‘Power Rangers’ Teaser Trailer: First Look at the 2017 Movie
I can't tell you how excited I am that the official teaser trailer for 2017 live action Power Rangers movie has finally arrived! Growing up, The Power Rangers were all I watched. I had all of the action figures, zords, and weapons. It was what consumed my childhood. When the Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers Movie came out in 1995, I had my parent's to take me to see it at least five times. So when I found out that they were making a reboot, excited was an understatement.
After much anticipation, the first trailer debuted at New York Comic Con during Lionsgate's Power Rangers panel this weekend., The "teaser trailer" reveals the first footage from the action-adventure film, and introduces us to the new Power Rangers: Jason the Red Ranger (Darce Montgomery), Kimberly the Pink Ranger (Naomi Scott), Billy the Blue Ranger (RJ Cyler), Trini the Yellow Ranger (Becky G) and Zack the Black Ranger (Ludi Lin).
As a fan of the original series, I was hoping to see this movie pay homage to it. From what we know about the movie so far, it does. The colors of the rangers, Dino-zords, Zordon ( played by the one and only Bryan Cranston), Alpha 5 (played by Bill Hader), and one of the franchise's most iconic villains, Rita Repulsa—who, played by Elizabeth Banks, makes a sinister appearance to antagonize Trini towards the end of the clip. While we have yet to get our first look at Zordon, Alpha 5, and the Dino-Zords, more will be revealed sooner rather than later according to the film's director. Not only that, but he also announced that Rita's number one henchman, Goldar will be in the film as well. With all of those facts, I was not let down with the trailer.
While the trailer doesn't exactly show the Rangers in their iconic power suits, it does give fans a brief tease at the very end, with Jason the Red Ranger's suit seeming to digitally materialize around him. This is one reason why the film is different from the series. Another difference, in which I like, is that this movie seems to be a darker, less cartoony adaptation. That is good because the people who are most excited about the movie are the ones who grew up on the original. The key words there are "grew up". We are adults now, so we want something that we can dig our teeth into.
The only thing that I will say negative about the film is that it looks like it has a feel similar to the movie Chronicle. I want to say that I don't like it, but then again, maybe that is what this film needs. Time will tell, as Power Rangers opens in theaters on March 24, 2017. We will surely learn more about the movie in the upcoming months ahead. I, for one will continue to eagerly await more updates from the film and, of course, I will be there opening night to see it for sure!