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Power Rangers 2017 review

The Power Rangers movie was surprisingly thoughtful, spending most of the first two acts delivering well-developed characters and history of the characters. I can only presume that after movies like Marvel properties, Pacific Rim, and other like films, they saw the way paved to take a swing at making this film.

Saban’s Power Rangers franchise finally got more into the story than the karate-wielding action with this latest chapter or effort to reboot the franchise.

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Directed by relative new-comer Dean Israelite, off a screenplay written by John Gatins, whose writing resume includes Real Steel, Flight, Kong: Skull Island and the upcoming Real Steel 2.

It stars Dacre Montgomery (Stranger Things), Naomi Scott (Terra Nova), RJ Cyler, Ludi Lin and Becky G., with Elizabeth Banks (Modern Family, The Hunger Games) as the evil Rita and Bryan Cranston (Super Mansion, Sneaky Pete, Breaking Bad) as Zordon.

When I went into the theater to watch Power Rangers, to be honest, I was not expecting much. The generic reviews for the film (47% Rotten Tomatoes) left me disinterested, but my nephew was visiting and I had the perfect excuse.

And I’m glad I did.

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Wondering if The Hunger Games is as fans expect it to be? Will it track as close to the book as you hoped, or were there some creative additives to the story?

Josh Hutcherson and Jennifer Lawrence in The Hunger Games (movie review)

The answer is yes. A wonderful yes. Come on in and find out what Brusimm has to say in this Hunger Games movie review.

The Hunger Games, directed by Gary Ross, and starring Jennifer Lawrence (Katniss), Josh Hutcherson (Peeta), Stanley Tucci (Caesar Flickerman), Elizabeth Banks (Effie Trinket), Woody Harrelson (Haymitch) and more, is based on the book series of the same name, authored by Suzanne Collins.

It’s about a future world where the Capitol of Panem selects a boy and girl from the twelve districts of Panem to fight to the death on live television, as the Capitol shows or demonstrates their superiority over the districts. A reminder of the war fought, and lost, by the districts.

It has a run-time of two hours and twenty-two minutes.

The Hunger Games opens with much like the book does, as we get a sample of Katniss Everdeen’s (Lawrence) life in District 12, as she goes off to meet her friend, Gale (Liam Hemsworth), in restricted territory where district citizens aren’t allowed. But it’s how they get the extra food they need to survive.

Today is the day of the reaping, when the Capitol sends their representatives to pick one girl and one boy to participate in the Hunger Games. When Katniss’ little sister, Primrose (Willow Shields), is chosen, Katniss volunteers to save her from the games.

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Seats Available Soon and Other Panem News for The Hunger Games!

January 30, 2012

Ah, with The Hunger Games quickly approaching our own movie theaters, on March 23, 2012, the viral campaign is marching forward. And it’s pretty entertaining actually.

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The Hunger Games First Movie Trailer, Explained…

November 17, 2011

Lionsgate released the first movie trailer for what I am calling a highly anticipated movie, The Hunger Games. I don’t know about you, but I am…

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The Hunger Games First Must-See Full Length Movie Trailer is Out

November 14, 2011

The first movie trailer for The Hunger Games is finally here! And it’s rather fulfilling…

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The Uninvited A Terse Review & a Waste of A Great Twist

January 9, 2011

The Uninvited A Terse Review & a Waste of A Great Twist

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