The New 'Power Rangers' Trailer Has Fewer Sad Teens and More Colorful Punching

We also get to see Brian Cranston's Zordon, which looks like someone playing with a giant pin art toy.

by VICE Staff
Jan 19 2017, 3:08pm

The Power Rangers gritty reboot attempt will hit theaters in March, but up until now, we haven't seen a whole lot about it. The first trailer was heavy on emotional teens emoting, and light on the stuff that actually made Power Rangers great back in the 90s—namely, brightly colored ass-kicking scenes and giant robots.

Thankfully, a new trailer for the movie dropped Thursday, and it tones down the brutally lame "sad teens in Angel Grove" stuff in favor of some campy action. We get to see the Rangers morph and summon their Zords and even fight some bumbling rock creatures that may or may not be an updated Putty Patrol.

We also get our first look at Zordon, the Power Ranger guru who was a blue head floating in a big tube back in the original series. This time around, Zordon is played by Brian Cranston, and he looks like someone sticking their face in a giant pin art toy. Could be worse!

The whole thing is still the same overly slick, CG action that's par for the course in our post-Transformers world, but it's fun, at least, which is more than could be said for that last trailer. The movie will still be garbage more likely than not, but at least it looks like it will be entertaining garbage.

Watch the trailer below. Power Rangers hits theaters on March 24, and look out for the inevitable Big Bad Beetleborgs reboot to follow.