Loved it! Great fun for family and kids. Contains quite a few references to the TV shows and comics. Really well executed for what it wants to be. RJ Cyler Billy, the Blue Ranger gives a great performance that steals the show for me. However its a movie that most of critics wont enjoy, because its not made for their demographic, unlike many others in the same category. Its a movie made for fans of the show and also to a younger audience, with details that maybe wont reach the older audience or non-fans. Overall, it is really worth checking it out for what it is!
This one's just for the trashers (by ashwinss)
I had formerly written a review for Power Rangers which was really shallow.But now,due to the IMDb rating dropping uncharacteristically,I'm writing a new review to essentially negate the trashers and the naysayers.This movie is awesome,and I stand by my words,that's not saying the movie is not without its problems which I will address further on,but none of them drag down the awesomeness factor of Power Rangers.On with the reviewI love Power Rangers,I've stuck on with the franchise even in its worst years like any other fan,sometimes I wondered whether I should even be liking <more>
Power Rangers because as much as knew how much this franchise means to me,I will not hide the fact that the shows are unbelievably cheesy even by kids show standards,the production values are laughable At least until Time Force ,the acting is terrible,and the producers of the TV show just don't seem to care ahem Super Megaforce ahem! ,AAND I'm 18,I should watch prime time dramas instead of this nonsense right!Anyways,When I saw the teaser,my balls were blown off!This is your take on a franchise about 5 teenagers in spandex kicking rubber suited monsters in archived Japanese Footage!Shut up and take my money!When I saw the trailer and arrived at the Zords part,I'll be honest with you,I was thrown off immediately.But I wanted to give this a chance,I did,and I kid you not when I say that Power Rangers blows every Robot movie or Kaiju movie I have ever seen out of the water Transformers franchise and Pacific Rim .The characters in this movie,the Power Rangers,Zordon,Alpha 5,Rita Repulsa everybody turns in great performances.The Power Rangers themselves are relatable unlike the saccharine heavy do gooders from Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers!Mind you,the action setpieces are in the third part of the movie The Rangers,the Zords,The Megazord ,but they are awesome,worth the wait,make sense unlike the Transformers movies where I don't understand what the f**k is happening,and feel earned as these teenagers Jason,Billy,Kimberly,Trini and Zack 'connect with each other',face adversities together and finally are willing to die for each other!The Character development in this movie is something even Marvel Movies haven't managed to nail,and if you hate the movie because it didn't have nonsensical action,well screw you!Jason/The Red Ranger- The Leader of the team and a Star football player Centre Quarterback ,Jason has some serious daddy issues but is by no means a bad guy.After a failed prank involving a cow,Jason is sent into detention with 'Weirdos and Criminals'.Jason is angsty,brash,rushes things and reckless but each in ways that make him feel relatable,but as the film progresses,we see Jason grow beyond his angry self and become a more level- headed,caring leader Kimberly/The Pink Ranger- The 'Mean Girl' of the team,Kimberly is someone whose bad books you DO NOT want to be in!She knocks a guy's tooth out when he calls her the 'Meanest Girl' he had ever met!The realization of her actions ultimately makes her a better person and she bonds with the team!Zack/The Black Ranger- The Crazy guy of the team,Zack is unfortunately the least developed character in the team.His story involves his sick mother whom he is scared of finding her dead one day.Billy/The Blue Ranger- The most beautifully written character in movie history which if not well handled could have ended up becoming a joke!Billy is on the spectrum.He will make you laugh,cry and just feel happy!Trini/The Yellow Ranger- Aah,the first LGBT superhero in movie history,which created sort of a controversy,this is another well written character in the movie.Trini is very personable and you will sympethize with her!Well,that ends the Power Rangers character descriptions.There are Zordon,Rita,and Alpha-5 but I have to prevent this from being a long ass review which it already is!And besides,they are really good characters!Power Rangers went up against a juggernaut of a movie,Beauty and the Beast and it saddens me that a cashgrab with absolutely no heart earned a billion dollars while Power Rangers reeled under its shadows.Bottomline-This movie rocks,period!
It is a Kids movie, origin story, so please calm down (by amichnea)
Anyone that was a child when the Power Rangers was on TV will be early 30's to late early 40's. Writing a review based on your memories stating that this movie destroyed the Power Rangers of old time is just sad.I actually liked it and yes I am one of those kids. The movie is very simple. They are building up the characters, each being a misfit, they are teenagers so YES you will get a lot of the teenager drama that comes along with being a teenager. It is pretty much an Origin Superhero movie, slow at start but ending with a Bang when the heroes discover their full potential.Why <more>
would anyone compare this to the Transformers? It is filmed the same way, the special effects are pretty much the same but this is because at the end of the day they have similarities robots, transforming and they can only show them one way. Bear in mind that Power Rangers type of series have been around since the 70s and 80s especially in Japan and China. So NO they did not copy Transformers and the first Power Ranger movie was actually done before any of the Transformers movies. Unfortunately any movie that shows big robots and morphings will be compared to the Transformers.The movie does keep true to the original series and I have enjoyed it. I also liked seeing some of the original rangers in the crowd.Does it deserve a 10? Probably not but neither does a 1 nor do other waste of time movies/series deserve a 10. Your kids will enjoy it and so will you.
