‘Power Rangers’ Trailer: Weirdos and Criminals Become Superheroes

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After being conspicuously absent from San Diego Comic-Con, Lionsgate rolled into New York Comic Con this week hoping to make a big splash with the first look at footage from their upcoming reboot of the Power Rangers franchise. The first teaser trailer has made its way online, and we’ve got it for you here – but if you’re hoping to see the Rangers in action, you’d better temper your expectations.

Check out the first teaser trailer for Power Rangers below.

If the Saturday detention scene conjures up memories of a classic film about teen angst from the 1980s, then you’re certainly not alone. This almost feels like a glimpse at some alternate-universe rendition of The Breakfast Club, which I’ll admit was not at all what I expected from this reboot. It’s much more grounded than I would have anticipated, and the tone actual feels similar to director Dean Israelite’s previous feature, Project Almanac.

One would think that the first look at the new film would offer up a shot or two of the Rangers suiting up and kicking some ass, but Lionsgate is holding back on that reveal – which seems silly, given that production photos of the cast in full costume are readily available. With only a few months to go until Power Rangers hits theaters, is the studio worried that their action sequences aren’t up to snuff? I can’t help but wonder.

Starring Dacre Montgomery, RJ Cyler, Naomi Scott, Becky G and Ludi Lin as the Rangers, along with Bryan Cranston as Zordon, Elizabeth Banks as Rita Repulsa and Bill Hader as the voice of Alpha 5, Power Rangers is slated to hit theaters on March 24, 2017.

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.

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