power rangers review

After an impressive opening weekend for a 25-year-old franchise, a sequel to Power Rangers seems inevitable. But here’s the big question: what’s going to happen in it?

The new film is essentially a reboot of the series and Saban is confident enough to have envisioned doing five or six or seven more movies. Fortunately, they have more than enough material to mine for story possibilities. For those of you that aren’t aware, there are 831 episodes in the series so far, almost 18 straight days of ridiculous giant robot-morphin’ action to enjoy. What will they look to for Power Rangers 2? Let’s take a look at some options. Naturally, all film and series spoilers are on the table.

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Power Rangers Credits Scene

Power Rangers debuted in theaters this past weekend, and while it wasn’t able to topple the box office giant that is Beauty and the Beast, it still ended up with a solid estimated debut of $40.5 million in second place. There’s a good chance that this will put the movie in a prime position to warrant a sequel, which is good news for Lionsgate because Power Rangers producer Haim Saban says there’s a six-movie arc planned as long as the audience is interested.

The first of those sequels was teased in a Power Rangers credits scene that teases what’s next for the franchise, and it’s something that fans of the original TV series will be very excited to see on the big screen. But if you haven’t seen Power Rangers yet, stop reading now, because we’re going to dive into spoiler territory in our discussion of the Power Rangers credits scene. Read More »

Power Rangers TV Spots

(In our Spoiler Reviews, we take a deep dive into a new release and get to the heart of what makes it tick…and every story point is up for discussion. In this entry: Dean Israelite’s Power Rangers.)

When we revisited the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers last week, I thought we would be engaging in an act of pop culture masochism. Instead, I was weirdly won over by the whole endeavor. For all of its crass cheapness and cobbled-together storylines, the original Power Rangers series still displays an undeniable, sugar-sweet charm. It’s a hard thing to hate.

So perhaps it shouldn’t be too surprising that director Dean Israelite‘s big screen adaptation of the long-running series is surprisingly good and surprisingly thoughtful and surprisingly weird. Surprise is the key word here, clearly. It’s not just surprising that a $100 million Power Rangers movie is watchable, it’s surprising that it has so much oddball personality. It’s a movie about inclusivity and giant robots punching monsters. It’s a movie about outcast teens coming together and a scenery devouring villain who serial kills people for their fillings. It’s the start of a big-budget movie franchise that also has a vital subplot about teen sexting.

Power Rangers is too weird to ignore and too nice to disregard. Let’s talk about it. Spoilers ahead.

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power rangers review

There’s a scene in the new Power Rangers movie in which Jason, the Red Ranger (Dacre Montgomery), tells one of his fellow Rangers that what matters isn’t the past, but what one works to make the future. It’s a perfectly admirable, earnest sort of sentiment — it’s just one that feels a little off, too, given that the past he’s referring to involves semi-revenge porn. The same goes for the movie as a whole: it comes close to being great but stumbles before getting to the finish line. That said, the beats it does manage to hit are truly wonderful.

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Power Rangers

This weekend brings a new big screen version of the Power Rangers to theaters, and the early reviews seem to be mixed. You’ll have to find out yourself if Lionsgate can take the multi-colored teenage superheroes and make them even more popular. But in the meantime, we can take a look at the first theatrical outing for the imported Japanese television show that turned into an American phenomenon.

The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Honest Trailer gives some good kicks to the Bulk and Skull by making fun of the lame, formulaic, cheap and downright awful film adaptation of the FOX television series that features kicks to the junk, attempted parental mass suicide, a purple version of Freddy Krueger who wants you to touch his ooze, and a story that ended up being ignored by the TV series. Gross. Read More »

Ren and Stimpy in the Nicktoons Movie

Back in the fall of 2015, news surfaced that Paramount Pictures was working on a live-action animated hybrid movie that would bring back some of the staple Nicktoons from the ’90s era of Nickelodeon. Since then, Napoleon Dynamite director Jerusha Hess was brought on as director, but it’s been over a year and we haven’t heard any significant updates on the project. However, we did just find out that one Nicktoon thought to be included won’t show up in any new line-up of the cartoons.

According to Ren and Stimpy co-creator Bob Camp, his angry chihuahua and charmingly dimwitted red cat probably won’t be involved in the developing Nicktoons movie or considered as a possible reboot, as it seems there’s some bad blood between the cartoon’s creators and Nickelodeon.
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Power Rangers Opening Credits Mash-Up

Lionsgate may be adapting a property from the ’90s with their new Power Rangers reboot, but the studio is also giving the movie a modern overhaul. Sure, it’s dark and gritty, but that’s not the only way the film is designed to connect with 2017 audiences: it’s also the first to feature an openly gay superhero. Learn more about how Lionsgate is introducing the first gay Power Rangers character below. Read More »

power rangers reviews

The new Power Rangers movie hits theaters this week and the first reviews have begun to warp in. But are the critics assembling their Zords to do battle on behalf of the movie or against it? Right now, the early buzz seems mixed, with some critics praising the film’s action and sense of humor, while others say that we’ve seen this kind of movie too many times before. Let’s take a closer look at the first Power Rangers reviews have to say.

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Power Rangers Credits Scene

The release of Power Rangers is still over a week away, but the anticipation is building for the new big screen iteration of the superheroes who got their start as a TV series that was imported from Japan. Lionsgate is hoping this will be the start of a lucrative film franchise, and fans who are patient enough to sit through some of the credits will be treated to a tease of what’s to come

Director Dean Israelite recently sat down for a chat about Power Rangers, and he confirmed that there will be a credits scene following the movie. You can find out more after the jump, and you don’t have to worry about any spoilers at all. Read More »

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Power Rangers TV Spots

We’re not even halfway through March, and we’ve already had a good month of blockbusters. Logan blew fans away to kick off the month right, Kong: Skull Island delivered some big monster movie fun, and Disney fans will enjoy themselves this week with the box office monster that will be Beauty and the Beast. But the week after that, it’s morphin’ time.

Power Rangers arrives in theaters in just under a couple weeks, and the onslaught of TV marketing is in full swing, and that means plenty of new footage is starting to hit the web. The campaign is really starting to hit the giant action side of things really hard by showing off more of the Zords in action, including a hint at some of the classic Power Rangers style thrown in there too.

Watch a new batch of Power Rangers TV spots to see what we’re talking about. Read More »