I went into this movie with zero expectations. I only watched Power Rangers a little bit when was younger and was never really into it, but, I got to say I was pleasantly surprised with this movie. I loved it, I think everyone involved did a very good job. There was a good mix of comedy, action, drama and even some sentimental moments. The actors all fit into their roles very well and some of them even surprised me. The cast had some well known actors/actresses such as Elizabeth Banks, Bill Vader and Bryan Cranston who all did very well in their roles. There was also a very good mix of new <more>
faces mixed in with Dacre Montgomery who will be starring in season 2 of Stranger Things later this year. Ludi Lin who was a very pleasant surprise. I have never heard of him before going to see this movie and now he is someone I am going to look out for in the future. Like probably most of you I have only heard some of Becky G's music but have never really given Her a second thought. When I heard she was going to be a main character in this movie I was a bit hesitant about it. I have never been happier to be proved wrong.She played the role of Trini perfectly and made her character someone that, I think, a lot of people can relate to. Naomi Scott as Kimberly was perfect casting. I loved her in Lemonade Mouth when I was younger so I was excited when I heard that she was cast in Power Rangers. She played the role of Kimberly very well and I definitely will be looking for her more in the future. Everyone did very well in their roles but to me, and I'm sure a lot of you, RJ Cyler stole the show. His portrayal of Billy was perfect. Billy was a very important character being the first superhero to be on the autism spectrum and RJ Cyler absolutely nailed it.Something that I personally am not a fan of in movies is a lot of CGI but, I got to say this movie pulled it off. It wasn't cheesy and went with the movie very well. I also have to mention the soundtrack in the film. every song fit the moment perfectly and added that extra bit to the movie. This movie was about all the characters becoming the Power Rangers and evolving. It takes a long time before they actually become the Power Rangers. The reason for doing this is to show how all of the characters develop throughout the movie which I think was a very dog move. Every character develops really well personally as well as a group. I really hope there is a sequel as the end set it up perfectly. At the end of this movie it shows the teacher at detention introduce a new character, Tommy. Introducing this character would be a good fit for the next movie if there is one. If they do decide to do another movie we will be able to see the rangers more experienced and, if they do decide to make Tommy a ranger, we can see how they adjust to the new addition.
Obviously everyone who was born after 1993 has seen some Power Rangers TV series, and some may have even seen the 1995 Mighty Morphin Power Rangers movie, so I don't think I need to explain WHAT Power Rangers are. With that being said, I'll get straight to the review.Whether you are "young" people ranging from toddlers to 20+ year-olds , or an adult who watched Power Rangers with their kid, you will probably like this movie! Is it anything "new" or special; no, but it's an entertaining movie all the same. It's a lot like the first installment of most <more>
Marvel movies: Iron Man 1 , Captain America: The First Avenger, Ant-Man, etc roughly the first half of the movie is all about the superhero s learning to use their powers/learning to BE heroes . It's mainly story-driven, but it's got plenty of action! If you're looking for an Oscar-winning movie like Lincoln, King's Speech, etc , you're not gonna find it here; however, if you're into action-packed superhero movies with dumb teenage comedy sprinkled in, AND you grew up with Power Rangers, you'll love this movie!
The newest Power Rangers movie delivers on all levels... (by Dragoneyed363)
As another kid who grew up watching The Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers every Saturday morning, collected and played with the action figures, pretended to be the Rangers battling crime, and has since carried on into my adult years the tradition of watching later series entries like In Space, Lost Galaxy, Time Force, and of course watching the two feature length films before this one numerous times, etc. I of course was excited to see this movie and knew I wanted to see it in theaters. I also had mixed feelings altogether about what they were going to do with a brand spanking new Power <more>
Rangers epic. I was completely elated after leaving the movie theater to find this film had satisfied me on every level.I'll begin with the cons: The last act of the movie does feel a little rushed. Some of the Rangers are just not as likable as the originals they are trying to portray, I'm looking at you Pink Ranger , and there are some comedic moments that feel a little out of place. But overall that's it for the cons.The pros: Most of the Rangers pull their weight as the new and shining update of the classic five. I believe I personally enjoyed the newest editions of the Blue Ranger and Yellow Ranger played by RJ Cyler and Becky G respectively. Red Ranger will make you say at least five times to yourself, "Is that Zac Efron", but he plays the leader just fine. Ludi Lin was likable as the new Black Ranger, and is absolutely gorgeous. Naomi Scott, though she will never live up to Amy Jo Johnson as Kimberly Hart, also plays the part fine and moves the movie along well. Bryan Cranston is good as Zordon, and the updated Zordon isn't cheap or too techy, he fits. Bill Hader is a fun edition as Alpha 5, I enjoyed his comedic lines. The shining performance of the movie is Elizabeth Banks. Her updated Rita Repulsa is fun, lively, creepy and she totally encompassed the essence of an updated Rita Repulsa. I literally lit up every time she came on the screen. Also, the new suits are amazing and the effects near the end in the battle sequence are top-notch. The story plays out well also. There's no real bad writing or downsides. I thought the edition of the Krispy Kreme joke was, as is, just a joke for the movie. It's not meant to be taken so seriously as some other reviewers have taken it so. Also, the story has a nice pace. It takes it's time letting us get to know all the new characters and though the end sequence as I said feels a little rushed, it still fits and altogether the movie works perfectly at being an homage to the original series and updated movie for newer fans. The cameos in the end crowd got the biggest smile out of me. Overall, a very entertaining movie on all levels. Story wise, performance wise, action wise. I really was delighted to find out they brought a very successful Power Rangers rendition to the screen.
