Monday, March 27, 2017

Saban's Power Rangers (2017 film)

Power Rangers

Now, if you're one of the 90's kids, you are familiar with the TV show Power Rangers. It's a group of high school kids; namely Jason, Billy, Zack, Kimberly, and Trini, who later morphed into superheroes fighting against monstrous foes summoned by the evil villain you are familiar with. Since then, it has been grown into a franchise with numerous installments from the past and present and most of them are inspired by Japanese super sentai shows you and your parents are familiar with. As a reward of the Ranger franchise's success, the one that started it all has been reborn as a movie. 

In this movie, a group of normal high-school kids you know by now are living in an average life in a quiet town of Angel Grove until something extraordinary happened to these kids. They've unknowingly gained superpowers and they became the chosen ones who can save the world from an imminent alien threat as the Power Rangers.

We are starting to like the new outfits from the original Rangers that begin the craze, especially the Yellow and the Pink Ranger if you may, because based on their appearances, not only they retain the classic taste from the original TV show you know and loved back in the 90's but toughness is best sums it up and as for the cool robots that make up for the awesome Megazord, there's no other word for it, it's utterly brilliant.

But let's not get too awed by the awesomeness the reborn Power Rangers possess by their looks because behind their shining armors comes with chinks and that involves the storyline because by telling about their normal lives, it just feels...above average. The rivalry, the romance, the school life, especially the bit that I don't want to tell it to the kids, it kinda reflects on today's kids and that kinda spoils the intense action it possess. In fact, it's getting as real as...real life and that's kinda sad.

Despite the storyline too real and too average for veteran fans and newcomers alike, this new Power Rangers movie is all about the past and the present coming together as one and it feels like a history lesson all mashed up with titanium that is harder to break on the outside. It maybe a great family movie but some parts of it aren't what you called family-oriented. More like teen-oriented if you may asked but the harder this film gets, the better it will be and it's good to have the classic Rangers we all familiar with reborn for the new century.

My rating: 3.6 out of 5.

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