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Power Rangers
(2017)

An awful reboot of an already awful television show!
Before I review the film, lets go back to the beginning of the awful television show.

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers started airing on Fox Kids.

Its true genesis was as an Americanized version of a long running Japanese kids show called Super Sentai which premiered back in 1975.

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (with its bad 1990s haircuts, fashion, and earrings) merged original Japanese footage from two Super Sentai shows called Zyuranger and Dairanger with absolutely horrid American footage that was a bad Saved By The Bell knock off which eventually joined Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles as the latest craze on Fox Kids.

The third season, which ripped off Kakuranger, had the power rangers turned into children and replaced by "ninja" aliens. (Are you kidding me?!)

Fast forward to 2017. Power Rangers has lost most of its former popularity, so greedy plagiarist Haim Saban decides to reboot "his" power rangers (which was never "his" in the first place, it belonged to Toei who originally created Super Sentai/power rangers) the same way Ninja Turtles was "rebooted" for the big screen a couple of years ago.

This time, the new cast is completely dysfunctional and the first 90 minutes are a real DRAG ripping off other teen angst movies so much that many kids will undoubtedly find it BORING. (Which they did in my screening!) Its far more Chronicle/Fant4stic than power rangers.

Elizabeth Banks is the only one doing decent work as the new Rita Repulsa, a former Power Ranger looking to revive her giant monster Goldar.

Even Bryan Cranston is miscast and looks lost here as Zordon!

The ending does finally bring the audience its goofy power rangers (in the last ten minutes!) with even more ridiculous plastic costumes than the cheesy Zyuranger spandex on the old show and bargain basement, combining video game CGI visual effects for the end battle which really DOES looks like another Playstation 2 game.

The word CHEESE cannot describe how eye rolling and preposterous the ending is. (A megazord slap into outer space PUL-EEZZE)!

Not to mention the endless Krispy Kreme references/placements are downright embarrassing.

Do the world a favor watch a far superior comic book movie like Logan instead and save your money!

Power rangers was a HUGE disappointment, its poor box office worldwide proves it. (A sequel is VERY unlikely now!)

A one on a scale of 1-10.

Power Rangers is another box office BOMB for Lionsgate, which was on a roll after the great John Wick sequel.

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
(1993)

Let's be honest, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers was terrible!
Power Rangers is a staple of BAD 1990s television.

Its true genesis was as an Americanized version of a long running Japanese kids show called Super Sentai which premiered back in 1975.

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (with its bad 1990s haircuts, fashion, and earrings) merged original Japanese footage from two Super Sentai shows called Zyuranger and Dairanger with absolutely horrid American footage that was a bad Saved By The Bell knock off which eventually joined Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles as the latest craze on Fox Kids.

The third season, which ripped off Kakuranger, had the power rangers turned into children and replaced by "ninja" aliens. (Are you kidding me?!)

All in all, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, with their 1990s earrings, clothing and one liners, was a childish fad that hasn't aged well at all.

Watch Super Sentai (the real deal) instead, its 1,000,000 times better!

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