"High school outcasts stumble upon an old alien ship, where they acquire superpowers and are dubbed the Power Rangers. Learning that an old enemy of the previous generation has returned to exact vegenance, the group must harness their powers and use them to work together and save the world."
Movie type: Action Adventure Sci-Fi - This is a lavish, effects-heavy update/reboot of the long-running children's science fiction adventure television series, but the appeal of this film goes beyond that demographic to a more general superhero action movie audience. As such, unlike the TV series, the film is not as friendly to the very young, and parental discretion is advised due to some language, disturbing imagery, teen drinking, as well as one of the teen heroes identifying as gay. The target audience is younger adults in general.
Director: Dean Israelite
Script: John Gatins, Shuki Levy, Haim Saban, Matt Sazama, Burk Sharpless
Starring: Rita Repulsa - Elizabeth Banks, Trini / Yellow Ranger - Becky G., Zack / Black Ranger - Ludi Lin
Length: 2 hr. 4 min.
Roger Ebert: “Above Average - Loud, trashy, sweet and weird, the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers reboot "Power Rangersâ is not merely an ideal film for rambunctious and undemanding 12-year olds, it actually sees the world through their eyes.”
USA Today: “Average - Anybody who screamed "Go, go, Power Rangers” as a kid will find all their favorite things still here, and the movie is a serviceable introduction to a new generation who want to check out cinematic superheroes without Marvel in the credits.”
Slant Magazine: “Below Average The film is so concerned with launching a mature teen-targeted franchise that it often forgets to have some fun.”