Here is my review for “Power Rangers“. Okay the Power Ranges are back and this time they got a budget! They have been beating the shit out of monsters since 1993 and are literally still on the air in 2017! WHAT THE FUCK! So now here we are with these new rangers and they are in detention and troublemakers and not the goodie goodie role models of the TV Show. The Red Ranger is stealing shit, wrecking cars, and slapping the shit out of people. The Blue Ranger has autism and is blowing shit up. The Pink Ranger is a mean bitch who is sending out nudes of her friends. So yes I am into all of this! They are real as fuck. They eventually hook up with the Yellow and Black Ranger and find a cave with an alien space craft and a fucked up looked robot in it and get their powers. Then join this talking wall named Zordon (Bryan Cranston) and learn how to fight. Yes in a training montage. I LOVE TRAINING MONTAGES! Now this evil alien lady named Rita Repulsa is on the way to fuck their shit up, but they are having a hard time morphing (putting their costumes on). They learn it’s because they don’t know each other well. So in this cool scene around a campfire they talk about their fucked up lives. That shit was real and great! In the end it’s morhpin time and they whip ass and get in their dino rides and fight Rita and form a Mega Zord. It all makes loose sense if you see it.
Okay so I had a lot of fun watching this movie, more fun than I thought I would. I love all the teen Power Rangers. They were all interesting, fun, and felt like real people. They really were like a sort of new Breakfast Club that happened to get powers. All the characters were full of personal problems and issues but they were ready to fuck shit up. They didn’t say let’s go stop Rita. They said let’s go KILL Rita. I was like yessssss go kill that bitch! They were serious as fuck with that killing shit. Meanwhile they did take some time to get to know each character. I mean as much as movie like this can, but I felt like I got it. Elizabeth Banks was cool as Rita, I mean she knew she was in this movie and had fun with it. She was killing people. So that’s good. Nobody beats the old Rita though. That lady deserves a lifetime achievement award. The costumes look weird and confining to me. Like how do you fight in that mess, but whatever. When they jump into those dino cars they looked cool. It’s weird seeing all this ranger shit with a budget. They even played the theme song “Go Go Power Rangers” and the whole audience screamed. It was a fun ride and worth the watch whether you like Power Rangers or not. I was not a big fan of the old Power Rangers and I still loved it. I even went home after and watched a bunch of old episodes on Netflix. I will be buying this on blu ray!
A. Becky G. was Trini (Yellow Ranger) and she was cool and a lesbian. This is a big deal to have a main character like this to be a lesbian. Go Go Lesbian Ranger!
The first time we heard of Beck G was in 2013 with her version of this song.
B. RJ Cyler was Billy (Blue Ranger) and he was the best one and he also had autism. This is also a cool step forward to have a character that has autism and also be a huge hero. Rj was also amazing in the movie Me and Earl and the Dying Girl check that out. I said this about him in that review. (D. RJ Cyler (Power Rangers NEW) was funny and real and will be a big star one day.)
C. The costumes are a little stiff and I don’t see how you can fight in them but whatever. In the movie they work and are fun. I wouldn’t wear it though.
D. Directed by Dean Israelite (Project Almanac). He did a good job with this movie and it was a fun ride. Now I want to see his other film.
E. The new toys look like complete shit! Just fuckin trash! Throw this shit away.
F. Bill Hader was Alpha 5 and he looked weird as fuck.
G. Elizabeth Banks was cool as Rita Repulsa,
but nobody beats the original Rita though! She is queen!
H. Brian Tyler (The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem, Final Destination 5, Transformers Prime, Thor: The Dark World, Avengers: Age of Ultron) composed this score and his past work is generic and interchangeable at best. The new Power Rangers score had some fun stuff in it. Nothing too amazing though. Take a listen. Some of it sounded like TRON/Stranger Things rip off.
I. They talked about killing so much. It was amazing.
J. That stepped on Bumblebee from the Transformers or at least made a joke about it. I loved that. I would have said the same shit!
K. Here is every opening theme to every Power Rangers show ever. There are so many and so amazing.
L. This poster is neato.