While we’ve seen a trailer for Power Rangers already, there wasn’t exactly a huge amount to it. We got introduced to all the characters, and saw them gain the powers and experiment with them a bit, but it all looked a bit familiar. Max Landis griped about it being looking eerily similar to Chronicle, and to be fair he had a point.
We’re happy to report that this new trailer is a whole new kettle of fish altogether. Switching out the more conventional trailer music for the audio boom of Kanye West’s ‘Power’, this is exactly what we want from a Power Raners: zords, battles with the puttys (who look more like rock monsters here, but hey ho), and Angel Grove getting destroyed for the umpteenth time.
We’re still not sold on the new designs for Zordon, Alpha 5 or Rita, but bearing in mind the considerable talents of Bryan Cranston, Bill Hader and Elizabeth Banks, we’re sure it won’t matter. With the undercurrent of self-depracating humour running throughout, we’re feeling a lot more optimistic about this now than we were previously.
Anyway, you can check out the new trailer and read the official synopsis for Power Rangers below:
Saban’s Power Rangers follows five ordinary high school kids 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 that they are the only ones who can save the planet. But to do so they will have to overcome their real-life issues and band together as the Power Rangers before it is too late.
The movie stars Naomi Scott, Becky G, Dacre Montgomery, Ludi Lin and RJ Cyler as the five leads, with Elizabeth Banks as Rita Repulsa, Bryan Cranston as Zordon and Bill Hader as Alpha 5. Dean Israelite is directing from a script penned by John Gatins, Matt Sazama, Burk Sharpless, Michele Mulroney and Kieran Mulroney.
Power Rangers will be released in cinemas on 24 March 2017. For all the latest movie news, pick up the new issue of SciFiNow.