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TV Reviews: FTN Reviews The Season Finale of Power Rangers Super Megaforce: Legendary Battle

November 23rd, 2014 by Todd Black 3 Comments


It’s been roughly two years in the making, a promise was made in the first episode of Power Rangers Megaforce, a promise of a Legendary Battle featuring EVERY Power Ranger ever. Now, after long hiatuses and numerous teases, it has arrived. But is it everything we hoped it would be?

The simple answer is no, but I’ll be darned if it didn’t make me tear up and geek out a little.

“Legendary Battle” was the true ending to the Megaforce saga, and on the whole it was a good ending. But for those like me who wanted to see an epic clash between Rangers and robots, you’re going to be disappointed. Mainly because the true Legendary Battle was only a couple of minutes long, and it honestly focused more on the current Rangers than the past ones. For me, this is sad because not only could they have showed all of the past generations of Rangers one more time to show the legacy of the series, they could’ve showcased the past Rangers who came back to wield the power one more time. Including some of my favorite Rangers like Leo, Carter, TJ, and of course Tommy. That’s the real funny thing, though Tommy had the most lines of all the returning Rangers, he didn’t get shown in the fight scene!

That’s the other thing, the final fight was impossibly short. And by that I mean even with EVERY Ranger, there’s no way they would’ve tore through the enemy army that quickly. If they gave this an extra 5 minutes it would’ve pleased many a fanboy and fangirl. Instead it felt rushed.

On the good side though, I’ll be happy to say I was surprised that the Legendary Rangers didn’t just show up for the final battle. Seeing them help other people that needed it was awesome, albeit cheesy at spots. Carter and Dana’s spot was easily the best for me, as I loved Lightspeed Rescue. They honestly didn’t have to do that, show the Rangers helping others, they’ve could’ve have them just appear in the battle. But by doing this, they showed WHY they were Rangers in the first place, they want to help those who need it.

Of course, there’s still the actual Megaforce team I haven’t talked about yet. I was curious as to how certain parts of the episode would be handled. Specifically the armada and the emperor. Both were handled in true Power Rangers style, quick, simple, and to the point. And the Rangers at the end got a true happy ending, so that’s enough to bring a smile to my face.

Legendary battle

So where does that leave “Legendary Battle”? Well, as a fan, I was both thrilled and let down by this episode. Again, seeing my favorite Rangers again was awesome. Especially when they did the helmet reveals to show who came back. I love that they felt so connected to what they did that they came back for what was essentially an anniversary episode. However, after all the teasing, and promoting, the battle just wasn’t we wanted. The buildup was all there, but the result just left us wanting more.

In the end, you’ll judge “Legendary Battle” based on your feelings for Power Rangers in general. I’ve watched this series since episode one in Mighty Morphin, and to see every Ranger there, and KNOW every Ranger that was there, showed me that I was apart of something truly special. Was it as legendary as they promised? No. But it was special, and something I will treasure.

So as Power Rangers now heads into a new series with new Rangers, I can’t help but look forward to it. I love this series, and I will watch it for as long as I am able. And to quote the 500th episode of Power Rangers (that was in Dino Thunder if you forgot!)

May The Power Live On Forever

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Todd Black is reader of comics, a watch of TV (a LOT of TV), and a writer of many different mediums. He's written teleplays, fan-fictions, and currently writes a comic book called Guardians ( He dreams of working at Nintendo, writing a SHAZAM! TV series, and working on Guardians for a very long time!

3 Responses

  1. kluesner says:

    Well for me the the whole Super Megaforce series was a let down from episode one. Now back when Super Samurai was on (Awesome series by the way) I thought I look at Super Sentai The show that Power Rangers gets half it’s footage and see what coming next. That lead me to Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger. Now they dress like pirates because…SHOCK THEY ARE. The plot is they come to earth to look for the biggest treasure in the universe. How you ask, by getting the powers from all past sentai teams and by finding members of the old teams they learn to be the true heroes. Now tell me that would make for an more awesome series they what we got.

    • Todd Black Todd says:

      I am almost a 100% with you man (save for the line about Samurai, i honestly didn’t get into it), Megaforce had ALL the potential in the world, like I said in the review above they teased the Legendary Battle right from the beginning, which was great! But then they watered down the plot, had terrible acting (see: Troy), and had just terrible episodes.

      Then when Super Megaforce came around, they started off great, with the invasion and all that, but then they sagged for about 5 episodes, then they came back strong and ended decent with Legendary Battle. My frustration comes in with the fact that they didn’t do more tribute episodes, the potential was there. Instead they felt handpicked, and some were more epic than others.

      I’m going to do a countdown of every Power Rangers series ever, and Megaforce is going to be near the bottom. It had all the potential, but they just didn’t do it right.

  2. Marc says:

    LoL those Super Sentai pics and not Power Rangers

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