There’s a lot that can go wrong with this Power Rangers adaptation. While the prospect certainly screams money — as the series has been going for for over twenty years at this point — it’s also one that’s easy to mess up. Lean too much on the style of the actual show, and it’ll appeal to no one but young audiences. Lean too far into the dark and brooding aspect, and you end up with something that only appeals to adults (and who knows if those adults would even have nostalgia for a film that hardly resembles the series on which it was based).
It was a tough job for anyone to take on, and for all we know, it could still end up a massive failure, but they seem to be hitting all the right notes based on all the trailers so far. This trend continues with another clip from the film. In it, we get to see the Black Ranger, Zach, attempting to pilot his multi-legged Mastodon Zord, mostly unsuccessfully.
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However, the coolest thing I took away from this clip is that we got our first extended look at the way Command Center assistant Alpha 5 walks and talks. He even manages to spout his catchphrase from the show, “Aye yi yi yi yi!”
Check it out below!
The official synopsis for Power Rangers is below:
“Five ordinary teens must become something extraordinary when they learn that their small town of Angel Grove - and the world - is on the verge of being obliterated by an alien threat. Chosen by destiny, our heroes quickly discover they are the only ones who can save the planet. But to do so, they will have to overcome their real-life issues and before it's too late, band together as the Power Rangers.”
What did you think of this latest clip? Is Power Rangers ending up as exciting and fun as you’d hoped? Let us know your thoughts down below!
Power Rangers hits theaters on March 24, 2017.
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