Saban's Power Rangers

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5.92 h 3 min2017X-RayPG-13
Five ordinary teenagers must team together to become something extraordinary in order to save the world from being obliterated by an alien threat.
Directors
Dean Israelite
Starring
Dacre MontgomeryNaomi ScottRJ Cyler
Genres
Action
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
EnglishEnglish [Audio Description]
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4.4 out of 5 stars

4676 global ratings

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StephenReviewed in the United States on November 16, 2018
1.0 out of 5 stars
Utterly awful
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Thank God I didnt pay anything for this garbage.....

The storyline was awful and seemed to throw everything together without allowing the Audience to get to know each character....

Okay, as someone who remembers the original series of power rangers, this drivel seems to be the complete opposite of what the series was about.

In the original series, we had five teenagers who were active in their community, role models for many, and displayed a positive message to the viewers....

In this rehash, the main character (jason) is a felon, the geek (billy) is an accomplice, a new girl in town (trini) is ditsy with no storyline other then having LGBT issues), the other girl (kimberly) is almost a outcast, the 4th character (zack) just loves to do whatever....oh, and they all meet in detention....

The character Billy is now black as well and her parents seem to idolize Jason...hmmmm...

So, they meet up in detention, they decide to "borrow" a van, deprogram a police ankle bracelet (obviously the police dont care to do welfare checks), and somehow all show up a old mine where they find ancient power coins and go underground to find zordon who's literally is stuck in a wall and alpha (who looks like a robotic version of jar jar binks).....oh, and they must all be pure of something to access the morphin....oh, I give up. Makes no sense....they see zords, zach decides to take one without permission, and Krispy creme gets involved....somehow

Oh, and then, there's Rita. Looks like more of a reptile then human. Needs gold for...try to follow, recreate GOLDar....unbelievable that they took the name quite literally....

The zords come together but they are still seperated and beat rita, the end...

I felt like I wanted an hour and a half back...

This was a complete mess of a movie with zero character development....
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nycReviewed in the United States on April 16, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Really Cool Anti-Bullying Message Throughout the Movie with Plenty of Humor and Easy-to-Understand Storyline
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I was never into Power Rangers before, but I truly enjoy this movie as it explains a lot about how the Power Rangers came to be and it had plenty of moments when you want to celebrate the comebacks that the good kids have against the bad kids. It was nice to see how bullies are dealt with in this movie. Pretty much the story deals with bullying even with the Power Ranger bad guys who were bullying the Power Rangers about how they were not capable, how they are weak, how they can never work as a team. What was nice was that everyone on the team can be strong only if they can build a bond with each other. I felt that the story was not only entertaining, but it had humor and good messages about friendship and teamwork and winning against bullying.
30 people found this helpful
ConsumerReviewed in the United States on March 11, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
What a Nostolgia Throw Back!
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This was a really good reboot for a series that I so nostalgically cherish from my childhood! Would watch again. I loved the way this whole movie was handled, everything from the aesthetics, to the back story, to the changes they made to make it fresh and modern. Based on the ending I am hoping they will eventually get to a sequel. It would be interesting to see how the kids deal with their new found powers and interact with other non-hero/villain characters.
25 people found this helpful
demonsRendangeredReviewed in the United States on January 12, 2019
2.0 out of 5 stars
For a newer generation
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I was a kid when the original Power Rangers was on tv. This movie is basically a "reimagining" of that series. So when I went into it, I kept my expectations low.

Seriously, I understand the Power Rangers is targeted towards kids. I'm well into my adult years and don't expect to be blown away by this movie. However, I think many mainstream super hero movies all have something in common and in my opinion it's not really a good thing.

I understand that these types of movies appeal to millions of people and I'm sure that's why they continue to get made the way that they are. I just can't get into it. It seems like a lot of writing in this movie is made to make the characters try to always be fast talkers, even in a conversation that doesn't really merit it. It's like they are always pushing some ego agenda and I just find it too silly for me to enjoy. It's like that in the Marvel movies and it's like that in this movie too.

I would have enjoyed a nice action movie without all the gimmicks like jokes that make the movie less serious. I know Bulk and Skull in the original series were like comic relief characters but all in all the Power Rangers were pretty serious characters aside from that. And it just seems like now every character has to try to be funny occasionally. Kids might enjoy this movie but even some of the jokes are going to be things that kids don't understand.

I've only watched about half this movie and will probably watch the rest after this review but I can tell now the verdict is in stone for me. I just feel like I'm watching another Marvel movie with occasional unnecessary jokes that makes what should be a fun fantasy/action movie into a silly cash grab of something that was better the way it originally was before Hollywood's writers tried to "improve" it.
8 people found this helpful
SarahReviewed in the United States on April 23, 2018
4.0 out of 5 stars
Worth giving it a watch, but geared towards adults not kids
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This movie was obviously a movie to build up the characters more than the action of the story. I'm giving it a 4 star rating because they could have improved the pacing which would have helped it a bit. Over all it was a good movie though and worth watching. I think most kids would find it dull until the end so I would suggest only adults watch it. I would especially suggest this for those that grew up w/ the 90s mighty morphin power rangers which this is loosely based on. I'm looking forward to a sequel since they alluded to it. My little girl heart is screaming "Tommy!!!" so they better not break my little girl heart of like 4-10 lol.
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LynnReviewed in the United States on June 24, 2019
2.0 out of 5 stars
Worth sitting through, if you're utterly bored
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Ok. The good: The score is way better than I expected, and costume design is decent. The IDEA is great. The whole band of misfits having to forge a team, but the EXECUTION is... wow. 'Not good' might be too generous. And if you're one of the short attention span types, the actual armored rangers mostly don't show up until act 3. I'd ALMOST give it a 3, since the kernel of a good movie is in there, i feel. I have NO nostalgia for Power Rangers. I'm a few years too old for it to be a childhood love. I got my team in the form of 'Battle of the Planets' and Voltron. And I have no great nostalgia for those either. The final fight is nowhere as good as stuff from 'Pacific Rim'. The team building feels like a way less well-done version of 'Breakfast Club'. In fact, yeah, this is second rate Breakfast Club meets live action 'The Guyver'. If you are insanely bored, it probably won't damage your sanity to sit through this, but it's not even 'fun-bad'.
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Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on March 18, 2019
4.0 out of 5 stars
Back to the Basics :: It's Morphin' Time!
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So I was a little old to even be watching the original series, but I really liked it.
This throws back to original MMPR team.
I thought it was over-all better than the first MMPR movie.
I didn't like the Megazord or Goldar. Everything doesn't have to be "Hollywood". That's one of the big problems with any transition to "the movies". Producers don't understand that the reason they are making a movie is because fans loved something. They aren't making it cooler to the fans. Anything that they think is "cool" is just making an attempt to reel in non-fans (aka increasing their demographic base) because they don't think the original product was "cool" enough.
The basic concept is there. Coming together and working as a team. Teamwork yields better results than individual effort alone. It's a great life-lesson.
I don't like seeing origin stories repeated in movies, but, in this case, it allowed character progression and development as well as powers escalation.
If you were ever a fan of any of the Power Rangers series, then you will probably like this movie.
If you could care-less about the Power Rangers, why are you watching a Power Rangers movie? No reason to review it. (If you do, you are the equivalent of a basketball fan complaining that American football is stupid because the players were protective padding and helmets and the goal is so big it is way too easy to score.)
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A.BinkleyReviewed in the United States on January 29, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Better than it has any right to be.
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Four and a half stars, rounding up to five because of how unexpectedly good it is. I'll skip to the bad parts, because there aren't many of them: The suit/armor design for the Rangers and the Zords look bad, like they are just really overdesigned with too much extra stuff going on and the Megazord in particular looks awful; the monsters (putties, Goldar) look similarly terrible, the art department really screwed the pooch; the fight scenes at the very end were poorly choreographed especially the all CGI fight between the Zords and the monsters at the end. Other than that this movie is actually pretty damn fantastic. It has great acting from the entire cast, Elizabeth Banks does go a bit over the top, but in a fun way. There is some great dialog that made me laugh from the opening scene all the way through the rest of the film, with a few good call backs, too. The cinematography and overall look and feel of the first 3/4s of the film was all superb (dives a bit with the final fight unfortunately). And each character got at least some character development, nobody felt left out or shortchanged. Honestly, there are sooo many movies where the special effects, costume design, and action sequences are the only good parts of the movie and all the rest (dialog, plot, character development, emotional connection, etc...) are either neglected or flat out missing all together (I'm looking at you Valerian! the most 'pretty but vapid' movie ever). I fully expected this to be one of those movies. Instead what I find is a legitimately entertaining and downright endearing story, with characters that feel real and relatable. This movie managed to make me care about these characters, that alone deserves 4 stars. If you watched the first 3/4s of this movie and shut it off once they finally morph into the armor, you'd probably walk away saying 10/10, five stars, three thumbs up.

I hear they've greenlit a sequel, let's all hope they can bring back this great cast, writers and director, and just bring in a new art/costume design team or special effects crew to redesign the enemies, armor and Zords, and maybe a better fight choreographer too.
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