Saban’s Power Rangers Movie Review

From L to R: Naomi Scott as "Kimberly," RJ Cyler as "Billy," Dacre Montgomery as "Jason," Ludi Lin as "Zack" and Becky G as "Trini" in SABAN'S POWER RANGERS. Photo credit: Kimberley French.

The Power Rangers are back on the big screen and this time they’re getting a whole new look.

Saban’s Power Rangers gives new life to the franchise you grew up loving from the 90s. The film follows five unlikely heroes – Jason the former star quarterback who has had some trouble with the law, Kimberly the former queen bee of the school, Trini the new mysterious girl, Billy the smart one and Zack the loner. These five end up coming together thanks to an accident to become what we know today as the Power Rangers. They must battle the evil Rita Repulsa and Goldar to save Angel Grove. Along the way, they learn to trust each other and harness their powers thanks to Zordon and Alpha 5.

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The film is nothing new in a sense. You know the framework for the Power Rangers story and if you’ve seen The Breakfast Club, just meld those together. The movie gives backstory on how Zordon and Rita used to be Power Rangers themselves and the way these new rangers morph is not what you’re probably used to. The movie isn’t perfect, but it’s fun and it will very much seem relatable in a sense to teens out there today. Ultimately though, it brings a good mix of nostalgia and newness to make for an enjoyable ride in the theater.

To see our full review, check out the video above. Saban’s Power Rangers opens in theaters March 24, 2017.