Review | Power Rangers

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Five teenagers find some magic coins and a spaceship buried under a gold mine.


Review 2017 by Flytrap

Power Rangers

Written by: Matt Sazama, Burk Sharpless, Michele Mulroney, Kieran Mulroney

Directed by: Dean Israelite

Starring: Dacre Montgomery, RJ Cyler, Naomi Scott, Ludi Lin, Becky G., Elizabeth Banks, Bill Hader’s voice and Bryan Cranston’s head

Full cast and crew here

Rated PG-13
Running time: 124 Mins

A school detention class turns into a training session for these potential superheros, but there are plenty of bumps along the way as they try find their way to Morphin’ Time!

I found myself grinning a lot watching this; it was a lot of fun. The angst-lite was well balanced by the silliness and just the right dose of cheese. Great special effects, beautiful cinematography, and a lively soundtrack all combined to deliver a fun little film. And kudos to Elizabeth Banks as Rita Repulsa, a vicious villain we can boo at, while still thinking, “Wow, she’s hot.”

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I’ll recommend this one as some good, light entertainment. There is a cut scene in the credits that is supposed to mean something, I have no idea what. There are no post-credit scenes, so you can power out and skip the endless churn.

Flytrap rating: 7/10

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