Saban's Power Rangers Reviews

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March 24, 2017
As cash grabs go, this one is delightfully unconcerned with coolness, neither shying away from its chintzy roots nor ironically embracing them.
Top Critic
March 24, 2017
What this Power Rangers does -- unlike the show -- is explore the complexities of our core team: They're imperfect but perfect enough to be selfless and save the world.
March 24, 2017
A winning and cartoonish coming-of-age tale about supermodel-pretty misfit kids bonding in the belly of an alien spaceship.
March 24, 2017
Overall, "Power Rangers" is a sometimes funny but flawed movie full of the action that most people who want to see movies like this crave.
March 24, 2017
A work of soulless indifference.
March 23, 2017
Ultimately, this is a kids'-property superhero movie about teens getting power from ancient aliens and battling someone named Rita Repulsa (Elizabeth Banks, taking large bites of the scenery). The filmmakers do not forget to have fun with it.
March 23, 2017
You brace yourself for the worst with this adaptation of the kids' TV favourite but it's actually rather fun.
March 23, 2017
Be warned. The movie is three quarters over before you see any Zords, Megazords or monsters. On the other hand, I rather liked what the filmmakers gave us instead. Power Rangers is almost literally The Breakfast Club with superpowers.
Top Critic
March 23, 2017
The five Power Rangers are appealing but bland, as if skimmed from a CW casting call, and Israelite stages the action sequences in a chaotic mass of swish-pans and rapid-fire edits, perhaps to hide the daytime special effects.
March 23, 2017
If the Rangers are on the CW, Banks is in a universe of her own, stalking about the small town of Angel Grove in hobo dominatrix gear, dramatically stage whispering, "GOLD," "CRYSTALS" and "KRISPY KREME" to no one in particular.
March 23, 2017
"Saban's Power Rangers" may surpass the original, but for what lesson? The value of teamwork? More likely, of a franchise payoff.
March 23, 2017
Bring Advil, or something stronger. It's morphine time!
March 23, 2017
You can picture the pitch: if you sort-of liked Power Rangers when it was half recycled footage, wait until you see a version that costs over a hundred million dollars!
March 23, 2017
The plot and character developments never reach Marvel-levels of script writing, but they're above average for the B- or C-tier stuff you might expect from this movie.
March 23, 2017
This is the conundrum of Power Rangers: The closer it gets to fantasy spectacle, the less imaginative it becomes.
March 23, 2017
At over two hours... the movie simply takes too long building up toward the inevitable showdown, which pretty quickly devolves into a lot of CGI-enhanced mayhem that has its moments but isn't quite stirring enough to justify the wait.
March 23, 2017
Power Rangers is earnest and it has a good heart. There should be more movies like it, only better-made.
March 23, 2017
At its best "Power Rangers" plays a little like a low-rent "Breakfast Club." Unfortunately it's not always at its best, and when it's not, you get exactly what you'd expect: generic teen hero fare.
March 23, 2017
[A] calculated, derivative attempt to turn a decades-old piece of junk culture into a new pile of box-office cash.
March 22, 2017
[Power Rangers] sets out to be all things to all viewers and winds up achieving considerably less than Josh Trank's unfairly maligned Fantastic Four movie did with a roughly similar plot.
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