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OK... Power Rangers Mystic Force...


I have never, NEVER seen such a fey show (and that's not intended in a good way) ... Space Patrol Delta was amusing, and had anthromorphic dogs and cats, and the Green Ranger, and mutant powers that came and went without explanation. The acting was campy but it was clear that the actors were having fun most of the time. They didn't have as many pretty boys as in the previous series, but the girls were generally hot.
Even the blonde bimbette was deliberately using the stereotype and could turn it off.

This thing, though. The signature moves for the women are much more masculine than those for the men. The acting seems like they are trying to take it seriously. The magic-wands into cellphones. The stoner guy. The cloaks (PotterRip!) and the even more swishy, swoopy poses and posturing! They're worse than the Dragon Ball Z parodies of the swishy swoopy poses in previous Sentai shows.

Lock up your kids. Hide the remotes.

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dvandom
Feb. 26th, 2006 11:22 pm (UTC)
I guess they decided that the previous Potter pastiche (Ninja Storm) wasn't obvious enough. :)

I didn't record Mystic Force, because it's (partially) opposite Ben 10, which I've been enjoying, and I don't have "record two things at once" technology at the moment (I have an old VCR I could try using, but it doesn't record reliably anymore). I figure I'll see it once it goes into morning syndie like I'm watching SPD.
jarodrussell
Feb. 26th, 2006 11:41 pm (UTC)
How was this week's episode of Ben 10? I woke up enough to see Ben and Granpa Max doing something, then promptly fell back to sleep.
dvandom
Feb. 27th, 2006 02:21 am (UTC)
It was the obligatory Circus of Crime ep (everyone needs one!). Not the strongest ep, and it didn't really hold my interest as well as some, but it was decent. Next week's looks more promising. Missed last week's because of a VCR goof on my part. Yes, I still use a VCR. :)
jarodrussell
Feb. 27th, 2006 02:52 am (UTC)
Yes, I still use a VCR. :)

People need to put more Ben 10 torrents up -- I lost my VCR remote, which impares programming it. Mind you, I'll watch it on TV too, but since they only show it three times a week -- as opposed to the daily Grim Adventures marathons -- alternatives are required.

Ignore me, I'm half awake... :)
erikred
Feb. 26th, 2006 11:37 pm (UTC)
The goggles, they do NOTHING! What is the live-action anime version of Jumping the Shark?

Also, I'm not using LJ for much these days. Click here to add my rss feed to your friends list.
foomf
Feb. 27th, 2006 02:30 am (UTC)
Not working.
erikred
Feb. 27th, 2006 02:54 am (UTC)
Ack. Try this.
foomf
Feb. 27th, 2006 02:58 am (UTC)
Ah, that's better.
impactbomb
Feb. 27th, 2006 01:16 am (UTC)
Hmm.

I'll wait till I'm awake enough on a Saturday/Sunday morning to see an episode myself.

I wonder how much of that is Saban's creation and how much is the fault of the sentai show they cannibalized.

I'm trying to figure out how "the signature moves for the women are more masculine than those for the men" is a bad thing, though.
foomf
Feb. 27th, 2006 02:30 am (UTC)
The heroic lead cannot project an ideal of forceful opposition to evil when he holds his sword with his little pinky extended in a sashay and flips his cape daintily out of the way while kicking back one foot like a 40s film noir babe getting a kiss from the hero.
dvandom
Feb. 27th, 2006 03:39 am (UTC)
Damn. I may need to see this.
foomf
Feb. 27th, 2006 06:29 am (UTC)
It's in the first episode, when the black ranger chirps out in Peter-Pan fashion, "I believe in Magicque!" .... yes, the way they say it sounds like they spell it that way.

He's suddenly transformed into his Mystic Ranger self, and miraculously knows about 3*10^530 new power attacks, moves, spells, whatever, they're all choreographed by cheerleaders from hell.
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