Hollywood is really investing hard in nostalgia these days, but I’m not sure even those who loved “Power Rangers” back in the day were really clamoring for a big screen version. But Lionsgate hopes a big bucks blockbuster can kick off a new franchise, and as far as the tone goes, they’re embracing the “yeah, this is kinda weird” spirit you might be feeling.
A cast of mostly new and rising faces — Dacre Montgomery, RJ Cyler, Naomi Scott, Becky G and Ludi Lin — are the young heroes who find themselves with color coded abilities, and must jump into action when a threat from beyond arrives. Here’s the official synopsis:
Saban’s Power Rangers follows five ordinary high school kids who must become 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 cast also features two big names in Bryan Cranston and Elizabeth Banks (who intriguingly plays the villain) and we’ll see how this all works when it lands on March 24th.