Color-coded superheroes hit the big screen

Power Rangers movie review

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"Power Rangers" opened March 24.

Laney Rendon, Staff Writer

When everyone’s little, they have a favorite color. Of course, as we grow older, life gives us more important things to worry about like school or work. Powers Rangers, a concept made for kids and their favorite colors, lets you be a kid again. This movie, although full of better features and way better jokes, gave me the opportunity to be a kid who does have a favorite color again.

In an effort to modernize the memorable franchise for kids of the ‘90s, director Dean Israelite’s Power Rangers hit theaters March 24. The two hour and four minute movie features five ordinary teens who come together at the perfect time of desperation and discovery in hopes of saving their small town and (somehow) the world. In order to come together and save humanity, the teens must overcome their personal life issues. Very much like the 2015 remake of Fantastic Four, the entire movie explains how the characters get their powers to set the scene for the sequel that will eventually come. The movie features actors Naomi Scott as Kimberly Hart, the pink power ranger, Dacre Montgomery as Jason Lee Scott, the red power ranger, Ludi Lin as Zack Taylor, the black power ranger, RJ Cyler as Billy Cranston, the blue ranger, Becky G as Trini Kwan, the yellow ranger, and Elizabeth Banks as Rita Repulsa, ex-green ranger who threatens the small town, Angel-Grove, and the world.

Typically a remake makes you groan, or just simply cringe, but Power Rangers won’t. It was actually really good.