– by Drew Carlton

It’s here, folks! The second trailer for the anticipated Power Rangers movie is here! Yes, the first trailer was all kinds of exciting, but it was hard not to have that excitement tempered by the terrible images we’ve had for the Zords, the rangers, and pretty much everything in between. We knew that this trailer would likely sway hardcore fans…but what about everyone else?

I must admit, I am a little bit out of the age range to have watched Power Rangers as a youth. I was more focused on finding ways to break into dad’s liquor cabinet and GIRLS at that time. So this is a total outsider’s perspective on how I perceive this franchise. So what is my overall opinion?

Bloody AWESOME! I was not expecting something with a story that I would enjoy, and I for sure was not thinking the visual effects would be this enthralling. After I watched the first trailer I had a fair level of excitement, but in seeing trailer 2, it has been amped up to 11. There are a couple of “beings” in the trailer that I know the true fans were curious about how they would look and act.


So a Zord is an assault vehicle that Power Rangers typically pilot, and some can transform into the legendary Megazord. To me this feels like a combination between the Voltron Lions and the Transformers‘ Devastator. Either way, they do look pretty cool (much better than what I can barely remember from the TV series), and the massive Megazord they create at the end, unfortunately look better than anything I have seen in the Transformers films.


Instantly, when I learned that Bryan Cranston was voicing the gigantic face, I knew there would be some level of genius to the character. But how does it look and feel? It appears on a gigantic 3D monitor, and makes me think of the result if Max Headroom put his face into a Toysmith Classic Pin Art. (Remember those toys you could place your face in and get a3d pin model as a result?) He seems to be a good guy, but it is unclear what his motivation actually is, and if his altruistic nature is on par with humanity’s moral views.


Now this is a cool looking villain, and apparently she has a long history with Zordon. The very first thing I noticed is that she is dressed in all green. Could she be the Green Power Ranger that turned evil, killed Zordon only to create a digital version of him? That’s the buzz going around, and it would make for a cool story. Regardless, she looks full hellbent on destroying everything with her rock-like creations, and I think she is a good starting point for future villains to come in the likely sequels.


Now this guy I remember. I always thought of him as an orc in a gold powersuit with wings. It looks like in this movie that he is a human operating a huge robot made of full gold to go to battle with the Megazord, likely near the conclusion of the film. Or maybe he is simply a creation like Rita’s other rock monsters. I think it looks pretty cool, but I would have rather seen the green-faced version from the TV show.


The comic relief. He is Zordon’s helper-bot and helms the command center of the Power Ranger’s base. He is a smaller robot, much like the Transformer’s Wheelie, and will be voiced by the very funny Bill Hader. A definite upgrade for the original, and while we only get about 2-3 seconds of him, it gives us a pretty good idea of his look and role in the film.

What did you think of the Power Rangers trailer? Let us know in the comments down below!

The official synopsis for Power Rangers is as follows:

“Saban’s Power Rangers follows five ordinary teens who 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 on 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.”

Power Rangers hits theaters on March 24, 2017!

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SOURCE: Lionsgate