Power Rangers is a more serious take on the patched together kids’ show that gained a huge following in the ‘90s. More serious doesn’t mean Batman serious – more like Iron Man Lite.
It’s fun if you don’t go in with much in the way of expectations – and it checks off a laundry list of diversity requirements: there’s a black kid and an Hispanic kid and an Asian kid, and a kid ‘on the spectrum,’ and a mean girl, and a gay kid, and forty-percent of the team is female (one way the original series was ahead of its time – it’s good to see that stay intact).
The first trailer for Power Rangers looked pretty cool – as a straightforward superhero origin story – but it did lack humor.
The new trailer (after the break) rectifies that to some degree. It’s not the over-the-top camp humor of the various incarnations of the TV series, but it suggests that the film hasn’t totally forsaken its TV roots.
While we’re waiting for John Wick Chapter 2, Lionsgate has kindly put together a supercut from John Wick – John Wick Chapter One: Symphony of Violence. It showcases some of the great action/violence from the first film set to the 1812 Overture.
Not for the faint-hearted. Check it out after the break. John Wick: Chapter 2 opens on February 10th.
In The Whole Truth, Mike Lassiter (Gabriel Basso) is charged with murdering the wealthy Boone Lassiter (Jim Belushi), his father. Family friend and defense attorney Richard Ramsay (Keanu Reeves) takes on this personal case when he swears to his widowed friend, Loretta Lassiter (Renée Zellweger), that he will keep her son Mike out of prison. Together with new colleague Janelle (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), Ramsey reveals the dark side of Boone to the court and they fight to reveal the whole truth about Mike’s innocence. Of course, uncovering the truth is not as easy as it seems. Directed by Oscar nominated director Courtney Hunt and written by Rafael Jackson, we realize that uncovering the truth is not as easy as it seems. Check out incredible interview with director Courtney Hunt as she chats about compelling film The Whole Truth that opened in theaters today and available On Demand now.
The first trailer for Saban’s Power Rangers was screened today at New York Comic-Con 2016. It is a lot less cheesy than I was expecting – though there are some familiar moments that seem pretty traditional for superhero movies.