Power Rangers (2017) Tuesday, 31 March 2020

Power Rangers (2017)

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    M: Mature themes and science fiction violence.

  • The pitch:

    Protects the light.

  • Starring:

    Dacre Montgomery, Naomi Scott, RJ Cyler, Ludi Lin, Becky G., Elizabeth Banks, Bryan Cranston, Bill Hader

  • Directed by:

    Dean Israelite

  • Running time:

    124 minutes

  • Rated:

    M (Australia), 12A (UK), PG-13 (USA)


    Characters are shot, drowned, tied up, gagged, thrown through the air/against a wall, shoved, slapped, bullied, headbutted, dragged, levitated, attacked by a witch-creature for their gold-plated teeth, near-choked, punched, tackled, elbowed, flipped, throat-grabbed, crushed under foot, frozen, run through with swords; fist-fighting. A teen boy falls backward off a cliff. Vehicle rollovers/crashes/pursuits; cars crushed/thrown/rammed. Vehicle collision/rollover seen from in-car perspective (crunching metal, cracked windscreen, injured driver, etc). A meteor/a spaceship crash into earth. Explosion, rockslide, exploding glass, shop destroyed. Objects melt/explode/knocked out of a student's hand/smashed/banged with fists/eaten (jewellery)/burned. Fight training/sparring. A photo is cut in half/pinned to a wall with scissors. A girl explains in several scenes how she punched a teen boy's tooth out. A teen boy tries to snap another boy's wrist. Mass panic, invaded town/mass property destruction. A bull is stolen (high school prank). Yelling, arguing, screaming. Blood/gore: Dead bodies (slimy alien, bloated human, ashen, decaying). Bloody lips, faces, heads, nose, forehead/hair, knuckles, grazes, cuts, scratches. Veins bulging blue/black beneath skin. Witch's staff made from gold teeth, human jawbone. Dislodged teeth. A man grabs his leg after being shot (implied).


    (None): Hugging. Teen girl in underwear, shirtless teen boys. Several scenes discuss sharing a nude photo of a teen girl. Teen boys joke about having "milked" a bull (bovine masturbation implied).


    Prescription pills consumed. A mother orders her child to "pee in that cup" on suspicion of drug use. Beers in the fridge mentioned.


    Motherf--, s-words, a-words, crap. Name-calling (weirdos, criminals, bully, crazy, bitch, douchebag, dumb, etc). Religious references and exclamations (oh my God, what the hell, van full of nuns, etc).


    Power Rangers, superheroes, super strength, super powers, secret identities, androids, teenagers, gold, mining, death, resurrection, good vs evil, saving the universe, teamwork, unlikely heroes, leaders, morphing, social outcasts.


    Dead friend, sick/dying mother, dead colleague. Cemetery, funeral setting. Bull, fish (flopping/frozen/caught in net), scorpion. Scary witchy creature, giant gold monster, giant robot, rock creatures. Brief subtitles (alien and Chinese languages). Brief strobe/flash editing. Mid-credits scene.


    Playful, entertaining, fan-friendly, contemporary, goofy, glossy, absurd, engaging, campy, nostalgic, bright, fun, harmless, humorous, chaotic, silly, grounded, character-driven. Relatable/charismatic/charming/appealing/likable/empathetic/diversive characters, strong chemistry between leads, cohesive storytelling, creepy/campy villain, seamless/thrilling CGI, gritty/grave/dramatic/personal at times.


    Misconceived, slipshod, ugly, incompetent, repetitive, predictable, underwhelming, dour, middling. Borderline-incomprehensible prologue, ugly/incomprehensible/mild finish, chaotic/murky/mediocre/mild/jarring action scenes, craven/ubiquitous/egregious product placement, heavy-handed team bonding scenes.

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