As a mom of a little boy, I guess I thought my life would be about cars and trucks and trains and airplanes and general cutesy stuff like that.
A couple of facts about MY little boy:
- He was never a big fans of trains. Especially Thomas the Train. He hated Thomas. I can’t say I felt sad about that.
- He was only a little bit into cars, like Matchbox and Hot Wheels cars (and yes, Mattel, I know how to play with them). But he hates the movie “Cars” and anything to do with it. I can’t understand it. I actually like that movie.
- He loves stuffed animals. Totally loves them. And he turns them all into little families of stuffed animals.
So he’s all boy but not the boy I expected. And as he’s gotten older, his interests have expanded appropriately to thinks like Bakugan and Beyblades. And much to my dismay, he’s into every sort of weapon imaginable.
He has guns, swords, daggers, and then pretty much turns any other inanimate object into a weapon so he can compete in his fighting game. He plays imaginary games with himself and usually he’s some sort of ninja fighting the bad guys. I like to think he always comes out the hero.
He’s been interested in ninjas for quite a while and chose that as his Halloween costume when he was four. He was actually one of three ninjas in his preschool class so I suppose he’s doing okay. But his fighting took off when we discovered a show one day on Netflix that I had heard of but had never seen before.
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers!
I had never seen the show before but apparently my, ahem, younger followers on Twitter loved this show. Personally, I thought it was the corniest thing ever and there was NO WAY my son would like it. But, HE LOVED IT. Until…
We discovered more episodes on Netflix and become obsessed with
Power Rangers Samurai!
Soon to be followed by Power Rangers Jungle Fury, Power Rangers, RPM, Power Rangers Dino something or other. It goes on and on and on. But I have a confession.
Power Rangers Samurai are my favorite, even though the acting and the monsters are just as cheesy as ever. I think my husband likes it too. And here’s how I know.
I received a review copy of Power Rangers: Clash of the Red Ranger, The Movie. Basically, I heard “power rangers” and “movie” and said YES! Because when I put the Power Rangers on, here’s what happens:
My husband casually strolls over to the couch to just sit and relax for a few minutes. And then this happens:
He, I mean, they get totally into it. I once asked a question and was quickly dismissed by my husband because apparently I didn’t quite know the intricate details of the plot line as it related to the history of the Power Rangers.
And I must say, I kinda like Jaden, Kevin, Emily, Mia, Mike, and Antonio. Even if I don’t expect any of them to be nominated for an Academy Award anytime soon.
Speaking of, one of the thrills for me with the DVD (as opposed to Netflix, which is where we apparently already watched it – how’s a mom to know?) was the bonus features where we could see not only the Rangers actually audition for the movie but see a blooper reel as well.
As it turns out, I don’t think Jaden and the others are really acting. That’s REALLY WHO THEY ARE.
Once I put the DVD in and my son casually told me he had already seen it, I was wondering how I was going to appropriately review this. But he said, that’s fine, Mommy! I can watch it again!
So there you have a winning testimonial for the movie. It’s fun, it’s ridiculous, and apparently the whole family likes it (and it’s only 45 minutes – WIN!).
Power Rangers: Clash of the Red Rangers – The Movie
Experience a samurai showdown as the Red Rangers go head to head in this special movie event, Power Rangers: Clash of the Red Rangers – The Movie arriving for the first time on DVD and Digital Download March 5 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. In 2013, Power Rangers will celebrate 20 years of global success as the #1 kids live action series. When a mysterious RPM RedRanger appears, the ultimate battle to fight off the threat of Master Xandred’s Mooger army begins. Action packed and loaded with high-energy entertainment, Power Rangers: Clash of the RedRangers – The Movie will be available for the suggested retail price of $14.98.
The Samurai Rangers team up with the mysterious RPM Red Ranger to fight off dual threats from Master Xandred’s Mooger army and a robotic super villain from the RPM Ranger’s dimension. When both Red Rangers get struck with hypnobolts they turn against one another and the fate of the world hangs in the balance.
Disclosure: I was provided a DVD copy of Power Rangers: Clash of the Red Rangers – The Movie for review.