We received another trailer for the upcoming reboot of Power Rangers and it has yet to alleviate any inkling of the Michael Bay treatment. As we stated in our write-up on the first teaser trailer, this film looks a bit too similar to big budget action films like Transformers and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Let’s digress. At least this new trailer has given viewers a look at some of the other classic characters from the show. We got our first visual and audio of Bryan Cranston as Zordon as well as a CGI Alpha 5. They even threw in a glimpse at who’s assumed to be the final villain, Goldar. Of course, he looks nothing at all like his 1990’s counterpart. The only reason there is to believe the villain is Goldar is when one of the rangers says, “That’s a lot of gold.”
While the prospect of a new Power Rangers film pulls at the heart strings of those of us who grew up in the 90’s, let’s be honest. This film could very well be on a disastrous trajectory. These CGI fest blockbusters rarely perform well and this is a film that’s going to draw audiences mostly on nostalgia. This could end up being one of the biggest disappointments of 2017. However, at least the filmmakers seem dedicated to nabbing decent name actors, like Cranston and Elizabeth Banks, and bringing back popular characters from the original show.
Power Rangers opens in theaters on March 24th. Check out the new trailer and comment below.