Blue Ranger My cousin Duval
I went into this movie not being too familiar with the original series etc., beyond the basics. I left feeling impressed by the character development, the diversity, the way the important themes of teamwork and having heart were woven in, music, cinematography and humor. It did feel a little silly at times, because of loud people in the audience and some of Elizabeth Banks' dialogue. I've read that the level of cheese is quite accurate to the source so that's good at least!
Also, I was somewhat disappointed at the vagueness regarding Trini’s backstory. Just put it out there. But Billy Cranston was amazing, unique, and such a joy to see autism representation on the big screen like this. Overall.. I loved it after a day or two of thinking back on it. I'm worried it won't do well at the box office, it would be great to see this universe expanded. But that being said I'm glad it was made and I can't wait to go again!!
Power Rangers is fun when it leans into the original series’ campy sensibility.
Israelite, building on his experience with teen sci-fi feature Project Almanac, orchestrates a vastly more complex array of characters, action set pieces and technical resources for a combined effect that maintains dramatic tension even while teetering on the brink of excess.
A teen group therapy session disguised as a superhero movie, Power Rangers is numbingly predictable and cynically made, recycling myriad blockbuster tropes but draining their adolescent pleasures in the process.