(This review may contain spoilers).
Having watched Power Rangers Dino Charge, I think this might be my favourite of the Power Rangers franchise; though the new movie is quite close to that.
I felt this series did more to explore the characters and the relationships between them and it was good to see them interacting with their families outside of their work as rangers, for instance Chase’s relationship with his younger sister. And it was also good to see that there was an allowance made for them to be able to rush off from their job, since the café was directly connected to the museum and the secret base.
I did like the fact that this series didn’t fall into the trap of most of the previous, with one (or two) Power Rangers having gone rogue and attacking the group, only to then lose their initial over-powered status after becoming the good guy again.
I’d have to say that, out of the Power Rangers in this group, Koda is probably my favourite. While the other rangers do have depth to them (though I didn’t really like the hostility between Kendall and Shelby. It didn’t really seem to have a realistic reason), Koda was not only the one strongest physically… but also emotionally, as indicated by the fact that his friendship bonds were impossible to cut and break.
It was nice to see the origins of how Chase and Koda became rangers, but I would have liked to see a bit more detail about how Kendall got involved in the whole situation, as it wasn’t made very clear how she and Chase met. Or how they met Keeper, even after it was shown how Chase got his Energem.
I did like Ivan and Philip, though it was more that they grew on me. With the way the two of them talked, it was really hard to take either of them seriously. And I would have liked to know a bit more about the country both of them originated from.
There was a lot about this series that followed the same traits as previous series, but I did like who the original first purple ranger was. It was nice to see age wasn’t really a factor in how the Energems chose the rangers to bond with.
Compared to some of the previous series of Power Rangers, I felt the characters came across as more mature and it was nice to see the smaller friendships form within the group. I did enjoy watching this series of Power Rangers and probably would watch it again in the future.