Power Rangers (2017)

Power Rangers (2017)

2017 124 Minutes

Action | Adventure | Science Fiction

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

Overall Rating

6 / 10
Verdict: Good

User Review

  • TheReelBurke


    7 / 10
    This movie is about a team and if the team didn't work the movie won't work. The chemistry of the team felt natural and believable. That being said, there were still multiple standout performances. Even though the movie is about the team RJ Cyler, as Billy, steals the film. His performance gives the film its levity and heart that feels fresh but familiar to fans of the original. Dacre Montgomery is able to bring layers to Jason, a character that could have easily been the stereotypical one-note jock. Dean Israelite was able to create a world were multi-chromatic superheroes fighting in giant robots didn't feel completely ridiculous.

    Surprisingly while there flaws in the film none were insurmountable. Elizabeth Banks felt somewhat out of place in her portrayal of Rita Repulsa. Where the existence of the Power Rangers felt believable, Rita felt out of step with the rest of the film, bringing the campy-ness of the original TV show. The only other thing I could complain about is that the runtime was a little long. It could have been about 10-15 minutes shorter. The multiple training scenes emphasizing the importance of the upcoming fights and how little time they have to prepare few redundant and unnecessary.

    Overall, Power Rangers is a film that could have gone horribly wrong but gives a fun story with relatable characters. I thoroughly enjoyed this film as a fan of the original property.