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3.88 / 5 stars (8 votes)

Was hoping to learn more about green's deal, but we don't see much beyond the first scene. Can't fault it though, this episode did have some funny bits and the action scene was pretty good

Hahaha the dubbing is so bad

LOL at the grunt sitting in an exec chair

This has been bothering me for a while. In the opening, you see Red Mars' sweaty porous face every time. A) Make up? B) That's the shot you put in the opening every time you see this guy?

Pretty good group action scene, but the cameraman jerking the camera up really quickly like that...

Feels like green doesn't really get his character episode moment of getting revenge. It's mostly Otoha negotiating for his hostage release.

I do like the backstory of this rich kid working as a power ranger because pink wiped out all his money. We don't even see him swearing to be a warrior like he says he does in the previous episode. It feels like all his moments were taken up setting up for pink and her episode
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Assssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss

"There's no time to explain!" *proceeds to explain*

Figured out what it was about Pink that was bothering me, her eye makeup under the eye/bottom lashes is so pale that it's making it look like she doesn't have lashes at all. It kinda comes off as vaguely reptilian actually.
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I was laughing that this super executive's office is shown to be a backdrop in a warehouse when the camera moves back.

The combatants in this show have it going on! Too bad there is no closing theme for them to do a dance number to.

Maybe the reason that they only have one female sentai is because they only have a limited number of girls under contract that are athletic enough? If Giga makes a lot of money on this title, then maybe by the time they make another sentai they will have a bigger budget, more trained people, and more time to run through standard sentai troupes?
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Lunagel wrote: Mon Jul 26, 2021 1:38 am "There's no time to explain!" *proceeds to explain*
The tropes were strong with this one. I especially love how they tied it into the "patiently waiting for the good guys to finish speaking" trope and the "curses! foiled again because I just stood there" trope.
Figured out what it was about Pink that was bothering me, her eye makeup under the eye/bottom lashes is so pale that it's making it look like she doesn't have lashes at all. It kinda comes off as vaguely reptilian actually.
I really don't like the way they do her eye makeup. You shouldn't be showcasing a brand new star by making her look creepy like that. Even the retired actress looks better, despite her probably not even doing a scene in the porn.
resop2 wrote: Tue Jul 27, 2021 5:16 pm I was laughing that this super executive's office is shown to be a backdrop in a warehouse when the camera moves back.
The joys of low budget filming. They probably didn't even notice until it was in post production. But I have to admit, I find flubs like that endearing. It takes me back to shows like Dark Shadows with crew members hiding in-shot and props falling apart.
Maybe the reason that they only have one female sentai is because they only have a limited number of girls under contract that are athletic enough? If Giga makes a lot of money on this title, then maybe by the time they make another sentai they will have a bigger budget, more trained people, and more time to run through standard sentai troupes?
I don't really know the situation with Giga, but of the three girls, only one is likely to get recast if they do another sental, and it's not Pink. They dropped the ball in a couple places with this series, and I'm pretty sure all the money went into advertising. They're no Zen, but what they do get right, they really nail. Had they done what the other companies do and made this a three parter of 45-60 minute episodes, they could've made some serious bank. But I guess they're hoping everyone will buy the porn who likes the five lead-in eps.


That said, I really think the show hit its stride in several areas. The SFX were really well done, the fight scene beats a lot of modern Toei fights despite the short duration, and the humour was excellent. I can't even fault the camera angles when the villains show up (although that was certainly more fan service than I was expecting before the final episode).

It's a shame Pidge didn't get his big moment, but in a way, I kind of prefer that. After all, a spoiled rich kid is less likely to be great in a fight than the others. But I think he'll still get his shot (no puns intended). I will admit, watching him try to fight left me wondering when Red was going to call on the Lions for backup. Too many similarities with the cast of this show and that other one...


One more episode before the... big one? I just hope Episode 6 will be more than just a bunch of sex. They have something good going here, and it would be a shame if they discarded it all. But with two months between the first five episodes (which were almost certainly all filmed at the same time) and the porn, they hopefully will be listening to the feedback and making improvements.
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Poor Green. He's out 50 million Yen, his laptop, and his dignity. I don't think he's necessarily meant to be the butt monkey here, but he kind of fills that role right now.

While I could pick at this episode a bit, between the fight scene and the chair gag, I'm actually pretty satisfied with it. We're still grading on a scale here, mind you, but it was as entertaining as it needed to be.

