March is a month of hype. After we have Logan and Beauty and the Beast, another film huge fan base and long history hits the big screen. Yeah. We have been teased with the trailers and posters months before it released, and now Power Rangers‘ ticket is right in my hand! Wow. I can’t hide my excitement. It has been one of my favorite TV shows during my childhood. And now, I will watch the film any time soon.
The film starts when the Rita Repulsa, the former Green Ranger betrayed Zeo Crystal from the Cenozoic Era. In the last effort to defeat her, Zordon the Red Ranger took the Power Coins and hid them. He ordered his android assistant, Alpha 5.0 to kill him and send Repulsa to the depth of Ocean. Million years later, Jason Lee Scott, a star quarter back of his school is suspended because of a punishment. Also, he had to spend his Saturday in detention. In his first day, he met autistic student Billy Cranston. He later made friend with him since he defended Billy from a bully. In the other hand, the cheerleader Kimberly Hart was also in detention. At one time, Jason and Billy saw Kimberly diving into a lake near the mine. Their other school friends, Zack Taylor and Trini Kwan also were hanging out there. Together, they discovered a Power Coins, and they each take one. On the other day, all five woke up with increased strength, speed, and endurance.
All five went back to the mine after school to find out what happen to them. There, they found an ancient starship and Alpha 5. Alpha 5 took them to the chamber and talk to Zordon’s consciousness. He told the five that they have 11 days before Repulsa got her full strength. If she did, Repulsa would find Zeo Crystal and use it to destroy life on earth. Zordon then put Jason, Billy, Zack, Kimberley and Trini in intense training. However, they still cannot to morph into battle armor. Elsewhere, Jason’s father found Repulsa’s body with Green Power Coin in her hand. He notified the cops but all of sudden Repulsa rose back and killed them. She gathered every gold in her sight to raise Goldar. In another night, Repulsa attacked Trini in her home. She forced Trini to bring the other to the dock. The team headed there but they were apprehended. Billy revealed that he found Zeo Crystal but Rita killed him. Zordon revived him and all five morphed into their battle armor. Repulsa then formed Goldar and raised an army to attack the entire town. After the Rangers took down the Putties, they summoned their Zords which combined into the Megazord. Repulsa merged with Goldar but it wasn’t enough to defeat the Rangers and the Megazord.
I just wanna say “Wow, they did it!” I am very like Power Rangers. What I watched on TV in my childhood is now evolved to be more adult and darker, in a good way. The story is much more complex than in the series. The film trying to explore the life of the core team. Power Rangers offer an action scenes, humorous dialogues and fun. The drawback is Elizabeth Banks really covered up the core Rangers. Also, people who never watched the TV series before will lack of enthusiasm watching it. But, if grew up with the Rangers like me, it is a well-produced film to watch.
Producers : Haim Saban, Brian Casentini, Marty Bowen, Wyck Godfrey
Directors : Dean Israelite
Writers : John Gatins
Starring : Dacre Montgomery, Naomi Scott, RJ Cyler, Becky G, Ludi Lin, Bill Hader, Bryan Cranston, Elizabeth Banks