Saban’s Power Rangers Movie Review By Ryan Balkwill (SPOILER ALERT)

Genre: Drama, Actin & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy.

Directors: Dean Israelite

Produced: Haim Saban, Brian Casenini, Marty Bowen & Wyck Godfrey.

Screenplay: John Gatins.

 

Casts: Dacre Montgomery, R.J. Cyler, Ludi Lin, Becky G, Naomi Scott, Elizabeth Banks, Bill Hader & Bryan Cranston.

 

Plot: The Story follows five ordinary teens who must become something extraordinary when they learn that their small town of Angel Grove – and the world – is on the verge of being obliterated by an alien threat. Chosen by destiny, our heroes quickly discover they are the only ones who can save the planet. But to do so, they will have to overcome their real-life issues and before it’s too late, band together as the Power Rangers. – Flixster/Rotten Tomatoes 

I liked the plot of this film because it builds on existing characters whom I find interesting already and does a good job with them and some of the acting from the rangers is outstanding, especially as they all unknowns in cinema (the Blue Ranger deserves a special mention for putting in a great performance). The plot is predictable given the nature of this film (setting up characters in the beginning and ending with a Megazord fight) but this does not take away from the excitement of watching it.  I would have happily seen more development of certain characters (Trini & Zack) and the film is only boring in bits dealing with Rita Repulsa (who I felt was miscast for the role of the ultimate baddy). I would have preferred more time with the Power Rangers (such as when they are exchanging stories around a camp fire) and liked other details in the film such as cameos and call backs to Power Rangers lore.

Standout moments in the film were the teenagers find the command centre, which is underground (and been there for 5000 years) and when they discover the power coins which give them special abilities before they become the Power Rangers properly. Other standout moments include Billy dealing with bullying at school and his super powers being displayed against the bullies and when the rangers finally get into their ‘zords’ and the power rangers theme kicks in.

 The Main Characters are Jason Scott/Red Ranger (Dacre Montgomery) A former high school football and he leader of the Power Rangers, Kimberly Hart/Pink Ranger (Naomi Scott) a power ranger, who was a former cheerleader. She passed a private sexual image of her friend throughout her school. Billy Cranston/Blue Ranger (R.J. Cyler) a Power Ranger who is autistic. Trini Kwan/Yellow Ranger (Becky G) a Power Ranger who is questioning her sexual orientation. Zack Taylor/Black Ranger a Power Ranger who a bilingual. Zordon (Bryan Cranston) The mentor of the Power Rangers and original ancient Red Ranger. Zordon lived millions of years ago before his consciousness become a part of the Morphing Grid upon his death. And Rita Repulsa (Elizabeth Banks) AN ALIEN invader, and enemy of the Power Rangers Who is a 65-million-year-old former Green Ranger who has gone rogue. She formed the mnster Goldar while attempting to steal the Zeo Crystal, an artefact that channels the Morphing Grid dimension and also gives the Power Rangers their powers.        

I really do recommend this new Power Rangers Movie to everyone who Love Power Rangers.

Rating: 3 out of 5 Stars – Flixster/Rotten Tomatoes 

 

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