5 Things

January 20, 2017

Power Rangers Full-Length Trailer Breakdown

Lionsgate finally released a full-length trailer for the upcoming Saban’s Power Rangers film and it reveals quite a bit about the story and what we will see in the film. In this article we will breakdown the trailer but first, check out the trailer below!

Now he comes the breakdown…

The Heroes are Strangers and “Screw ups”

At the beginning of the trailer, we find out that our heroes of the film are strangers. Jason (I think that’s who is talking) says “none of us really know each other”. And that is followed by Kimberly (Naomi Scott) stating that they are all screw ups. So these kids are possibly troublemakers from the same school that formed in some type of Breakfast Club like way before Billy discovered the power coins.


The Power Coins Are Found Rather Than Given

In the original 90’s series, five teenagers from Angel Grove are chosen to become Power Rangers by Zordon. In this new version of the Power Rangers it is mentioned in the trailer that Billy discovered the power coins in a spaceship that was buried underground. It is still possible that Zordon somehow leads this team of teenagers to find the coins and they can say that he chose them in that sense.


The Film May Be Comedy Heavy

About thirty seconds into the trailer Zack is talking about what color he is glowing, which is black and Billy replies back with a “no you’re not”. This is a clever poke at the elephant in the room that the new Power Rangers are not stereotypically tied to certain colors based on their race like the rangers in the original 90’s series. More comedy is sprinkled throughout the trailer and most if it seems to be coming from Billy (RJ Cyler), so he could very well be the comedy relief of the group.


The Time Warp is No Longer a Tube

In this version of Power Rangers, Zordon has gotten quite the facelift. The mentor of the rangers is no longer stuck in a tube like time warp but rather a pin art looking wall. The writers also point out Zordon’s obvious new look when one of the members of the Power Rangers questions why they are talking to a wall.


Goldar’s Name is Taken Quite Literal

Goldar who is known as Rita Repulsa’s enforcer is now dripping in gold. When Goldar gets his closeup in the trailer you can see the gold dripping as if he was dipped in gold and it’s now melting off of his body. What is not known is if this is his one and only form or if this is just his battle ready form against the Megazord.


Our First Look at the Zords on Screen

After all the teaser posters of the zords, they are finally revealed in the trailer. Some get more screen time than others like the Pterodactyl and T-rex. From what we do get to see they zords look like colorful dinobots from transformers. Based off of what little we see, I have to say that they visually look better than the transformers did on screen. We also get a peek at the Megazord, which looks like very different interpretation of what the 90’s Megazord looked like.

Saban’s Power Rangers hits theaters March 24.


About the Author

Chris Salce
Chris Salce
I'm a pop culture fanatic based out of Southern California. My collection of comics and pop culture memorabilia would even impress The Collector. When I'm not busy writing about pop culture news, doing film reviews or interviewing celebs, my brother and I work on a comic book called Blood-RED (And yes, that was a cheap plug). I have a certificate of completion for a children’s storybook writing program.



The Past Comes Back in New ‘Children of the Corn: Runaway’ Trailer

Stephen King‘s horror series Children of the Corn is back. The series which was based on a King short story which was first published in 1977 in a March issue of  Penthouse has spawned a franchise and its own cult of fan...
by Chris Salce


‘Hellraiser: Judgment’ Trailer with New Details on Its Release

The iconic horror franchise, Hellraiser is back after seven years since its last installment. The Hellraiser franchise has made over $55,864,723 in box office revenue from its first four films which has made Pinhead a terrifyi...
by Chris Salce


‘Hellboy’ Reboot Sets 2019 Release Date

Lionsgate and Summit have finally set an official release date for the 'Hellboy' reboot that stars David Harbour (Stranger Things).
by Taylor Salan


It Stains The Sands Red

SMT: Sitdown with ‘It Stains’ and ‘Jigsaw’s’ Brittany Allen

Kick Fall off with SMT as we sit down with "It Stains the Sands Red" and "Jigsaw" star, Brittany Allen!
by Jason Stewart


Safdie Brothers’ ‘Good Time’ Coming to Blu-ray and DVD

From the Safdie brothers comes a crime drama starring Robert Pattinson and Jennifer Jason Leigh. And if a film having the “certified fresh” stamp of approval from Rotten Tomatoes means anything at all to you then yo...
by Chris Salce


%d bloggers like this: