I used to be a fan of the "Power Rangers" TV shows until their quality took a turn for the worse. As such, I wanted the new film to be great, expected it to be horrible, and got something in between.
There are some things that I thought were done well in this film. My favorite part of the film is the dynamic that they establish between the Rangers. The actors all fit well into their roles, and they effectively made the characters feel like a family. I also thought that the comedic relief was very funny, especially that of the character voiced by Bill Hader. Bryan Cranston nailed his role too. I was pleased by the visual elements of the film as a whole, and despite a few poorly done moments, the cinematography and visual effects were pretty good overall.
There were some bad things about the film too. I absolutely hated the antagonist. Elizabeth Banks really overacted in her role. All of the scenes featuring her were poorly done. The aforementioned bad cinematography took place in scenes featuring Elizabeth Banks. I even started giggling in one serious scene because of how badly made it was. I also didn't like how some of the elements of the plot were forced in. However, I would say that the cinematic strengths of the protagonists outweighs the weak antagonist. And of course, the film was predictable, but that really isn't much of an insult in this case, as it could be expected.
So I liked "Power Rangers". It isn't a great film, but it is very enjoyable, and it was definitely better than I had expected. I don't remember much about the series mythology, so I won't evaluate it on that, but it delivered on what I did actually remember.
Big Tuna's Rating: B-
How Did I Watch It?: In theaters.
Had I Seen It Before?: No.
Would I Watch It Again?: Yes.
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