Power Rangers

It's Morphin' time
It's Morphin' time

POWER RANGERS (aka SABAN'S POWER RANGERS) (12)

D: Dean Israelite

Lionsgate/Temple Hill/SCG/Toei (Haim Saban, Brian Casentini, Marty Bowen & Wyck Godfrey)

US 2017

121 mins


Action/Science Fiction


W: John Gatins [based on characters created by Haim Saban]

DP: Matthew J. Lloyd

Ed: Martin Bernfeld & Dody Dorn

Mus: Brian Tyler


Dacre Montgomery (Jason Scott / Red Ranger), Naomi Scott (Kimberley Hart), R.J. Cyler (Billy Cranston / Blue Ranger), Becky G (Trini / Yellow Ranger), Ludi Lin (Zack / Black Ranger), Bryan Cranston (Zordon), Elizabeth Banks (Rita Repulsa)


In all honesty, you know if you're going to like this film or not before you watch it. 

I was never a viewer of the Mighty Morph'n Power Rangers when it was a hugely popular television series, but I was very much aware of its existence.

This reboot is pretty much more of the same that you'll see in other origin superhero stories and unless you were a fan of the original series, this isn't going to be much to write home about.

A group of five angsty teens happen across an old alien ship and become infused with superpowers and soon learn that an old enemy of the previous generation of Power Rangers has returned for vengeance.

The film makes history in some circles by being the first superhero movie to feature LGBT and autistic characters, but this virtue signalling is only tackled on the periphery and mostly swept under the carpet for the majority of the story.

The young cast do a good job, but neither Bryan Cranston nor Elizabeth Banks belong in a film like this.

4/10


Power Rangers
Power Rangers