Power Rangers

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Film review by Steve Duffy – 

From L to R: Naomi Scott as “Kimberly,” RJ Cyler as “Billy,” Dacre Montgomery as “Jason,” Ludi Lin as “Zack” and Becky G as “Trini” in SABAN’S POWER RANGERS. Photo credit: Kimberley French.

Five ordinary teens 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 they are the only ones who can save the planet. But to do so, they will have to overcome their real-life issues and before it’s too late, band together as the Power Rangers.

My favorite Ranger is Billy Cranston, the blue one played by RJ Cyler. Out of all the rangers, he gives the best performance. The rest of the Rangers do great with the material that they are given.   

The always reliable Elizabeth Banks plays the rompy and villainous Rita Repulsa. She is the villain from the original 1993 TV show. 

A computerized Bryan Cranston, plays Zordon, the mentor to the Rangers and Bill Hadar voices Alpha 5, the goofy robot assistant of Zordon.

Power Rangers is definitely a campy teen film that stays true to the original series while embracing the cartoon craziness that made it a hit.  If you are looking for forgettable popcorn fun, then this is the movie for you.

Rating:  PG-13 for sequences of sci-fi violence, action and destruction, language, and for some crude humor

Runtime: 124 minutes

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