My Power Rangers movie review
Intro: When I first learned about this reboot a part of me was excited, because I've been waiting for this series to get a face lift for years. On the other hand I didn't have high hopes for this movie.
I'm not just saying that because I wasn't happy with the design changes they made from the original show. ( Personally I don't think that was a smart move marketing wise. If the fan base don't like these changes what makes them think the merchandise will sell?)
(Hello Bug eyes )
Or because most of these movies based on kids shows are bad.
I'm saying this because since Saban got the rights back to this franchise six or seven years ago they haven't made a good series since.
( Well Dino Charge/Super Charge was OK despite the last episode.)
Look at how they revised the original show, if this is not a red flag I don't know what is.
With all that being said are my instinct right about this movie let's find out.
Power Rangers movie: This movie is about five teens, they find mysterious coins that have and gives them special abilities. After realizing this they go back to the place where they found the coins to investigate what's happening to them. The group get more then what they bargain for when they learn that there city is in danger. In order to stop this threat the teens have to master there powers and learn how to work together.
This movie put a smile on my face! This movie gave me the things I wanted to see, like a backstory for Rita and Zordon, the group of kids not being friends at first, earning the right to be a Power Ranger and humor at the zords expense. There are moments where this movie reminds me of the first episode of Mighty Morphing and other Power Rangers series.
I like the movie’s version of Jason/the red ranger, because you get a leader vibe from him. The problem I have with him is that I don’t know why he did what he did that cause him to be in detention.
I’m not crazy about what this movie has done with Trini/the yellow ranger. I’m not saying that because I hate this group of people I’m saying this because I’m tired of writers changing the race or sex of already establish characters. If you want more fictional characters of a different race or sexual orientation make up your own please and thank you.
Billy/the Blue ranger is the brains and heart of the group. I’m not sure about how I feel about the other change they made with this character. I shouldn’t have a problem with it because we had a Power Rangers series where two rangers act like kids and another series where a caveman is a ranger.
Zack/the Black ranger is the goofball of the group. That’s fine because he was kind of like that in the Original show.
Kimberly/the Pink ranger is lovely as always. I have a problem with her being upset for why she ended up in detention; I mean it made no sense.
I like what this movie done with Alpha 5, he’s less annoying in this movie. Also there are moments where he feels like a mentor to the rangers.
Speaking of mentors this Zordon is Cranky, he more of a boss then a mentor.
I’m impress with what this movie has done with Rita, I mean she did things she never did in the original show like grunt work and interaction with the rangers. The problem I have with her despite her being creepy sometimes it’s that she makes my little head talk! She’s a villain I’m suppose to be disgusted by her not turned on, that’s Kimberly’s job.
The problems I have with this movie is that Jason is the only one that has his signature weapon. The movie putties are almost as bad as Lord Zedd’s putties in the Original show. What’s the point of having the movie putties be made out of concrete if they can fall apart with one hit? I’m annoyed with what this movie has done with Goldar, the rangers should have fought Cyclopsis if they were going to do what they did with this character. The fight between Goldar and the Megazord was lame compare to the zord fights in the original show. Finally the plot holes, sorry I can’t address them without spoiling the movie.
Despite all of that I enjoyed this movie I would recommend this to both fans and non fans.
Rating = Worth seeing