zondag 9 april 2017

100 Movie Challenge 2017 - # 50: Power Rangers

Director: Dean Israelite
Genre: Action/ Science Fiction/ Adventure
Runtime: 123 minutes
Year: 2017
Starring: Dacre Montgomery, Naomi Scott, RJ Cyler, Ludi Lin, Becky G., Elizabeth Banks, Bryan Cranston, Bill Hader, Matt Shively, Cody Kearsley, David Denman, Robert Moloney, Anjali Jay, Sarah Grey, Morgan Taylor Campbell, Caroline Cave, Kayden Magnuson, Lisa Berry, Wesley MacInnes, John Stewart, Fiona Fu, Clayton Chitty, Austin Obiajunwa, Kenneth Tynan

Description: A group of high-school students, who are infused with unique superpowers, harness their abilities in order to save the world.

Review: Nostalgia. That’s a key word nowadays in Hollywood. Sequels, prequels, reboots new interpretations and TV show adaptations. If you were born in the early neighties, the Power Rangers were a good memory for you. I’m from the early eighties, so I think these superheroes weren’t cool enough for me when I saw them on TV. I never really liked the TV show, found it a bit kitschy and cheesy. But this film looked a lot more serious and it looks like the makers were inspired by “The Breakfast Club”.
The teens, that eventually become the Power Rangers, meet each other during detention and are all stereotypical (jock, geek, outsider, rebel, cheerleader). The characters don’t get a major introduction. They added actors Elizabeth Banks and Bryan Cranston to the cast, but they can’t really take the film to a higher level.
“Power Rangers” is a 2017 movie that you can easily skip, I think even for the fans of the TV show.

Rating: 2/ 5

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