When three kids explore Charterville’s haunted Hillhurst Mansion on a dare, they discover a lot more than they bargain for! The trio find a wild and wacky phasm named Flabber, who changes their lives forever when he grants their wish to become the superheroes they’ve read about in BeetleBorgs comics. However, not only does Flabber grant the kids’ wish, but he also accidentally facilitates the escape of supervillain Vexor and his evil gang of Magnavors from the comic book as well! Now it’s up to these three newly tapped superheroes,aided by a friendly neighborhood phasm and armed with fantastic powers and awesome vehicles, to save the world from the forces of darkness that threaten the peace and harmony of all mankind.
WHAT WE THOUGHT
“Big Bad Beetleborgs” opened my eyes to something. I’m now getting to the age where I see people waxing poetically about shit that was after my time. While I’ve talked shit about Saban in the past, I have to give them some credit for attempting to shake up their formula. Still, the show is loud and awful. I feel old when I see bright colors clashing and nothing but nonsense coming out of characters’ mouths.
Apparently, Ghost Jay Leno was meant to bring in a modicum of supernatural adversity for our heroes. Still, he grants them the ability to turn into the titular Beetleborgs of the heroes’ favorite comic. The kids are much younger than the heroes of VR Troopers or Power Rangers, so there is some identification for that audience. That being said…who cares? If you were the target audience for this schlock back in 1996, you should ask yourself if you really still care. If you do, then I’m sure your mother can clear some room in the basement for this release.
The DVD comes with no special features. I would imagine that no one associated with this show is that proud of it to even list it on a resume. The A/V Quality is pretty clean, but it has that fuzz on the transfer that comes from most 1990s kiddie productions. Still, the Dolby track held up. In the end, I’d only recommend a rental to fans of the series.
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