Power Rangers Review
24 March 2017
Behind the Scene and other Major Plot Points
Reason for delay of release
Originally scheduled for release on July 22, 2016, Lionsgate delayed the release to January 2017 to allow the film “room to grow.” The date was pushed again to March 24, 2017.
Bryan Cranston, who plays Zordon in the film
previously voiced the monsters Twin Man and Snizzard in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (1993).
The teaser trailer..
generated more than 150 million views in its first 48 hours.
The Power Ranger uniforms..
have been upgraded from spandex armor to an alien crystal that forms around the rangers.
Influence on the film (release date)
The film opened wide in the United States on March 24, 2017. In The Breakfast Club (1985), which the filmmakers call an influence on the film, the students met for detention on March 24, 1984, 33 years earlier.
The Power Morphers in this film
are based on the Power Coins from Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (1993) (a set of coins with animal motif) and the Dino Gems from Power Rangers DinoThunder (2004) (a set of colored jewels that grant superpowers).
The watch that Billy wears
is the watch from Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (1993), which Billy made in that show so that the Rangers can communicate with each other/teleport to Zordon.
Influence on the film
The producers cite Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man films and the teen dramedy The Breakfast Club (1985) as an influence on the film.
Preparation for the role
The Ranger actors worked a lot with their stand doubles for the fighting scenes, and had extensive training prior to shooting and they learned a diverse range of styles.
When Goldar is being constructed from the gold, Rita Repulsa ( Elisabeth Banks ) say the infamous line: Make my monster grow.
Reference to “Transformers movie”
Jason throws a Camaro car, calling it Bumblebee after the heroic Autobot from the “Transformers” live-action films.
Jason and Kimberly
According to actor Dacre Montgomery (Jason) there was more of an emphasis on the romance between Jason and Kimberly in production than what ended up in the film. He suggested there was potential to delve deeper into that aspect of their relationship in future installments
When Rita is defeated by the Megazord,
she is last seen hurling to the moon and she starts to smile. In Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (1993), Rita has her lair on the moon
According to the film novelization,
it takes years for the Rangers to combine their Zords into Megazords. This makes the Megazord formation in the film more meaningful and impressive
RT/Meta Critic Review
A winning and cartoonish coming-of-age tale about supermodel-pretty misfit kids bonding in the belly of an alien spaceship.