So, when I first heard about the big-screen debut of one of my personal childhood favorites – Power Rangers (2017), I was frolicking like a five-year old. But after seeing the negative reviews by critics who had access to early screenings, my excitement died. Power Rangers (2017) is one of the few franchises in the world today that can relate to so many generations of movie lovers. And after seeing the movie most critics considered to be a complete failure, I quite frankly, disagreed…come and beat me!!! With that said, my Buzz Review of Power Rangers (2017) may depart from the opinions of most.
Except you have a problem with colors and talking robots, the Power Rangers (2017) movie is not one to hate. Power Rangers (2017) is a movie with a lot of heart, and a lot of flaws, but the combination of good and bad still made a good movie. The movie was riddled with unforgettable plot holes, yet none of them were significant enough to affect the major plot. It’s quite rare to have lesser known actors play such positive and dynamically interactive roles so beautifully.
Nonetheless, Power Rangers (2017) also suffered from poor character development, and poor justification for roles and actions. There was little or no depth to the villain of the story (Rita Repulsa), specifically leaving out the element of the villain’s motivations. The movie also seemed to suffer from a little bit of indecisiveness as to whether it should be a movie for little kids or adults. Now all these might seem like enough justification to avoid the movie completely, but that’s not all there is to it.
Power Rangers (2017) was also a fast beating heart of fun, adrenaline, and teenage drama. As a critic, I am almost compelled to be worried about the flaws too. However, what most critics seemed to have forgotten is that, the franchise belongs to the kids. And this same franchise has always had plot holes hardwired into the core of the storylines across the TV shows and big screen.
Hence, with strong consideration, that the movie was made for kids who do not care about the major details of villain motivations and character developments, but rather, are compelled by the ability of good to always triumph over evil through hard work, team spirit, love and friendships, I can boldly say the movie did a good job with this. There was a wonderful mesh of light hearted humor delivered by the entire cast, especially RJ Cyler (Blue Ranger) and Ludi Lin (Black Ranger). Dacre Montgomery (Red Ranger), Becky G (Yellow Ranger), Naomi Scott (Pink Ranger) and Bryan Cranston (Zordon) also added their own commendable versions of flare to the big screen. However, this is still not an entirely positive Buzz Review of Power Rangers (2017) majorly because the movie failed to deliver the excellence it represents.
Power Rangers was a movie targeted at a wide audience but ended up satisfying only the younger audience. For a franchise with such history and limelight, this was not enough, but it was still a good shot. Let me know what you think about the Buzz Review of Power Rangers (2017) down in the comments section below.
Buzzers Concensus:(3 / 5)
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Official Synopsis of Power Rangers (2017):
Five ordinary teens must become something extraordinary when they learn that their small town of Angel Grove – and the world – is on the verge of being obliterated by an alien threat. Chosen by destiny, our heroes quickly discover they are the only ones who can save the planet. But to do so, they will have to overcome their real-life issues and before it’s too late, band together as the Power Rangers.
Official Trailer of Power Rangers (2017):