Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this show relies heavily on martial arts fight scenes for its success, as the plot has very little substance to offer kids. Fantasy violence includes punching, kicking, sword battles, and firepower, none of which has serious consequences. The Power Rangers are heavily marketed to the 5+ set, but they're better suited for kids a year or two older. Little kids may find some of the monstrous villains scary, and occasionally a Ranger turns into a vampire or similarly frightening being. Lessons on friendship and teamwork are muddled in the midst of the show's suffocating violence.
Fantasy hand-to-hand violence is central to the show, and swords and gun-like objects are used. There's no blood, but consequences are likewise lacking.
The group relies on teamwork and exhibits respect for each other, but violence always seems to be the answer to any dilemma. The Rangers are moderately diverse -- two of the five are Latina females.
Rangers use cell phones to access their morphing power and to cast specialized spells. The show itself is a marketing tool for action figures and other toys.
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