaws in the name of a good time.

The script is devilish, the CGI is even worse, and it’s basically a standard episode of the TV show with a much bigger (but still not huge) budget of $15 million. And yet these are some of the reasons why, more than a quarter century later, it seems to be held in such high esteem by everyone. Oh, that and the landscape-munching Ivan Ooze that still lingers as a Hammy treat.

The failure of the recent reboot underscored that dark and gritty is not the way forward for Power Rangers. So, let’s keep our fingers crossed that Netflix creates enough cheese to warrant a lactose-intolerant disclaimer. The smell of cheese can’t dampen nostalgia for a cult favorite

Lindsay Lowe

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