Saturday, April 16, 2011

PRS #09 "TEST OF THE LEADER": Dawn of Destiny

Aside from them going too far making Jayden a Shiba and Najee's line delivery being god awful at times -- I loved this episode.

Liked how we began with Xandred sending out as many Moogers as possible. Good fight scenes and calling out Jayden was pretty cool. Extra points for building destruction. Liked the flashback of the past Samurai Rangers as well.

Bulk & Spike were great. Kinda wish they'd give Bulk more confidence after all he's been through facing monsters, but I'm optimistic there's a lot more in store for them. Like how the Pink Ranger crush has begun.

I'm finding Xandred's medicine coverup quite funny. Sure, it's most likely medicine in the script, but I'd like to think the Nighloks just call it that when it's really something else. Why else would Xandred seem hungover? Besides the lasting effects from the last time he was sealed, all those years suffering clearly drove him to drink. >_>

Despite the continued translation raping of Shinkenger plots, this is one of those episodes that I'd give high marks to no matter what season. And yeah, it could be considered lazy for editing our Rangers over Shinkenger's in places instead of filming new scenes, but I think it's pretty nicely done when I can't even tell until it's pointed out. 5/5

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