Today we’re talking about the 2017 film Power Rangers.
This is a very derivative story. It’s a chosen-one, superhero, Breakfast Club with lots of old Power Ranger cheese. It’s exactly what I wanted from this movie even if it wasn’t original.
I liked the diversity. They each had their individual arcs, and despite the multiple set pieces eating the time, they all felt well set up and complete.
The acting was extremely well done considering the cheesiness of the script.
Some of the dialogue is terrible but delivered really well, almost making it seem natural.
The heart to heart moments between characters are pretty staged but again well-acted.
Visuals and Music
The visuals used the style of the old comics with the unmistakable 2010’s main colour palette. At least they kept the rangers brightly coloured.
The music is epic and the score utterly fantastic.
I wanted something that had the essence of the Power Rangers I grew up with. I didn’t want the exact same story or the same characters (I don’t remember them that well, it’s been 30 years since I watched it). This delivered and was just plain fun. Lost of cheese, lots of great acting, and some awesome battles.
A fun take on the concept of Power Rangers that will enrage the diehard fans but on its own it’s a fun and exciting movie.
Final Score: 4 Stars out of 5