Power Rangers is one of my favorite films so far this year, and I’ve made it a point to see a lot of movies this year. The only exception is Transformers: The Last Knight. For reasons I do not yet know, my local movie theater did not play Transformers this weekend. I kind of hope they’re taking a stand against garbage, but that doesn’t make any sense.
Anyway, back to the point, Honest Trailer for Power Rangers, go go!
The movie has great characters, it treats them well and it treats them like real people. That’s a major plus for me. The costumes and the Zords look cool, and they have a lot of fun with it.
I sure do hope we get a sequel. I want me some Green Ranger on the big screen, gosh darn it!
Woo boy, do we have a wallop of a column today. As I’ve whined about in the past, all of my favorite comics tend to have the habit of coming out in the same week. Or maybe I’m just reading too many comics. Whatever the case may be, I went all out and have reviewed nearly a dozen comics this week!
We’ve got Power Rangers, we’ve got a new Spider-Man comic, we’ve got Luke Cage and Iceman, and I tried to throw in more DC comics, like Batman, Harley Quinn and hopefully the start of my Aquaman coverage. Thankfully, there were some real gems this week.
But the standout, as has been said numerous times, is the new issue of Silver Surfer. This consistent Comic Book of the Week is going to break my damn heart.
I almost jumped back into reviewing The Mighty Thor now that the Shi’ar story arc is over, but this week was a standalone issue to introduce The War Thor…which, I guess, is similar to The War Doctor? It was a fine issue, and I suppose this new concept could be fun, but there were just way too many comics on my review pile already.
Comic Reviews: Aquaman #25, Batman #25, Batwoman #4, Iceman #2, Luke Cage #2, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #16, Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man #1, Silver Surfer #12 and The Wild Storm #5.
Lots of fun comics this week! Marvel kicks off Secret Empire, which I won’t be reviewing. And DC kicks off their next big Watchmen event in Batman, which I’ve decided to get back into reviewing. In fact, we’ve mostly got DC comics this week! A reversal of the norm!
Unfortunately for DC, the one Marvel comic I reviewed — Ms. Marvel #17 — wins Comic Book of the Week for some really fun bits! Like a day-saving video game session in the middle of a convenience store!
Meanwhile, the opening salvo of Secret Empire came out this week, and while I don’t really review Big Events anymore, I’m digging it so far! I absolutely love the set-up and premise behind this event. Captain America has been brainwashed into being a secret bad guy, and he’s using his clout and heroism to build up a secret army to take over the world! And the rest of the heroes are going to need to band together against impossible odds to defeat and save their greatest champion.
That’s just good crossover storytelling! I liked all the issues that kicked off the event, I love the evil knife twists that Captain America pulls off, and I hope for an exciting ride.
Comic Reviews: Batman #21, Batwoman #2, Harley Quinn #18, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #14, Ms. Marvel #17 and The Wild Storm #3.
The new Power Rangers movie is out in theaters and I loved it! Great film, a ton of fun and hopefully it’s going to lead to a lot of sequels. Consider me on board for them all!
And like any Mighty Morphin Power Rangers fan worth his salt, I fully expect the sequels to include the Green Power Ranger, inarguably the best Power Ranger of all time.
Would you like to hear how the movie incorporates the Green Ranger? I’m sorry if you consider this a spoiler, but there was no way they were going to make this franchise without including him. As a big fan, I can’t wait to see him on the big screen.
But just in case this is considered SPOILERS, join me after the jump for how the movie uses the Green Power Ranger!
The new Power Rangers movie blew me away. I saw it last night and loved it! I had a vague idea of what to expect based on the trailers and early reviews, but the film exceeded all of my expectations and delivered an exceptional thrillride of nostalgia and awesomeness. It might help that I was a huge Mighty Morphin Power Rangers fan when I was a kid. And as that fan, I couldn’t be happier with the new, modern re-imagining.
Especially when it comes to the diversity in the cast, because I think Power Rangers was near perfect in building and fleshing out its characters.
There have been a lot of reviews and think pieces written about the Power Rangers movie so far, especially after the producers made a big deal that the Yellow Ranger, Trini, is gay. This makes her the first openly LGBTQ superhero in the entire superhero genre, which is a pretty notable step forward, even if Power Rangers is an unexpected choice for that distinction.
I’ve seen people decry how underplayed the moment is in the movie, and I’ve seen people decry that it’s not a big enough step forward. As someone who loved the moment and the diversity as a whole in Power Rangers, I wanted to throw my two cents onto the pile.
So join me after the jump for why I think Power Rangers gets diversity so right! There will be some SPOILERS for parts of the movie.