Power Rangers DVD review

Another Hollywood 90s remake that brings the over the top and never ending monster fights of the TV show to a new generation of fans. The movie has the usual polish when reawakening this TV classic but also brings a deeper context to the character behind each Ranger…

The Crit

Cast - 40%
Story - 40%
Music Score - 50%
Effects/Quality - 50%
Originality - 50%

46%

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Another Hollywood 90s remake that brings the over the top and never ending monster fights of the TV show to a new generation of fans. The movie has the usual polish when reawakening this TV classic but also brings a deeper context to the character behind each Ranger mask. I was also impressed they got Bryan Cranston to lend his likeness and voice to Zordon. Oh and if you didn’t get it, there are so many in your face references to Krispy Kreme, so ensure your get a box before you sit down to watch this to avoid cravings.

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.

I felt there was way too much going on in the movie, it does seems like they were trying to compress a lot into it because they are gearing up to start a Power Rangers movie franchise but the current movie landscape is so saturated with planetary stories, heroes, robots and monsters that I am not sure there is room for another movie universe. Would the level of depth the movie ambitiously tries to achieve, perhaps a Netflix TV series would have been a better vehicle to let this plan unfold. This one is definitely for the fans and I can’t dismiss the nostalgic lure to watch the movie even just to see you favorite Power Ranger kick butt one more time.

Additional Information

Reviewed on: DVD
Available on: DVD, Blu-Ray, Digital
Genre: Superhero, Action, Adventure
Age Rating: PG
Estimated RRP: R100+
Release Date: April 2017

Other Views:

  • I was sort of a fan when the TV series was out but also not a big fan, so I was eager to see the movie and it was also ok. A good watch and hopeful a good build-up to the second film – Leon de Bruin

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