Review : (Saban’s) Power Rangers

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“A group of high-school kids, who are infused with unique superpowers, harness their abilities in order to save the world.”

I’m gonna be real with you guys, I almost cried three times in this movie, and got goose bumps twice…seriously. Its 2017 and our beloved Power Rangers have finally returned. Now this isn’t some 10 out of 10 masterpiece of cinema, but I think I got just about everything I could have wanted from this movie, delivered in a pretty well done package. The movie is directed by Project Almanacs’ Dean Israelite, and if he has shown us anything between these two movies, is he has a definite love for that Breakfast Club feel, mixed with all the teen drama of a 90s to early 2000s teen movie. This is mostly a good thing, as things like certain characters sexuality and other similar tricky subjects are handled surprisingly well for a movie like this. The nostalgia in this movie is also really, which explains me roller coaster of emotions while watching it. Any fan of the Power Rangers franchise I think is bound to enjoy this movie. None fans I think are gonna feel hit or miss as some of the more cheesy and champs bits than fans of the series have come to know and love, maybe not play as well with others. Power Rangers isn’t going to break any records, and it shouldn’t, but what it is, is in my opinion at least, the best on screen adaptation we’ve ever gotten of the material. The 5 “leads” here also have to get their praise as they are all more or less unknowns who really step up and flesh out these characters, making them feel real and grounded. All in all, this movie gave me everything I wanted to see from a big screen version of a childhood classic, sure some people might not be huge fans of the suits or to some of the changes made to the storyline but come on guys we got a big screen version of the Power Rangers and IT DOESN’T SUCK.

Review Score : 7 out of 10

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