Power Rangers 2017 Review – Chris Stuckmann

Chris Stuckmann reviews Power Rangers.

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6 Comments on "Power Rangers 2017 Review – Chris Stuckmann"

happymel
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I got my tickets for this movie about two weeks ago. I’m really hoping that I’ll like it. If nothing else, it sounds like I’ll like Elizabeth Banks. I also like slow-mo so I don’t think that will be a problem. I’m also concerned that there isn’t much action. It sounds like I won’t like the grittier parts.

TragicGuineaPig
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The problem as I see it: they should have just gone with the tone of the original show. We already have too many “gritty realistic” interpretations of nostalgic franchises: Transformers, TMNT, G.I. Joe, and even the DC movies. Why does everything need to be gritty and realistic?

Got to love how Batman appears to have an army of hobbit-sized Sailor Scouts.

Chicken Puppet
Guest

I agree and I was thinking the same thing when he mentioned the inconsistent tone. Power Rangers was a little after my time to enjoy them as a child, but as a young teen I was aware of them. It was totally silly, big, action fun.

I keep hearing how the stuff from the 80s and 90s was too silly for today’s sophisticated kids, but all they really seem to do is toss in some moments that ape serious movies and make the special effects more expensive. It comes out being neither a campy, fun romp or a serious action film.

TragicGuineaPig
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The thing is, we already have a gritty realistic interpretation of the Power Rangers: it was called Pacific Rim.

Chicken Puppet
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Glad the director at least tried to put some character into the characters so we didn’t get another Megan Fox or Shia LeBouff thing like Transformers.

Veran
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What I remember of the Power Rangers: they were always in a quarry fighting someone, then a fiery explosion erupted from somewhere.

Oddly, didn’t appeal to teenage me.

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