Power Rangers Is a Morphin Good Time [Review]
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.
Defeated a long time ago and sacrificing himself to protect the powers that Rita so badly seeks, is Zordon (Bryan Cranston) who becomes a trainer/mentor to the new recruits: Jason the Red Ranger (Dacre Montgomery), Kimberly the Pink Ranger (Naomi Scott), Billy the Blue Ranger (RJ Cyler), Zack the Black Ranger (Ludi Lin) and Trini the Yellow Ranger (Becky G). Helped by the slightly excitable, and totally humorous Alpha 5 (voiced by Bill Hader).
With a feature film budget, the Power Rangers have been brought into the twenty first century. The Suits and Zords have received an major upgrade. The film sticks to its roots and keeps many a childhood memories intact. Yet it doesn’t take itself too seriously leaving room for a lot of very funny scenes. And to top it all off there is a sweet little cameo by Jason David Frank and Amy Jo Johnson, the original Green and Pink Rangers.
A fun, action packed outing, and without an overly complicated story line, but a good dose of laughter. Power Rangers is thoroughly entertaining. As the transition from television show to big screen goes, the filmmakers have done a superb job. Keeping all the characteristics of the original series that will leave one with a feeling of nostalgia, and expanding those areas necessary to make for rather good film.
Rating: 7/10 Stars