Parents' Guide to

Power Rangers

By Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Violent, more mature Rangers reboot is overly angst-filled.

Movie PG-13 2017 124 minutes
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age 13+

Based on 33 parent reviews

age 18+

I love this move

I love this move they should make a power rangers move 2

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age 18+

love it

I thought it was good I was hoping for a part two but we never got a part 2 which makes me really sad because I would have loved to see how far these Power Rangers would have gotten all so I would have loved to see the Green Ranger who is going to get the play Tommy

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Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (33):
Kids say (49):

Except for a couple of standout performances, this reboot takes itself too seriously and is too unevenly executed for a property that originally delighted in campy silliness. The goofy cornball antics that might have worked for a seemingly never-ending after-school show weren't going to cut it, but the story goes too far in the other direction, offering audiences four angst-filled, troubled teens and one sweet tech genius who happens to be on the autism spectrum. Kudos to the director for casting a diverse lot to play the Rangers (even Alpha 5 jokes: "different colors, different kids, different-colored kids" when they meet him for the first time). But unfortunately, it's a toss-up from scene to scene whether the acting and screenwriting will be heartfelt, decent, or downright cringe-worthy.

As Billy, the Blue Ranger, Cyler is the team's heart -- earnest, logical, and incapable of sarcasm or artifice. Looking like a cross between a young Zac Efron and Channing Tatum, Montgomery is a natural fit as the QB-turned team leader. The other three teens have less to do, with Trini's backstory being both confusing and insufficient (what teen isn't somewhat misunderstood by their parents?). At least Banks is hilariously campy as Rita (who could even take that name seriously?). The movie aims for a Breakfast Club-meets-superhero origin story, but in the end it might be too long and too much for even nostalgic fans.

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