Review: Power Rangers

Thumbs up or thumbs down? Simple, spoiler free reviews.

Chosen by destiny five teenagers must become something extraordinary when they learn that their small town of Angel Grove is on the verge of being obliterated by an alien threat. But to do so, they will have to overcome their issues and band together as the Power Rangers.

Okay here’s the thing. I was never really that big of a Power Rangers fan when it was on TV. So I’m not the target audience for this film, i.e. children or older, preexisting fans of the franchise but I thought I’d see it anyway! Because you never know. So, with that in mind, continue reading….

This new Power Rangers is overly long, incredibly dumb, mind numbing trash. So in other words, a perfect Power Rangers film. I imagine kids will love it too, for some reason.

I’ll say this, Power Rangers in 2017 is still just as awkward and cheesy as power rangers of old. I mean, Elizabeth Banks as Rita Repulsa is bonkers throughout, but in the climatic battle scenes it’s just all out classic Power Rangers nonsense. I must admit to cracking a smile for the old Power Rangers theme when they ran into battle though.

The problem I have with this film is that every character is an idiot. Other than Jason’s (Red Ranger’s) Dad, who constantly talks sense and has to put up with having an incredibly talented but wasteful son. Everything he says is bang on the money.

It’s zero to 100 in barely a scene. They find the gems, the feel stronger, they jump ravines. Baby steps people! Unbelievably reckless. And I mean that, I found it to be unbelievable that five people would do the things they do, so soon.

It’s not that this film is ‘terrible’ its just not very good. Do the Power Rangers belong on the big screen in 2017? I don’t think so. Television… sure, as toys sure. Actually big budget movies? Pass. However, this will probably do quite well and they’ll sell a billion toys. So expect another one in 2019.

Verdict: Thumbs Down

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