Anybody who knows anything about cinema knows that Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie is one of if not the greatest achievements in American cinema.
I couldn't even say that with a straight face. The movie is awful, but that doesn't stop it from holding an incredibly special spot in my heart.
Many of you will remember Ivan Ooze, the main antagonist or "bad guy" in the movie. He's so bad that even Rita and Zedd are frightened of him. Capable of making crow monsters from snot, destroying inter-dimensional beings while playing a flute, and an oddly dedicated fan of the Brady Bunch, Mr. Ooze is bad news.
So who do you get to play such an imposing character? Who could possibly bring the complexity and gravitas necessary to bring this evil maniac to life? How about an archaeologist who aids Nazis in finding ancient Jewish relics?
That's right, Paul Freeman who played the douchebag archaeologist who is the bane of Indiana Jones' existence in Raiders of the Lost Ark also played the imposing master of purple goop in Power Rangers. Hard to believe they are one and the same person! In fact this little tidbit has the same affect on my mind as the Ark had on Belloq's head:
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