Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie (1997)

Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie (1997)

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Based on the hit children's television series The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, this film has the teenage superheroes doing battle with the other-worldly villainess Divatox (Hilary Shepard Turner). She is the wife of an evil lord named Maligore who is imprisoned in an energy vacuum inside one of Earth's volcanos. Freeing him would mean doom for the universe. Divatox needs to bring a good wizard named Lerigot (Jon Simanton) to the volcano, because he has the key to unlocking the energy prison. Lerigot flees his planet and escapes to Earth just before Divatox's henchmen capture him. The five Rangers disguise themselves as ordinary teenagers, but their secret is discovered by ten-year-old Justin (Blake Foster), and he is allowed to don a power suit and become one of them. Zordon, the Power Rangers' boss, gives his crew extra powers to thwart Divatox, who with her pirates has captured a submarine. The showdown between the forces of universal good and evil includes plenty of karate and kick-boxing around a seething cauldron of lava. ~ Michael Betzold, Rovi
Rating:
PG
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Kids & Family
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Studio:
Fox

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Cast

Jason David Frank
as Tommy (Red Ranger)
Steve Cardenas
as Rocky (Blue Ranger)
Johnny Yong Bosch
as Adam (Green Ranger)
Catherine Sutherland
as Katherine (Pink Ranger)
Nakia Burrise
as Tanya (Yellow Ranger)
Hilary Shepard
as Divatox
Jason Narvy
as Skull
Amy Jo Johnson
as Kimberly
Blake Foster
as Justin
Jon Simanton
as Lerigot
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Critic Reviews for Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (8)

A high-spirited fantasy adventure.

May 14, 2008
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

Like the TV series, the pic features makeup and special-effects gimmickry that are far less persuasive than what might be found at second-rate theme-park attractions.

Full Review… | May 14, 2008
Variety
Top Critic

With minimalist and universal fantasies as their points of departure, the superheroic deeds evolve only incrementally beyond the realistic -- a deeply satisfying process.

Full Review… | May 14, 2008
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Five-year-olds who have read their Shakespeare will recognize that Turbo is a lot of sound and fury signifying nothing.

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

A purgatory of low-budget interplanetary adventure.

Full Review… | January 22, 2002
Washington Post
Top Critic

Turbo is a solid follow-up to the entertaining 1995 Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.

Full Review… | February 13, 2001
Los Angeles Times
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Audience Reviews for Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie

½

Because this is a new approach for the Power Rangers universe, fans of the source material will definitely be getting the most entertainment value out of anyone else.

Thomas Truong
Thomas Truong

I liked the TV show, the original version that is, but this movie marked the turning point for the show. The point when it just got too stupid for its fans.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer

This is not exactly a sequel from Mighty Morphin Power Rangers - The Movie, because it doesn't follow the events that took place on the movie. This movie follows the rest of the series, it is set in the same universe with the same people, with the same sets, with the same suits, unlike the first movie in which everything was different. Personally I highly recommend this movie only and exclusively to Power Rangers' followers, not to the general audience.

Steven Vincent Gee
Steven Vincent Gee

Super Reviewer

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