Here I was expecting the 2017 Power Rangers movie to look like Dragonball: Evolution and instead we got the sequel to Chronicle, sans the found-footage shtick.
“Five troubled teenage student outcasts: Zack, Kimberly, Billy, Trini, and Jason are chosen by mentor Zordon to become the Power Rangers after learning that their small town of Angel Grove and the world are threatened by an alien force led by Rita Repulsa.”
Now I’m not saying I’m in, after all we’ve yet to see any of the things that might end up looking really bad on the big screen, like the giant robots (or Zords if you will) or the Power Rangers fighting Putties (you know they’ll get there). So yeah, the jury is still out. At the same time they seem to be on the right track and hopefully we’ll be able to take the Power Rangers seriously (more or less) in 2017.
Dean Israelite (Project Almanac) directed the movie and John Gatins (Real Steel) penned the screenplay, based on the popular television series “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers” by Haim Saban and Shuki Levi. That show was in turn based on the Japanese television series “Ky?ry? Sentai Zyuranger” by Toei. Starring in the movie are Bryan Cranston (Zordon), Elizabeth Banks (Rita Repulsa) and Bill Hader (Alpha 5). The new Rangers are played by Ludi Lin, Dacre Montgomery, Becky G., RJ Cyler and Naomi Scott.
Power Rangers opens in the US on March 24th 2017.