Go Go Power Rangers. The first official trailer is here and it actually looks good. As someone who grew up in the 90’s with the original series, I didn’t think this movie would appeal to me but the film seems to have struck a balance somewhere between the original series and Josh Trank’s Chronicle but definitely closer to the latter.
The trailer introduces us to the five social rejects who will become the ‘Mighty Morphin Power Rangers’ after discovering a great alien power outside of Angel Grove. While the bright and campy tone of the original series is not apparent in the trailer, the film seems to have carved out its own place within the franchise while reminding us with the music and martial arts that this is unquestionably Power Rangers.
Towards the end of the trailer we get a glimpse of Rita Repulsa (Elizabeth Banks) and a quick shot of Jason (Dacre Montgomery) beginning his metamorphosis into the Red Ranger inside what looks like it could be the rangers’ command center.
Saban’s Power Rangers follows five ordinary high school kids who 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 that they are the only ones who can save the planet. But to do so they will have to overcome their real-life issues and band together as the Power Rangers before it is too late.
‘Power Rangers’ stars Dacre Montgomery as Jason Lee Scott (Red Ranger), RJ Cyler as Billy Cranston (Blue Ranger), Naomi Scott as Kimberly Hart (Pink Ranger), Becky G as Trini Kwan (Yellow Ranger), Ludi Lin as Zack Taylor (Black Ranger), Elizabeth Banks as Rita Repulsa, Bryan Cranston as Zordon, and Bill Hader as Alpha 5.
Power Rangers hits theaters on March 24, 2017.