Lately it seems like Nostalgia is the most popular form of entertainment. We had another box office weekend where Beauty & The Beast took home top honours, and both Chips and Power Rangers were released (Both popular TV shows, one being an absolute phenomenon).
Power Rangers was something A
WFUL. 5 Moody Teenagers band together to make up one of the great super groups of the ninety’s (And no I’m not talking about U2). The movie begins with star quarterback Jason (played by the Aussie version of Zac Efron) running away from cops and making bad choices. Fast forward and he’s in detention, on a Saturday with a band of misfits. This is where the movie becomes the breakfast club. You had a jock, a nerd, a bully, a cheerleader.. Wow! But, eventually these kids make nice and work together to find their Power Coins then become the Power Rangers!
I shouldn’t slam it that much though, I was smiling a lot throughout the film as it was one of my favourite Television shows when it debuted in 1993. I can still remember getting home after school and singing along to the theme song at the top of my lungs. This film brings both old, and new together while paying homage to some of the great teenage angst films of the past.
Without giving much away, you will leave this movie wanting to watch the original Power Rangers television show, and you will DEFINITELY have a hankering for some Krispy Kreme Doughnuts.
Keppler 2017 – 3 K’s out of 5
8 Year old Keppler – 5 K’s out of 5
- Bryan Cranston as Zordon is awesome.
- Bill Hader brings fresh life into the most annoying character from the original tv show Alpha 5.
- Billy Cranston (Blue Ranger) was actually named after Bryan Cranston as he did voice a lot of characters in the 90’s TV program.
- It was filmed in Canada! (Steveston area close to White Rock B.C)
- The First Power Rangers movie to garner a PG-13 Rating.
- Landmark Cinemas Spruce Grove has amazing popcorn
P.S – Please don’t bring your child if they are under the age of 8, it will cause some serious nightmares. We went to the 9:10 showing on Friday night, there were two kids making noise, which wasn’t a problem but there were some scary moments!