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Power Rangers Review (2017) | What a Load of Monstrous Crap

Being a movie buff, I often choose to reserve judgment when it comes to shitty movies. But after watching Power Rangers I have been compelled to blurt out. It’s a preposterous drag you don’t want to be a part of. After watching this movie, heck even while watching it, I couldn’t help but think, can a movie be so boring, monotonous, stupid, and pointless, and stupid. Did I say stupid?

Direction of Power Rangers

Dean Israelite who has come of age (I presume) did an alright job with Project Almanac in 2015. It was a fine project given how everything was shot on a camcorder, plus it had a nice sci-fi story to tell which made for a one quick okayish watch. I mean at least the editing was good there, and the story was quite thoughtful.

Contradicting everything that movie was, is this dud of a film named Power Rangers. It has one of the worst editing that you are possibly going to find in a movie. You can’t wait for their conversations to get over, because they are so vacuous and dim-witted that it hurts your ears listening to them. Yeah, that being said the screenplay is inane too.

Good Things to Spot

If you have been a fan of Power Rangers growing up, then characters like Rita Repulsa, Zordon etc. might light you up for a bit. You might remember their names and it might fill you up with nostalgia. Apart from that, the character of Jason (Red) is played with the right attitude by Dacre Montgomery. He is a rising star and you can tell that with the way he acts. It’s just that he wasn’t given the right words in his mouth. Ooh! and he almost looks like Zac Efron. Strange huh!

still of power rangers actors in power rangers movie

Another good thing to remember is its dope visuals. It’s above average and you can sense it has been born in this era. At least the guys behind visual effects worked really hard in making things look promising.

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Limited Action

Action is so little that you might end up being sober if you turn the movie into a drinking game for action. Hey! You wait enough and you might end up dozing off.  I am surprised at their conversations that end up being so cliched, sometimes so daft to sound and surprisingly the movie is full of it.

It is as if even the director got tired of making the movie and dozed off while they were talking amongst each other. It stays very much detached with the ‘real’ world at every juncture. Even their powers haven’t been shown properly. Even Morphing has never sounded so idiotic.

This isn’t how I imagined our Rangers to work out. Well, it’s a proven fact – trailers sell lies.

The Final Verdict

It is in everyone’s best interest to simply avoid the movie. If you are still bold enough, and a big fan of the Saban franchise, or can do with average mammoth action, you will be satisfied after watching this. But if you are even remotely related to the real world, and have a knack for watching good movies, you are definitely not going to like it.

You can watch the trailer of Power Rangers here:

The Last Witch Hunter Review (2015)

The Last Witch Hunter is yet another Vin debacle!

So he has a knack for action. Or so we have perceived and accepted him as. The action bloke! But he seems to drive the action well only when he is behind the wheels. Apart from the Fast and Furious franchise, we have rarely seen him successfully take a movie to a badass fruition.

The Last Witch Hunter is anything but a good action movie. The witch action depicted was overshadowed by the cranky looking disgusting witch-faces and the flick’s average CGI. At one point the growing roots and branches of the trees looked so animated, I wondered if I walked in for an animated movie. The action ends up without a proper focus and it becomes hard to concentrate. Also, it was horrifically limited.

The plot is downright outrageous. The minute I saw Vin give a cheesy one liner to the air hostess in the beginning scene, I at once understood, what I was in for. The story contains a prologue and a follow up eventually to connect the dots, which could have been directed beautifully had we not Breck Eisner to helm this flick.

The concept of the movie is based on sheer fantasy, which if not depicted well, naturally goes to the toilet. So, if there is nothing engaging to watch, you automatically slip into a jaded zone.

Rose Leslie’s role is that of a Dream Walker. She’s like a walking pensieve. (and Harry Potter winks!) Without a proper story she gets hazy too. Michael Caine is there in the flick just to converse with Vin, and to go into a coma. He did the latter quite well. Elijah Wood’s role headed towards naught. He should have never left his Frodo bags.

What I also almost forgot to mention, is the fact that the movie is really boring. You will be hit by a sudden indifference with all the witch-crap they throw at you without a proper explanation. Even the screenplay was an attempt at subtle one-liners, something every action movie proudly thrives on.

This movie was a failed attempt at witchcraft. I just wish a big production house and better directors to pick up this project and reboot the shit outta this!