‘Power Rangers’ Movie Trailer Offers Up Familiar Origins

Image via Lionsgate and Saban Entertainment
Image via Lionsgate and Saban Entertainment

Lionsgate has dropped the first trailer for Power Rangers, the upcoming big-screen adaptation of the well-known television series.

We’re introduced to the five teens prior to them becoming the titular super-powered team. They come from various walks of life, but thanks to some extra-terrestrial gifts, they’re about to come together in one hell of a way.

Thus far, it’s all as expected. This adaptation looks to be tapping into very familiar tones and plot devices, and Chronicle is certainly brought to mind in more ways than one. At least from this, it appears to be a more serious take on the tale, which may or may not be the right way to tackle a reboot. We’ll see.

Director Dean Israelite previously brought us the found-footage time-travel thriller Project Almanac.

Power Rangers, starring Dacre Montgomery  (Red Ranger/Jason), Ludi Lin (Black Ranger/Zack), Naomi Scott (Pink Ranger/Kimberly), RJ Cyler (Blue Ranger/Billy), Becky G (Yellow Ranger/Trini), Elizabeth Banks (Rita Repulsa), Bill Hader (Alpha 5), and Bryan Cranston (Zordon), will arrive in Australia on March 23 and hits the US on March 24, 2017.

And be sure to scroll down to check out five character posters.

Synopsis for Power Rangers:

SABAN’S POWER RANGERS follows five ordinary teens who must become something extraordinary when they learn that their small town of Angel Grove — and the world — is on the verge of being obliterated by an alien threat. Chosen by destiny, our heroes quickly discover they are the only ones who can save the planet. But to do so, they will have to overcome their real-life issues and before it’s too late, band together as the Power Rangers.

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