More Power Rangers adventures, this time focusing on Cam’s coming to Rangerhood. Thisis the usual mix of rather pointed after-school lessons, teen foibles, skateboarding, motorcrossracing, and cheesy special effects. Energetic, but no Buffy, that’s for sure.
The 2.0 sound is about average for TV product. The pop metal soundtrack dominates thesurround aspect, but itself could use some boosting in both power and base. As things stand, the…core is more chintzy than energizing (except in the menu). Other sound effects do turn up, butrarely, and the large brawls, which should be prime fodder for surround, disappoint.
Again, average. The colours are very bright, with accompanying strong contrasts, given theseries a sharp, exciting look. There is, on the other hand, noticeable grain, which tends toundermine the good work done on the colours.
You have a handful of trailers (Teacher’s Pet, Pokemon Heroes,MXP, The Lion King 1 1/2 and Recess: Taking the Fifth), and two PowerRangers-oriented extras: “virtual trading cards” (lame, extremely basic profiles of the maincharacters — buy both volumes to collect ‘em all!) and a supposed tutorial on ninja moves. Right.The menu’s main page and intro are animated and scored.
If you’re a fan, you’re already sold. Volumes 4 and 5 in this series are much the same as whatcame before. If you’re not a fan, don’t bother.
Special Features List
- Virtual Trading Cards
- Ninja Moves