[Spoiler-Free] Review: Saban’s Power Rangers (2017)

The Zords are summoned to take on Goldar © LIONSGATE

When the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers TV series began broadcasting in 1993, it was a television phenomenon that launched a still-running media franchise seen around the world. The showrunners of the original series probably didn’t expect to create pop culture history, but by virtue of how different their show was from children’s programming of that era, audiences lapped it up and its influence will still be seen for some time to come.

Saban’s Power Rangers adapts the original series’ teenage-pals-defeat-evil-with-explosions-and-self-discovery-premise for contemporary audiences by giving the main cast issues relevant to the Snapchat generation to deal with. Set in a suburban town, five misfit teenagers who share the same detention class make a cosmic discovery that simultaneously trivialises and solves their individual problems.

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Five Greatest Power Ranger Moments

With Dean Israelite’s reboot looming over our heads (only 15 more days!!!), it is certainly an appropriate time to celebrate the legacy of Power Rangers.

Clocking in at over 830 episodes over 24 years, the series at its best has delivered some absolutely breathtaking displays of heroism that would put even Captain America to shame, and occasionally, sombre defeats for the heroes that have shocked generations of young viewers into tears.

In this article, we hunt down five such moments, good and bad, that have defined Power Rangers as a genre and sometimes, set it apart from the original Super Sentai source material.

Also, find out how you can win tickets to the Singapore gala premiere of Saban’s POWER RANGERS over at our Facebook page (Singapore residents only).

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Power Rangers Official Trailer – It’s Morphin Time!

#ItsMorphinTime! ⚡ Watch the NEW official #PowerRangersMovie trailer now – In theaters March 24.

Posted by Power Rangers Movie on Thursday, 19 January 2017

The new SABAN’S POWER RANGERS trailer makes me happy.

I didn’t exactly fall into the camp which disliked the previous trailer, in fact I quite liked its tone and the way it was shot. However, there was a slight worry that the characters and the action scenes might fall short of what Power Rangers is supposed to be. The new trailer changes all that.

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