Go Go Power Rangers!” Well it’s all on again. The third Power Rangers movie has finally landed. And wow this is one to look out for. I’m guessing this film will storm the big screens with an explosive splash down. I’m also quite sure that this installment will delight Power Ranger fans the world over.
It’s full of all of the cool stuff that saw the TV show banned from New Zealand television in the 90s. Yes, there are the fight scenes and dangerous shenanigans which could mislead the younger audiences. However, in my opinion, there is nothing too alarming in any of the choreographed sequences. Each are quite technical and way out of reach of young imitators. Having said that, there are plenty of positive role modeling traits such as, working as a team, putting others before yourself etc. Which could make up for the other stuff. Well you be the judge.
This is a reboot so expect an introduction story to how the Power Ranger super hero quintet began. Also, expect a fair amount of teenage drama including the ‘coming of age’ themes that also find their way into this film. But don’t be put off by that, Ranger fans, because that side of things is done quite well. To my surprise, the movie does take its time to develop the characters including individual back stories which are quite good and at times worthy of a laugh or two and even tug on the heart strings.
There’s also plenty of action too, which is mixed well with the CGI, and a level that you would expect from Transformers or any of the Marvel franchise. This really feels like the big one for the Power Rangers. It’s fun, well-paced and loaded with heaps of iconic Power Ranger stuff that will leave you breathless.
Dacre Montgomery makes a great leader of the five. He plays a role which is actually not too unlike Captain James T Kirk in the reboot of Star-Trek. He is very watchable and really is key to making this film cool and relevant. Bryan Cranston, who plays Zordon, does well in his part too. He brings a much-needed voice of reason which helped me get into the whole believability of teens saving the world. All of the usual foes are in there as well which should be expected.
This film certainly earns a definite power plus from me. I certainly do recommend it to any Power Ranger fan and anyone one else that enjoys a good hero movie. It’s both fun and action packed with some heart. If the kids are in the nagging stage about seeing this one parents, it’s for good reason. They are going to love this one so please do feel free to take a chance on it. They’ll love you for it. You might even find yourself getting a kick out of it too.