Power Rangers

Movie review

A group of high-school students, who are infused with unique superpowers, harness their abilities in order to save the world.
I don’t remember ever watching an episode of the Power Rangers when I was little so going into the movie I had no expectation the movie had to meet and yet it did. As far as origin story-movies go this one for sure made it into my Top 5. Power Rangers had everything: Diversity, a villain that was motivated by a clear goal, an awesome training montage and subsequent stellar fight scenes, characters who were not parodies or clicheés, everyone in the film would die for Billy and honestly: same, no (forced) romance, someone getting backhanded into the stratosphere and death by Dino Zord – more specifically a Triceratops.
Every part of the movie that seemed campy was made that way by the nerds who wrote that movie and it was glorious. In fact the writers actually took the time to do something no other super hero film has done to date and allowed the members of the team to become friends. It is so incredible that their bond is so detrimental to their success.
I already had one list about what was good about this movie but here are some more points that need recognition: they made good use of Kanye West songs, Bumble Bee reference (yes, as in Transformers), Original Power Rangers theme (I assume that’s what it was), altogether good soundtrack and Alpha being the sarcastic droid like he’s a hybrid made from Johnny 5 and Marvin.
What Power Rangers has taught me is that a family can be five outcasts, a small robot, and a face in a wall and my favourite part about the movie in general was the whole thing. It was wholesome and awesome and desverves all the awards.

Starring: Dacre Montgomery, Naomi Scott, RJ Cyler, Ludi Li, Becky G.
Director: Dean Israelite
Writers: John Gatnis
Genre: Action, Adventure, SciFi

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