Power Rangers
2017
**
Director: Dean Israelite
Cast: Dacre Montgomery, Naomi Scott, RJ Cyler, Becky G, Ludi Lin, Bill Hader, Bryan Cranston, Elizabeth Banks

In the city of Angel Grove, five troubled teenagers discover prehistoric Power Coins that give them superpowers. They also discover an ancient spaceship and learn that they are to form a team of Power Rangers in order to save the world. This silly and lackluster superhero movie, which is based on a long-running TV and merchandising franchise, comes in the wake of umpteen Marvel, DC, and other comic book adaptations. Therefore it comes as no surprise that everything feels second-hand. The five young actors give commanding performances, but Bryan Cranston and Elizabeth Banks are completely wasted as a talking screen and one-note villain, respectively. Most comic book movies end in a long and dull climactic battle, but the face-off between the Zords and Goldar takes boredom to Transformers level.