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.
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.
Saban Brands and Gallery Nucleus will debut the Power Rangers Official Tribute Exhibition in conjunction with BOOM! Studios in celebration of its new Mighty Morphin Power Rangers comic.
The exhibit – which will include brand new tribute art as well as production art from the original series – will run from January 16th – 31st at Gallery Nucleus in Alhambra, California. Details follow the jump.