Five Reasons You’ll Love It - July 30, 2017

Power Rangers - Five Reasons You’ll Love It
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Power Rangers - Five Reasons You’ll Love It

Anyone who grew up in the 1990’s can’t fail to remember Power Rangers, they were everywhere.

Power Rangers started out as a children's TV show and was initially called The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. Quickly it became a huge hit, selling millions of dollars worth of merchandise and spawning two Hollywood spin-offs Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie and Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie, and now it gets a big budget reboot.

The movie stars Becky G as Yellow Ranger Trini, Ludi Lin as Black Ranger Zack, Dacre Montgomery as Red Ranger Jason, Naomi Scott as Pink Ranger Kimberly, and RJ Cyler as Blue Ranger Billy, with Elizabeth Banks playing villain Rita Repulsa and Bryan Cranston voicing Zordon.

The movie follows five troubled teenage student outcasts named Zack, Kimberly, Billy, Trini, and Jason, who are chosen by mentor Zordon to become the Power Rangers after learning that their small town of Angel Grove and the world are threatened by an alien force led by Rita Repulsa.

The film hits DVD shelves on July 31st and is available to pre-order on DVD and Blu-Ray on the right-hand side of the page, but we caught an early screening and have rounded up five reasons why you’ll love it...

 

The rangers are all well chosen…

You might have seen Scott or Montgomery in a few things, but this a young, largely unknown and very dynamic cast, full of spark, energy and drive. It’ll be exciting to watch them grow into the roles.

 

The effects are great...

Towering golden monsters, death-defying leaps and falls and one enormous final battle, it’s a hell of a visual spectacle.

 

Elizabeth Banks is having so much fun…

Playing Rita Repulsa must have been a right laugh. She has zero redeeming features, so Banks goes full Disney villain and camps it right up. It’s great to see her in action.

 

Bill Hader and Bryan Cranston are excellent in their supporting roles…

Hader voices wise-cracking robot Alpha 5, while Cranston’s face looms large for much of the film as Zordon, mentor to the rangers and a former Red Ranger himself. Hader adds light and laughs, while Cranston adds a sombre presence. Both are well cast and on good form throughout.

 

There’s plenty of room for more adventures...

The ending is satisfying, but by no means conclusive, we’re set up for plenty more adventures with our brand new rangers.

 

Power Rangers is released on DVD and Blu-Ray on Monday (July 31st) and is available to pre-order here in hmv’s online store.

 

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