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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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