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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.

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The Angry Birds Movie Review (2016)

Given the multitude the flightless birds have covered via its endearing game, the Angry Birds movie falls far away from its tree. It doesn’t come close to meeting the levels of jaunt Rovio Entertainment had set out on through its gaming venture. Things that stop it from hitting the spot are – bland story, vapid shenanigans, mediocre humour, and absence of real substance to keep things together.

WHAT THE ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE REALLY IS

The Angry Birds Movie is more like having a conversation with a pissed off Jason Sudeikis. It doesn’t have a real direction and stretches out beyond limit till their nemeses arrive; an inevitable rock-bottom that we all knew was coming. A character portrait of Mighty Eagle was shoehorned into the tale to kill time, which apparently seemed more like a clichéd sub-plot, something we all have seen thousands of times in animated movies. Peter Dinklage makes it better though, no doubt.

COMPLETELY HOLLOW

The weirdest thing about The Angry Birds Movie is that 20 minutes in it and you know how hollow the movie is. It is as if nobody really cared that they were making a movie. You could almost hear yourself in the backdrop – the movie-makers might have thought, “Let’s put that joke, let’s squeeze in a funny line like that. THAT would be funny!” Music is more like no matter what stuff is played it only comes out as their trademark song.

Though there is entertainment imbibed but it is more like in parts, and with no real connection to each other. So if you could pull them out, the whole flick would fall apart. It is almost like someone from the company who was tired of playing the game, filled with apprehension of them losing business got up in epiphany and shouted, “Hey guys! I know how to ensure we stay in business. Let’s make a movie!”

BRIGHT SIDE

To look at the bright side, you have chubby cute birds that make your day. A funny character called Chuck that makes the movie enjoyable. Rest is a mere deliberate attempt to tickle you.

THE FINAL VERDICT

The Angry Birds Movie will lighten your mood though, but there is nothing like a classy witticism to throw you into fits of laughter. If you have a good sense of humour you are definitely going to hate it. Period.