Power Rangers (2015)
Power Rangers review:
Power Rangers is amazing film by unapologetically R-rated, ferociously violent, action & crime cinema producer Adi Shankar. He brings another classic to online video universe – his violent, gritty take on “Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers”. Children time is over. All the generation of 90 are mature and see their heroes fighting realistically would complete the saga of the Power Rangers of our lives. Power/Rangers (2015) is more about the characters, in an attempt to make a dark version of somewhat beloved source material, so don’t expect any giant monster fights. It is not a reboot, rather a complete re-imagining of the idea of “Power Rangers”. The creator and owner of the “Power Rangers” franchise, Haim Saban, got angry and ended up having this film taken down from Youtube. Now it’s available againg, for your viewing pleasure.
This is a compelling, not to mention badass, gritty take on the franchise so many of us grew up with. It manages to fit in a ton of the aspects, characters and conflicts, without it feeling rushed or overstocked. Heck, each of our well-cast main rangers get credible follow-ups and at least some closure. Well, poor Trini is merely a still as we see her funeral, so, all except for her. We even get a few *awesome* fight scenes. Twists, solid dialog, great acting and incredible production values. Quality CG, well-integrated and not flashy. There is a lot of brutal, bloody violence and disturbing content in this. I recommend this to every fan of the series who wants this kind of reimagining.
Directed by Joseph Kahn
Starring Katee Sackhoff, James Van Der Beek, Russ Bain