Power Rangers | 2017
Five ordinary teens must become something extraordinary when they learn that their small town of Angel Grove – and the world – is on the verge of being obliterated by an alien threat. Chosen by destiny, our heroes quickly discover they are the only ones who can save the planet. But to do so, they will have to overcome their real-life issues and before it’s too late, band together as the Power Rangers.
This has a 45% score on Rotten Tomatoes, which is probably more than it deserves.
It reminded me of the original movie. I think I reviewed that here, but I can’t find it.
That movie was basically A BUNCH OF KIDS WITH POWERS DISAPPEAR OFF WORLD FOR MOST OF THE MOVIE BEFORE COMING BACK TO SAVE THEIR TOWN.
That’s basically the same thing happening in the new movie.
The villain was not called Ivan Ooze so I don’t care about her. She was terrible anyway.
There are some updates – tokenism. The black kid ticks the diversity and character on the spectrum boxes. The Latina ticks the diversity and LGBT boxes. The male, white protagonist is the one that saves the day or whatever. His drama is that he can’t carry the entire football team on his back or something. The female protagonist is a reformed bully.
I lost track of all of these characters and their storylines after a while.
All in all it’s a very underwhelming movie. The special effects were decent until the big scene at the end. It looked cheap and fake. I couldn’t make sense of what was going on besides all of them almost being fried alive in their Zords.
However, it kept me entertained and I watched it in one sitting. It was also kind of cool to see a modern Power Rangers movie.
Verdict: 4/10. Not great, but not overwhelmingly bad.