OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG!!! I feel about 10 again! We have our first Trailer for the live action Power Ranger movie!!!!! It was only a matter of time before we got to see some footage, and the sheer volume of promotional images being released over the past few weeks has only increased the hype!
Before I go into meltdown, have a look at the trailer below. it will give me a chance to calm down!
Now that I’ve had a chance to breathe I can let my rational brain kick in. It looks like a modern take on the original Power Ranger series. And with that it has already succeeded. It looks to have corrected some of the issues of the show. Instead of having all the the rangers be the most popular kids in school and be experts in martial arts or acrobatics, the group are misfits, rebels and appear to meet up during detention.
The Power coins they find during a ‘Chronicle’ style expedition grant them abilities even out of their armour, super strength and durability are on display but we don’t get a proper look at the suit yet (other than in all the posters we have seen so far).
The trailer focuses on the characters before they become Rangers and gives nothing about the plot away. No Zordon, no Zords, only a brief glimpse of Rita, who mentions she has killed Rangers before! I’m sure we will get a full length trailer soon that will show more.
Don’t get me wrong I’m not saying this film will be fantastic but it genuinely looks like one I’m going to enjoy. It looks fun and as long as they can get the action side of things right I’ll be happy. The next trailer needs to show the Rangers in action, potentially in an abandoned quarry with some extreme head movements to display communication and some exploding grass! Too much? Ok just some awesome combat then!
All that’s left to say is….IT’S MORPHIN TIME!!!!!!