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Power Rangers

Power Rangers

USA 2016 - mit Dacre Montgomery, Naomi Scott, RJ Cyler, Becky G, Bill Hader, Bryan Cranston, Elizabeth Banks ...

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Originaltitel:Power Rangers
Genre:Adventure, Fantasy, Action
Regie:Dean Israelite
Kinostart:23.03.2017
Produktionsland:USA 2016
Laufzeit:Ca. 124 Min
FSK:From 12 years
Webseite:www.PowerRangers-Film.de
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Jason (Dacre Montgomery), Kimberly (Naomi Scott), Billy (RJ Cyler), Trini (Becky G) and Zack (Ludi Lin) are five teenagers who actually have little in common except for the fact that they all go to the same high school in the town of Angel Grove and that they are all at the same time in a quarry where Billy accidentally encounters five mysterious coins - one for each of them. From then on, the strange events began to take place. Teenagers develop enormous powers and supernatural abilities. As it turns out, this is the legacy of the Power Rangers, who under the leadership of Zordo (Bryan Cranston) once came to Earth to stop the evil Rita Repulsa (Elizabeth Banks) from grabbing a mighty stone hidden somewhere where Angel Grove now stands. Now Rita's back and about to regain her old powers. As a hologram, Zordo tries to train the five teenagers as new power rangers to protect Angel Grove and the entire universe from Rita Repulsa. But time is short and the teenagers are too rebellious to succeed…

For two decades the "Power Rangers" have been an absolute cult. In TV series, two feature films and countless merchandise items, the masked fighters for justice have conquered the hearts of millions of fans. Now the time has come to pimp up the whole thing and win a new generation of fans. With this task Dean became an Israelite, who was able to land a small success with the low-budget adventure "Project Almanac". His reboot of the "Power Rangers" franchise moves along very familiar paths. So the beginning reminds strongly of the Found Footage superhero adventure "Chronicle", while the finale mutates to a "Transformers"-Light variant. In between there is a lot of teenager drama, a little bit of action and some very childish humor.

For its rather young target group the film has a certain tension and decent show values to offer. And it can't be denied that the fun factor of the whole thing skyrockets when using the legendary "Power Rangers" title song at the latest. But the way there is tough, imbued with clichés and peppered with lengthy conflicts. Even the reliable Bryan Cranston, which can even deliver a decent performance as a hologram, is of little help here. The very pale play of the young actors, of which only RJ Cyler ("I, Earl and the Girl") can actually convince, and the completely exaggerated and thus not at all threatening performance of Elizabeth Banks, however, noticeably spoil the pleasure of this teen adventure.

For "Power Rangers"-newbies between 11 and 15 years the whole thing is probably a lot of fun. But for older teenagers or even grown-up "Power Rangers"-fans this remake is too childish and especially in comparison to many similar fantasy adventures of the last years just not spectacular enough to really convince. Therefore: quite nice, but not the whole big litter. The weak cover version of Snap's "The Power", which can be heard in the credits, is a good symbol for the whole movie: Not everywhere, where there is power on it, there is also power! Therefore only worth seeing with some exceptions!

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