Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, a beloved franchise that has captured the hearts of generations, has made its way back onto our screens with the release of its Netflix special, Once and Always. The special brings back most of the original cast for a long-awaited reunion, including Billy Cranston, Zach Taylor, Rocky De Santos, Cat Hillard, Aisha Campbell, and Adam Park. Fans also hear the voices of former characters, including Jason, Kimberly, Tommy, and Trini.
Power Rangers Once & Always Breakdown
The special begins with an epic battle between Robo Rita Repulsa and Billy Cranston, followed by a reunion of the Power Rangers in their morphed forms. However, tragedy strikes when Trini is disintegrated into thin air, giving way to the central theme of the movie. Zach and Billy, who steal the show with their nostalgia factor, become caretakers of Trini’s daughter, Min. Zach becomes the little girl’s official guardian and a congressman, while Billy builds a secret base with Alpha 9 and becomes the CEO of Cranston Technologies.
One year later, the Power Rangers attend Trini’s funeral, where we see the once-morphed versions of Jason, Tommy, and Kim, offering their respects to their fallen comrade. The trio is then captured, and the Rangers need new members. Kat joins as the replacement Pink Ranger, and Rocky becomes the replacement Red Ranger. Cat mentions practicing with JJ, Tommy’s son, while Rocky reveals he is a firefighter on his lunch break.
The story takes a turn when Billy tries to bring back Zordon, inadvertently bringing back an evil Rita instead. Billy blames himself for Trini’s death and the reemergence of evil, and Min holds him responsible too. Revenge becomes her driving force, but Zach teaches her to be selfless.
Billy becomes the team leader, and the Rangers hatch a plan to stop Robo Rita and her henchmen, which leads to an intense battle at the Moon Palace. Min, selflessly protecting Billy, unleashes a vision of her mother in the past, inspiring her to morph into the Yellow Ranger and join the team. Each Ranger gets their moment to shine, and the monsters get destroyed.
Power Rangers Once & Always Sequel
The special has many cameos and nostalgic moments, keeping faithful fans happy. It offers insight into the possible return of Zordon and Trini, creating a cliffhanger that could lead to further episodes. In the final scene, we see the new Mighty Morphin Power Rangers opening, teasing a continuation.
All in all, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Once and Always is an ode to Power Rangers fans, packed with references and nostalgia. It has everything fans expect from the franchise, including action, humor, and heartwarming moments, making it a must-see for any Power Rangers fan. As fans, we hope that this special is the beginning of a new chapter for Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, giving us more opportunities to relive the memories of our childhood.