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Power Rangers (2017)

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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.



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High school outcasts stumble upon an old alien ship, where they acquire superpowers and are dubbed the Power Rangers. Learning that an old enemy of the previous generation has returned to exact vegenance, the group must harness their powers and use them to work together and save the world. Written by cyberboy1127-249-955930

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Rated PG-13 for sequences of sci-fi violence, action and destruction, language, and for some crude humor | See all certifications »

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24 March 2017 (USA)  »

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$105,000,000 (estimated)

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When the ZORDS one sheets were sent to theaters for display, they only sent out two rangers per theater. This is different because usually theaters will get a complete set for each poster release. So this will make the collect-ability of said posters more of a challenge, and will most likely lead to more online poster purchases from third party. For an actual set of posters attained from a theater will be more difficult. See more »


[first lines]
Zordon: [in Eltarian] I'm sorry... I'm sorry...
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"Power Rangers" is a worthy successor and enjoyable update to the 1990s pop culture juggernaut.
24 March 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Power Rangers are otherwise ordinary teenagers who are recruited, trained and equipped by the wizard-like Zordon to defend the earth against various extraterrestrial threats. The Power Rangers each dress in a distinctive color and have some individualized powers and weapons and some in common. These young superheroes operate under a strict set of guidelines which includes anonymity. The Power Rangers franchise started when media mogul Haim Saban adapted the Japanese franchise "Super Sentai" for American audiences (but using footage from the Japanese original). Since starting out as the Fox Kids TV series "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers" in 1993, Power Rangers series have been produced by various entertainment companies and aired on various networks in the U.S. and around the world (including, ironically, back in Japan, where the concept was born). The characters have also appeared in toy form, in comics and video games and, in 1995 and 1997, in low budget feature films. The action adventure sci-fi movie "Power Rangers" (PG-13, 2:04) (also called "Saban's Power Rangers") represents a reboot and an expansion of the cinematic part of the franchise.

Let's meet the new Power Rangers! Jason Scott (Dacre Montgomery), the teenager who becomes the Red Ranger (the group's leader), is a high school football star who has pulled one too many stupid pranks and lost his chance to play football in college. He's now wearing an ankle monitor and attending detention every Saturday to make up for his most recent misdeeds. Soon-to-be Pink Ranger Kimberly Hart (Naomi Scott) is a cheerleader who has committed a cruel faux pas which has led to her falling out of favor with her clique and also landed her in detention. Blue Ranger Billy Cranston (RJ Cyler) is an autistic kid who gets picked on at school and is also serving some time in detention. Black Ranger Zack (Ludi Lin) is a loner who spends much of his time caring for his terminally ill mother. Last, but not least, is Yellow Ranger Trini (musician and model Becky G), also a loner, who happens to represent the Q in LGBTQ and is an outsider among this group of outsiders, who initially refer to her as "crazy girl".

Jason, Kimberly and Billy meet "Breakfast Club" style in Saturday detention and they all end up together at a local quarry, where they attract the attention of Zack and Trini (who happen to be hanging out there, individually) when Billy blows off the side of a hill searching for something that his (deceased) miner father had told him about. What Billy's explosion reveals is a sheer, glass-like sheet of rock which contains five differently colored medallions (red, pink, blue, yellow and black) or "coins". Each of the teens takes a coin and each wakes up the next morning to the realization that some things are different about them, not the least of which is suddenly being in possession of extreme strength. After they get together at school and compare notes, they decide to get together that night at the quarry to figure out what is happening to them and why. That's where things morph into something mighty weird.

When they reassemble at the quarry, and after they discover that they can also climb really fast and jump really far, they find that at the bottom of a deep chasm is a lake which leads to an underground cavern where they find an ancient alien space ship. They are greeted by a robot named Alpha 5 (voiced by Bill Hader and looking like a cross between other-than-human 1980s movie characters Johnny 5 from "Short Circuit" and "E.T." from… well, you know). Alpha 5 wakes up a former Red Ranger named Zordon (voiced and acted via motion capture by Bryan Cranston, who did a couple voices in the original TV series). Zordon lost his team and his own life 65 million years earlier fighting against a rogue Green Ranger called Rita Repulsa. (Zordon's consciousness was preserved in a computer.) Zordon explains that Rita (Elizabeth Banks) is power hungry and "pure evil" so he banished her to the bottom of the sea, but she is coming back and is intent on stealing the Zeo Crystal, which is what makes life on earth possible. Despite his fully articulated doubts, Zordon says that, if these five teenagers have the coins, it's not an accident and they are meant to be the next group of Power Rangers. The new Rangers also have their doubts, but they think that this is all pretty cool and they go along with Zordon's physically demanding training program as they also work to come together as a team so they can morph into fully capable Power Rangers, able to defeat Rita and her huge golden monster, Goldar, thus saving their small town.

"Power Rangers" is a worthy successor and enjoyable update to the 1990s pop culture juggernaut. Writer John Gatins ("Need for Speed") and director Dean Israelite ("Project Almanac") give us authentic characters, appealing visuals, good action and they strike just the right balance between honoring their source material and updating it for a new generation. Playing the Power Rangers are relative unknowns, but they are well-cast and pleasingly diverse – both as actors and in character. However, that's one of the reasons (along with an unnecessarily crude scene very early in the movie and a smattering of adult language) that makes this the first Power Rangers movie to be rated "PG-13" and questionable for small children. This is also the first Power Rangers movie to be (slightly) over two hours long… but it feels rushed. It's an effective launch for a 21st century film franchise, but there's a lot going on (which is both good news and bad news). Plus, there are a few too many big coincidences in assembling the new Power Rangers and fueling their adventure, but this is still a mostly well-executed and entertaining movie. "B+"

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