Well, it's been a LONG 2 years, hasn't it? We finally got to the big Legendary Battle. (BARRING THE EXTENDED VERSION THAT COMES THIS MONDAY.)
My rating? Mediocre at best. You know what, I don't care if I get called out for Blasphemy but Once A Ranger from Operation Overdrive was a better anniversary of the franchise than all of Super Megaforce COMBINED. Heck, Forever Red was better than all of Super Megaforce COMBINED.
I'm sorry but I didn't like what was done in this thing. It's OBVIOUS there were scenes cut and Lionsgate, we'd like to have the extended version of this episode on the DVDs, thanks.
The only thing I liked in this was the past rangers coming back, but even they don't have the power to save this "finale". Yeah, I put finale in air-quotes because to me, it didn't even feel like a finale to me. I can think of other finales off the top of my head that were better than this:
Time Force's "The End of Time", In Space's "Countdown to Destruction", Lost Galaxy's "Journey's End", Turbo's "Chase Into Space", SPD's "Endings", and those are just ones that come to mind immediately. There weren't even any Disney ranger representatives as this majorly favored the original Saban era side of things/Due to Saban's management of the emails asking the rangers to return & some getting paid in practically peanuts.
Also, Robo Knight being dead? Made POINTLESS when he shows up again out of freaking nowhere in the middle of the brawl.
The editing on the finale, coming back to that was also SLAG terrible. I could see the flags of Basco's Free Joker on Orion's ship when it would have taken a few minutes to get rid of said flags in Photoshop. Hell, I could do it myself in GIMP if I wanted to.
I will give the Super Megaforce team some credit as the acting was better improved over the beginning. Andrew Gray was better emoting this time but the direction was just awful to me.
I'm sorry but I give the Legendary Battle a standard 6 out of 10. It's not good, not bad, it's just mediocre & it's just not a very good finale.
My overall thoughts about Super Megaforce? Enjoyable in some parts but when scenes slow down to add in Sentai suits that has no business being there/I will accept the DaiRanger suits as ranger personifications of the ThunderZords, but every other suit? They have no place and just leave you asking more questions & Johnathon Tzachor will not answer those questions since he penny-pinched every dang nook and cranny in this season to even give a damn, this season just leaves a VERY bad taste in your mouth.
Now that Dino Charge Trailer? OH BOY! That was great. A new base for the villains, Sledge/New original villains looks nice though he still looks like a fusion of Emperor Grumm & Sektor from Mortal Kombat to me. The rangers got bits to shine in the trailer and it was cool. The beginning of the morph is sadly still "It's Morphing Time" but the Dino Charge additions were pretty cool. Dino Charge, bring on Episode 1. I'm excited for that than I was with this finale.
Catch you later in the Jurassic World of Power Rangers Dino Charge.