Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Movie Review: Power Rangers (2017)

The first blockbuster film to feature LGBTQ & autistic superheroes

Aloha!
Half way through the week & it's #WednesdayWisdom
And after watching this movie, I had no doubt that it deserved the feature.

Movie Review:
"A group of high-school students, who are infused with unique superpowers,harness their abilities in order to save the world."


This year has dished out two surprising & EPIC movies for me. Logan & Power Rangers 2017.
Both blew my mind in that it surpassed my wildest expectations or rather superseded any that I had going in. I LOVE LOVED them so much, I can't contain my inner fan boy.
Both took previous franchise lore & movies then turned them upside down in a total reboot that was sincere, deep & emotional in unexpected ways.

Logan has become my All time favorite Marvel Movie so far & Power Rangers is my favorite movie of the year so far. What a brilliant combo.

This is a REBOOT. A completely new story, just like director said. This is the first movie in a new superhero franchise, and it needs to have a focus on the story and its characters, not on battles and morphing sequences. It's made for everybody except kids, because it's dark and much more serious than the TV show which was made mostly for kids. We have five teenagers and each of them has his own issues he needs to solve himself in order to become a hero (Power Ranger) and save the world. Every next situation in the movie makes our heroes closer to each other and stronger as a team.

I personally enjoyed watching this movie because it is dark, amazing, emotional, funny(of course not that much like the TV show), and has AWESOME introduction to the whole story and its main characters. I can only imagine what's planned for the sequel. CAN'T WAIT FOR THAT!!! #GO #GO #POWER #RANGERS

What my best bro enjoyed in this movie had that previous incarnations did not have:
  • That even though they were chosen, it was never expected that they would be so young/teenagers
  • They don't automatically know martial arts and have to train to become power rangers
  • More focus placed on lesser known characters like the yellow, blue & black rangers
My women crush wednesday has got to be Becky G!
Aka Trinity - The Yellow Ranger
In the movie her character is super feisty, does heavy metal yoga on a mountain top! & even takes on Rita Repulsa solo without caving in!

She's got a very different body type than the social norm of "hotness" which I crush so much.

She also plays a character who is questioning her sexual orientation.







The movie is very character driven, which was the most surprising for me because in others like spiderman, the origin story can get very boring. But they melded it quite awesomely in this rendition.
My favorite change has Got to be that they have powers Outside of the suits! 
They have super strength & super endurance. Which means things like climbing up mountains with their bare hands & jumping across vast ledges make for an entertaining watch. Heck it's what I would do if I had those powers.

There are such deep & touching moments involving each character that I'm sure many of us can relate to. Like the kid who gets picked on in school, the once popular now reject over a bad decision/s, the kid who has to take care of a sick family member on their own, the misunderstood antisocial one who is struggling with inner demons and coming to terms with who they were always meant to be. Geez, it tugs at your heart strings and makes you want to give each of em a hug and say "I can totally understand what you're going through." You watch it hoping that their journey will help inspire you with yours.

Their struggle to become a TRUE team is what really galvanizes the storyline of the movie. And by the time you see the above scene...TOTAL goosebumps #nerdgasm

My Power Rangers PJ's
My fandom stretches way way WAY back, it was honestly one of the most exciting times of my childhood. I was all about Power Rangers back then and it's stuck with me through all this passage of time.

Personal Movie Rating: 10/10!

It's a bold statement I know but one of the best things about a "personal" rating is that the decision is mine alone lol & I wholeheartedly believe in this AMAZING movie. Here's a small background into any of my "qualifications" you might need to see to believe this rating.





GO GO WATCH IT NOW! Heres the Trailer

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27 comments:

  1. I am not sure about the Power Rangers movie, but I definitely want to see Logan. I love me some Wolverine.

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  3. Omw, I reeeeeeeaaaaalllllyyy need to watch it!! Been wanting to see it since the trailer was released but never had the chance so far. Great pic! I bet lil Ricoh would pretend to be a power ranger! :D

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  4. Wow! I didn't know that! I planned on seeing Power Rangers as soon as it came out!

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  5. I love they are doing this, I work in education and it is important that children see this in a positive light.

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  6. I'm not sure about this. I still remember the original Power Rangers from when I was a kid. I don't want to spoil those memories with a remake.

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  7. I'm so glad the movie has someone with autism in it. My son has autism. I haven't seen the reboot yet, but my daughter was telling me that Becky G was in it. I was all, "Who the heck is that?"

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  8. I am so needing to see this. I was a HUGE fan of the show as a kid, posters and everything lol. No lie, I had the biggest crush on Tommy haha.

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  9. Looks like a great movies. I know my kids will love it!

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  10. I remember watching the show as a kid and LOVING it! I'm looking forward to seeing the movie too, not only for nostalgia, but also for the new value being infused into the story.

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  11. That's awesome you give it a 10/10! I love that it features some people who might not always get represented in media.

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  12. No doubt that these are two great movies that will make you emotional. Logan is incredible, it's not as dark as the comic it was derived from (Old Man Logan) but it was dark enough to drive you to tears. I'm pretty sure the kids of the 90s will be looking forward to the Power Rangers of today.

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  13. My brother used to drive me insane with power rangers every Saturday morning we just had to watch! But seeing the trailer as brought back old memories, memories of actually sneakily loving it and recreating battle scenes in our living room and our mother shouting at us as we were jumping off the sofa. Secretly I'm glad I've nephews as I'll know what we will be watching this weekend x

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  14. It's cool that you enjoyed both of these movies. I haven't seen Power Rangers but I'm sure it will bring back so many memories to those who loved it ever since.

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  15. I've chose Beauty and the Beast, while Power Ranger was in the other cinema. Quite interesting and nice plot. I'll watch it this weekend :)

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  16. This isn't something I would have thought of watching but I definitely think I'm going to give it a go after reading this!

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  17. I really do want to see this movie. It looked like it was fun. I know that some of the critics did not like it but I think you may have convinced me that it's definitely worth going to see.

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  18. Would definitely watch that movie! I am sure my boyfriend will enjoy it a lot!

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  19. I had no idea that there was a power rangers movie but it is great that it had a good storyline. I watched Logan the other day it was great xx

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  20. I also remember watching the Power Rangers as kids, so it will be interesting to see it now with all the advances in technology and a bigger budget.

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  21. I am so excited for both of these movies! I was a huge Power Rangers fan when I was a kid. I remember one year, the pink Power Ranger costume was so popular, it was sold out everywhere! It was one of my favorite shows :)

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  22. I was not really interested in seeing this movie but after reading your post I am rethinking it! Sounds like such a good movie!

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  23. The Power Rangers .. not that's a throw-back. I haven't thought about them since I was a kid. Defiantly passing your post along to my husband .. he's the movie buff at our house and I know this is something he'd love!

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  24. I remembered watching power ranges when I was younger. Can't wait to see this new movie! I know my son is going to like it. Thanks for doing this review.

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  25. Omg i was obsessed with the power rangers when I was a kid!!!! I definitely need to see this movie!!! Sounds pretty epic!!!

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  26. I have yet to see these two films but I'm hearing great things. I love power rangers so I'm so going to be seeing that movie. I love that adult/darker feel.

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  27. how awesome is that! Logan was already on my to-see-list, but the new Power Rangers were not, now that has changed. Thanks for pointing this out! Yay for diversity! Blessings!

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