Go Go Power Rangers! Whether or not you’ve ever had a preference for the red, yellow, pink, blue, black, or even the occasionally-seen green or white rangers, those ninja steel-wielding high schoolers were loads of fun to watch (and dress up as) back in the day. The forthcoming Power Rangers isn’t the first movie to capitalize on the mighty morphin ’90s craze, of course. During the original family television series’ popular run, the show’s cast members teamed up for a big-screen adventure in the somewhat successful 1995 film Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie, which was quickly followed up by 1997’s Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie and several spinoff series.
However, Director Dean Israelite’s take on the story offers a much more serious and emotionally charged account of how these misfit teens managed to become a band of unlikely world saviors, battling back the forces of evil—namely, Rita Repulsa (Elizabeth Banks)—with the help of their sage mentor Zordon (Bryan Cranston). The film features young actors Dacre Montgomery, R.J. Cyler, Naomi Scott, Becky G., Zack Taylor, and Billy Cranston as the superhero squad, and if the film does manage to renew even a smidgen of the Power Rangers frenzy that the series enjoyed in the ’90s, it’s going to be massive.