Before I begin, I guess I should inform you that I loved Power Rangers when I was younger. Like a lot. So, for you hardcore fans out there (and I know you're out there), please realize that I have no personal bias against the franchise. Any comments I make pertain only to the movie. Are we good?
If you haven't seen the trailer for the new live-action Power Rangers film, I've included it here for your convenience. You're welcome.
Now that the disclaimer and the trailer is out of the way, let's talk about the movie itself. With the advent of movies like Max Steel, we can see that studios are clearly starting the trend of live-action-ifying (if you know what I mean) children superhero series. I wrote a blog post about Max Steel before I saw it. In it, I discussed how it actually could be an entertaining movie; for the curious, you can check the whole post out yourself. However, I never followed up on that blog post after I actually saw the movie.
Okay, so...it wasn't horrible. But it wasn't a Marvel or DC movie either. I would say that the most exciting thing about it was the special effects, which I have to say were very well done. To be honest, that was what got me excited about it in the first place. The storyline was mediocre and the action was short-lived. In some places, it felt more like a lackluster Spiderman clone. I felt a hint of dissatisfaction when I left the theater. I daresay the Power Rangers movie will be the same.
If you've watched the trailer above, or any other trailer for the movie, you're instantly dazzled with colorful and robust special effects, right? Yeah, they are pretty good. However, my fear, and, indeed, my prediction, is that once we eat up all the meat of the franchise and the special effects, we'll be left with the bones of an unsatisfying story. For the sake of all you Power Rangers diehards, I hope I'm wrong, but we'll find out for sure on March 24th when the movie officially releases.
Will you be going to see Power Rangers in theaters? Are you excited about it or not so much? Let me know in the comments below!
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