“A bull has only one udder, and it’s not an udder!”– Jason Scott
It’s Morphing Time
Wow. I had such low hopes for this film. I grew up in on the cusp of the original MMPR’s target audience, but I remember watching the first season every morning before school with my sister. We were hooked. This film takes that campy American/Japanese mash up and creates a franchise that’s worth investing in.
- The characterization of Billy is awesome and amazing, not something you usually see in a superhero film.
- It interestingly acknowledged its genre-film brethren like Spider-Man, Iron Man and Transformers.
- The added back story of Zordon and his first plan to stop Rita was interesting and helped cultivate the relationship between him and Jason.
- I really wanted to hear the role call when they finally morphed.
- I wish we really saw the assembly of the Megazord.
- Why does gold revitalizes Rita?
- Where was the “Putties… Attack!” line?
- I’m glad they didn’t end Rita’s story here. The villain paired with the origin story usually gets underdeveloped, so this allows the character to return with more to do next time.
- I enjoyed the tie in and reimagining of the Zeo crystal.
- How much money Krispy Kreme paid to probably out bid Dunkin and Starbucks is beyond me, but it created an enjoyable on going gag.
- I thought I wouldn’t enjoy this incarnation of Alpha 5, but it fit well with the tone of the movie.
- Who is the intended audience of this movie? The language and some of the humor definitely define it as PG-13, but aren’t most Power Rangers fans under 10?
- There could have been more time with the Rangers finally morphed before they called the Zords.
- Why was Zordon surprisingly silent during the entire final battle?
- The Go Go Power Rangers theme could have actually been woven into the score more, which I liked overall.
- The theme of coming together and being a team is appropriate and carried well throughout.
- Second time this week. This film is PG-13. It has languages and scenarios not fit for a five-year-old. Please, please, please do your research before deciding if you should show a film to your kids. The internet makes this process easier than ever before. Use the tools at your disposal!
As I said, I didn’t have high expectations, but when I started to hear fans say they enjoyed this film, I wanted to check it out. So I went and I wasn’t disappointed. Sure, there are some things I wish it did better, but this still is a film for fans to go and see. It’s a film with heart that you won’t expect and a message that’s important in this era of separation.
3.5 / 5
What did you think of Power Rangers? Do you agree with my thoughts? Did you have a different experience? Share what’s on your mind in the comments below and let’s discuss.