I mean, they can use those seconds to give us more fight scenes, but nope, we need to feature a roll call sequence of all teams again! You know, just in case the audience forgets who the heroes in this film are and who the ones that belong to what team are! It's kinda annoying and thankfully, the film didn't include individual roll calls for all teams. The only team that got the individual roll call treatment is the current team, Ninja Sentai Kakuranger.
Take note, Super Sentai World is the first proper Super Sentai team-up film we have since JAKQ vs. Goranger back in 1978, so this is quite a big deal if you ask me. The film features five different Super Sentai teams teaming up to defeat a greater evil. The sight of all five of them together is amazing. Thinking about it, the sight of the five teams alone is the sole reason why you'll end up going to an amusement park during the 90's just to see this movie. The sight of all five teams in one scene is an amazing scene on its own that what happens next made me feel sad.
But if there is one thing that doesn't make sense is Shiro Izumi playing that guy who was kidnapped by Daidas' minions. For crying out loud, he played Dragon Ranger Burai for at least half a year in Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger, the Super Sentai show before Dairanger! If you do the math, Zyuranger aired 2 years ago! Kids who might be interested in watching this might recognize him as Burai! Heck, if you are an older fan, you'll recognize him as Yuma Ozora aka Change Pegasus! But considering Mochizuki also played Kamen Rider J, I guess Toei thinks that the kids won't notice it.
Some of those scenes made me smile due to nostalgia, especially scenes involving Jetman and Fiveman, which are limited compared to the scenes they have for Zyuranger, Dairanger and Kakuranger. Just having those short scenes made me smile like a dork. Another thing that makes the fight not seem grand is how it was shot. It seems that the director didn't use the 4:3 aspect ratio to its full capacity, giving this kind of impression that an army of 25 heroes is small. It didn't help that when they did the frontal group shot, it made the teams look really tiny. Instead of a shot of 25 heroes, what I got is a line of ants on a cliff.
After the robots surround the big bad, they had a hard time beating him because he is too powerful. Look there is nothing wrong in it, but the scene felt like these robots are not strong enough to handle this guy! It didn't help that some of the robots we see in some shots barely throw a punch or even have the opportunity to fight or show that it can fight! All I see are five robots in a circle with two robots punching the bad guy. There's no effort put in it! This is when we have the film's cop-out moment.
Anyway, the day is saved, not Dragon Ranger/Change Pegasus and his sister thank the heroes and the movie ends. To sum it all up, Super Sentai World is film that is all spectacle, but no substance. I am not looking for some deep substance here; all I want is a short 9-minute movie that highlights five Super Sentai teams in action. Granted, we will get it years later in the Super Sentai 199 Heroes film thanks to its extended Legendary War scene, but for the kids in the 90's, this is the closest thing that they have for that kind of spectacle... and it is a major letdown minus some scenes.