The First ‘Power Rangers’ Reviews Are In, And It’s Looking Mediocre

The first wave of reviews for Power Rangers have hit Rotten Tomatoes, and the film has received a 50 percent critic score so far. Read excerpts from the reviews below.

Owen Geliberman, Variety:

“The characters in “Power Rangers” have all the depth and idiosyncrasy of walking talking robo-teen action figures.”

Alonso Duralde, The Wrap:

“It packs enough zing to make you forgive the origin-story clichés. And the predictable save-the-world stuff. And the insanely ubiquitous product placement. (Whatever Krispy Kreme paid to be a plot point in this movie, they got their money’s worth.)”


Justin Lowe, The Hollywood Reporter:

“Israelite … orchestrates a vastly more complex array of characters, action set pieces and technical resources for a combined effect that maintains dramatic tension even while teetering on the brink of excess.”

Scott Mendelson, Forbes:

“At its best, ‘Power Rangers’ is a throwback to a time when getting a darker, more serious big-budget feature based on your favorite kid-friendly property, one that felt like a real film, was a rare and splendored thing.”

Tim Grierso, Screen International:

“A teen group therapy session disguised as a superhero movie, “Power Rangers” is numbingly predictable and cynically made, recycling myriad blockbuster tropes but draining their adolescent pleasures in the process.”

Are you looking forward to seeing Power Rangers? Why or why not?

“Saban’s Power Rangers follows five ordinary high school kids who must become something 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 film hits theaters this Friday, March 24.

Aric Sweeny
Aric Sweeny
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