Don't go in expecting top notch acting, effects or writing. This movie was never meant to be an example of film making excellence. It's a great teen movie. It combines elements of the drama kids go through nowadays and of course heroism and supernatural fiction. It's like Breakfast Club, Chronicles, Pacific Rim and even a bit of Toy Story 3 all combined. I laughed, teared up, threw my hands in the air, and even though I acknowledge it has its issues I enjoyed the heck out of it. The kids have to work on their acting, tho. The comedy was cheesy here and there but it's Power <more>
Rangers so what you expect? Also they touch very relevant issues, like mental illness, peer pressure, bullying, etc. And the importance of friendship and unity. It gets pretty emotional here and there. And it doesn't really piggyback that much on the nostalgia element, but when it does it hits you square in the Yay! bone. Go watch it. It's silly entertainment and cheesy fun at its best. Like the first Transformers. I even like it more than the first Transformers actually.
**CAUTION: CONTAINS SOME SPOILERS** The movie definitely surpassed my expectations. When the trailer was first released, I thought about going to see it but was not truly interested. When it was released to the public, I bought it and was surprised to like it as much as I did. Though it won't be up for any awards, it was enjoyable and fun to watch.If you want to see it because you were a fan of the old television show, be prepared for disappointment. This movie was not made to appeal to the previous generations. It has elements of nostalgia, but if you go into it expecting what you <more>
watched as a kid, you will not like this movie.KEEP IN MIND PEOPLE that this movie is PG-13, so if you have KIDS, you might want to look out for cussing, sexual innuendos, rebellious behavior, and scenes that IMPLY things of a sexual nature. It's a film about teenagers, so what more could be expected? Tapping into the teenage world, it was refreshing to see teenage drama play out in a way that is true to the real world.And the characters are truly everything people have been asking for and a major step in the right direction for the film industry. You have black, white, Asian, Indian, and Latino characters all sharing lead roles with one being apart of the LGBTQ+ community and another with Autism. And both aren't shoved into the background at any point. There is even dialogue in the movie referencing their different colored Power Ranger suits and their different ethnicities: "Five kids, five colors, five different colored kids!"Problems I had with the film include CGI not being the best at times and the characters taking quite a while to mesh together and become a team. You also don't get to see them in their armor until the ending of the movie, which I can understand they tried to build up for suspense but didn't work the way the crew wanted it to. The movie wasn't as action packed as you expect a superhero movie to be. While I liked the fact they incorporated the ranger colors into the costume design, it seemed to me like they tried to overcompensate for the bland armor of the TV show by creating something shiny and new, but that just fell flat in my opinion. They just looked awkward to me in the scenes where they finally had morphed. WOULD RECOMMEND.Despite some points, this movie is overall a great watch. The ending does hold a cliffhanger with the role of the green ranger in the next film, but with how this film did in theaters, I would say do not watch after the credits unless you want to be taunted with the idea of a movie that may not be created. Holding out for a sequel.
There Can only be one Red Ranger (by nogodnomasters)
The film opens in the Cenozoic Era with aliens coming to Earth. In New Age fashion, a crystal in the earth creates a life force. We shift to modern times and are introduced to three of the would-be Rangers in detention. We get to know Zack Ludi Lin and Trini Becky G. a little later. Perhaps the worst thing you can do is to share your innermost secret with a group of teen peers, but that is what they did in order to become a team and save the world vs. a Gold Golem.The younger you are, the more likely you will enjoy the film. It is aimed at the teen. It had great graphics, although the <more>
Alpha-5 was as convincing as the alien in "Explorers." Rita Repulsa Elizabeth Banks was a little on the cartoonish side and I am not convinced of her alien name.I was too old to have watched the MMPR so I can not make comparisons. I will say they simplified the title by dropping the Mighty Morphin' part, making it a bit more mature. Bryan Cranston was barely noticeable as Zordon.Guide: No F-words, sex, or nudity.