The background music for this episode also stuck out, and in a good way. I couldn't tell you anything about the BGM for the first 3 episodes (it was that forgettable), but the music used for the fight scene here stood out. It's a nice, peppy little piece of electronica that goes well with the fight.

Meanwhile, Romy and Michele are once again sucking at their jobs. Given that the goal is to kidnap a Wakusaver for their body, they could have easily run off with the already-captive Green once it was obvious what was going on. But no, they had to go for Pink. :lol:

On a side note, If your computer is emitting a blinding light, it's probably the lithium battery on fire. In which case you should put it down, not grip it tightly. :shock:
takenoko wrote: Fri Jul 23, 2021 2:08 pm Pretty good group action scene, but the cameraman jerking the camera up really quickly like that...
Steadycams were invented 30 years ago. I really don't get why in some of the exposition scenes they aren't using optical stabilization. The bouncing camera is unnecessary.
Lunagel wrote: Mon Jul 26, 2021 1:38 am Assssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss
And how!
Figured out what it was about Pink that was bothering me, her eye makeup under the eye/bottom lashes is so pale that it's making it look like she doesn't have lashes at all. It kinda comes off as vaguely reptilian actually.
While it hadn't been bothering me, I agree that something has always felt off with Pink's face. It's really obvious in hindsight, but yeah, I think the eye makeup is it.
Ashki wrote: Tue Jul 27, 2021 7:25 pm One more episode before the... big one? I just hope Episode 6 will be more than just a bunch of sex. They have something good going here, and it would be a shame if they discarded it all. But with two months between the first five episodes (which were almost certainly all filmed at the same time) and the porn, they hopefully will be listening to the feedback and making improvements.
Is episode 6 the porno? I thought it was five free to air episodes, a sixth episode that you had to pay for, and then a porno to follow later. Other than being on a DVD, episode 6 hasn't been promoted any differently than the first 5 thus far.
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Dunno. I assumed episode 6 would be the porno since it's a DVD? I guess that's the fun and fresh thing about this project is that there's so many questions that go along with it
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takenoko wrote: Wed Jul 28, 2021 1:29 am Dunno. I assumed episode 6 would be the porno since it's a DVD? I guess that's the fun and fresh thing about this project is that there's so many questions that go along with it
One way or another we'll find out on Friday, I suppose.
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I am very pessimistic about the final episode. They have not developed any of the relationships between the characters so if there is sex it will probably be non-consensual and gross.

I have no problem with a pr0n company doing sexy sentai, but 5-6 mini-episodes are way too few. Now, if they had 5 character backstory episodes, two female sentai, 5-10 combination showcase episodes, have long running conflicts between the characters, and have episodes where the evil generals have one-on-one's with the sentai, then I could see sex in the movie not being out of place. Or, maybe they could put out a bunch of normal episodes, put out a dvd special with a single sex scene, then have more episodes where the scene is referenced but not shown, then have another special, etc.

Right now, there is no sexual or emotional tension between any of the characters. If Lupin vs Pat had been made by a pr0n company I would actually be interested in the were going to have sex scenes with yellow/pink or red/red because they worked hard during the season to build up tension between these characters.

In sexy sentai you could have a large number of reasons why people have sex, such as saving the world, corrupting a good character, redeeming a bad character, having the bad guys use mind control to trick two good guys to do it and then fall into despair, etc. With a little skill, you could introduce those reasons into the clean episodes.
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I mean... It's porn. Most people aren't exactly watching for the plot
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I'm here for the plot. It certainly isn't for the acting or the attractiveness of these actors, that's for sure
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Lunagel wrote: Wed Jul 28, 2021 4:23 pm I mean... It's porn. Most people aren't exactly watching for the plot
Right, but they are using non-porn to build interest for the porn. I think it can be done, but not with the limited amount of time they are using. Super Sentai is an established art form that works by using the overall conflict against an evil enemy to build up relationships over time between the members of the sentai team. I think you could mix sex with this, but you can't leave the relationships out of it.
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is this a fan film?
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Lunagel wrote: Wed Jul 28, 2021 4:23 pm I mean... It's porn. Most people aren't exactly watching for the plot
As you get older, you're only watching for the plot.
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vasyear wrote: Thu Jul 29, 2021 11:54 am is this a fan film?
It's a professional porn, but a fan sentai
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Someone in the wiki article wrote: Stuart something 2021
If I'm not wrong, it says "STUART KUCAMBER'S 2021: a space future"

And I thought 'Spielburton' was a funny name
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