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Ever since the release of “The Power Ranger” on March 24 it’s made over 3.6 million dollars. With its fun and interesting retake on the classic children’s show by the same name from the 1990’, the movie follows five teens as they find mysterious coins trapped in strange glass, leading to the discovery of Zordon and Alpha 5, the past power ranger leader, and a robot.

The movie calls back to the old original shows that will please any child who grew up with the show. “The show’s small-screen action tended to be cheesy and cheap. Brightly colored spandex, karate moves and cheese went just fine with a bowl of Cheerios.The latest Power Rangers movie is intended to be a modern update, an attempt to morph a new generation of young imaginations,” said Bob Hoose of Plugged In.

The show brings in characters like Billy the Blue Ranger, played by RJ Cyler, and Trini the Yellow Ranger played by Becky G., that bring up controversial topics like mental diseases, and the LGBT community.  The Blue Ranger, Billy is shown as being on the autism spectrum.

RJ Cyler said, I just wanted to show a different, like, viewpoint of people that are seen as being on the spectrum, right? Or people diagnosed with Autism, ’cause it’s like I feel like us being outsiders looking in and I take that, I cast my own stone when I say that, ’cause there’s a lot that I didn’t know before”.

The other controversial character is Trini played by Becky G., who plays an openly gay character. In the movie, one scene is all of them sitting around a campfire, and to get to know each other they reveal secrets they have or something personal. Trini reveals that her family doesn’t talk to her or understand her then reveals that she is interested in girls instead of boys.

The movie brings in old and new aspects to love of the Power Rangers, the movie makes any child or grown-up, that grew up on it or not, happy with its classic feel and bad jokes. The movie is a solid 4.5 paws out of 5.

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