The Power Rangers big screen reboot is something that most nineties kids are excited for; after all, however much it might have aged, at the time, watching the Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers battling a new villain every week was riveting. The new reboot has gotten rid of the poor costumes and tacky special effects, and introduces Dacre Montgomery, Naomi Scott, RJ Cyler, Becky Gomez and Ludi Lin as the Rangers, with Bryan Cranston as Zordon, and Elizabeth Banks as Rita Repulsa.
Something else that we were all doing in the nineties, was building with LEGO, and, like many other popular movie trailers, the Power Rangers trailer has now been given the LEGO treatment, thanks to Ackar Productions 5. The trailer plays exactly as the Power Rangers official trailer, and can be viewed, above.
The attention to detail is incredible; from the facial expressions of the characters to the building of Goldar, which must have taken hours. One thing that nearly always comes across better in LEGO trailers is the humor, though. The dialogue is the same as that used in the real trailer, but the humor of the situations seem to be highlighted more, because everything is in LEGO.
As with the Power Rangers trailer, this LEGO version showcases the five rangers and gives a brief look at their capabilities. It does seem as though the Red Ranger will once again be the leader of the pack, something that has been kept from the original TV series. A lot has changed, though, including the level of CGI and technology used. The Rangers now all have super powers that exist outside of their suits, which will no doubt prove a blessing as well as a curse. Furthermore, the Zords are absolutely massive, and Goldar looks to play a (literally) bigger part in the movie than he did in the TV series.
Add in the longtime rumor that Rita Repulsa is a former Green Ranger gone rogue, and that Zordon was the original Red Ranger, and the Power Rangers movie goes from being something sweetly nostalgic to something new and altogether quite exciting. In fact, there's a strong possibility that Power Rangers will succeed in captivating a whole new generation of fans, which could in turn mean more movies to come.
To compare the LEGO Power Rangers trailer with the original, re-watch the full-length Power Rangers trailer, below.
- Power Rangers (2017) release date: Mar 24, 2017