I grew up watching Power Rangers. I don't just mean Mighty Morphin Power Rangers...I watched A LOT of this show. Power Rangers meant a lot to me as a child since it showed me adventure, action and the chance to do good as a teenager. Let's just say I was hooked for many years. A big screen movie has already been created about five fighting teenagers, but that was a long time ago in the 90s. This time, a reboot was created to get new people invested in the series and for others (like me!), to relive the nostalgia. The movie I will be reviewing today is the teen action adventure: Power Rangers.
The Plot: Nestled in the quiet town of Angel Grove, five teenagers stumble upon magical glowing rocks that grant them superhero powers. Unbeknownst to them, the rocks have chosen them to become the Power Rangers, a group of evil-fighting heroes. When the villainous Rita Repulsa (Elizabeth Banks) plans to steal the Earth's life force, the team suits up to stop her.
The Results: 3.5/5!
Power Rangers is a guilty pleasure action movie. There are plenty of fighting scenes, teen drama and build-up included it that leads to the climactic battle. I liked the performances of the main five teenagers who make up the new team; we learned a lot about them to get their individual personalities and why we should care about them. Elizabeth Banks and Bryan Cranston also did a great job as Rita and Zordon, respectively.
The tone, on the other hand, does come across as too cheesy and teen angsty at times; the same can also be said for the special effects. It fits the Powers Rangers TV show feel, but for those new to the series, it may look weird. However, Power Rangers (the movie) is an addictive popcorn flick. The movie provides some genuine fun and a good start for a potential movie franchise. Though, some major tweaks will be needed to keep this series fresh and mature.
Can you believe it's been a year already? I have posted about Tuesday Tunes in a really long time. I've kept this series on hold to give it some breathing room and a chance to focus on other writing. There are other geeky topics I usually write about more on this blog, like TV and gaming for instance. However, I've been missing this series. I do love music too, after all.
As a little refresher to the series, Tuesday Tunes is a way to showcase three videos I find online that have a focus on music. It could be a TV show, a movie, music videos or even a parody. Really! It could be anything as long as there is music featured somehow. This time, I'm going to focus on Ariana Grande.
Here are the three videos I've chosen today:
1. Ariana Grande imitates celebrities on Saturday Night Live
2. "Into You"
Is this the best month ever?! I think it might be. The CW has recently announced two renewals for their current midseason shows. Riverdale, a dark interpretation based on the Archie Comics, and The 100, based on the novel of the same name, are coming back for another season.
This is incredible news! Not just because I am a fan (I currently cover Riverdale on TV Fanatic - check it out), but also because these are great shows. With these renewals, Riverdale will be back for a second season while The 100 will get a fifth season.
Riverdale and The 100 join a long list of other shows already renewed by The CW. However, iZombie, The Originals, Frequency and No Tomorrow are currently left up in the air. If I was a betting man and had to make a few guesses, I think it's going to come down between iZombie and The Originals. No Tomorrow and Frequency didn't have the same media attention as the other shows on the network. The other two are current staples on the network and have already produced plenty of episodes for syndication/Netflix/Hulu.
As much as I love both iZombie and The Originals, I think The Originals may edge out the former for a chance at renewal. I recently did a binge-watch of iZombie and it seems like it's gearing up for a final storyline with the zombie war. The Originals is similar to The Vampire Diaries, as in they could find a reason to keep it going for a while. On the other hand, it may be cheaper to produce iZombie instead. We're talking about The CW here, nobody knows what will happen until it's decided.
Are you excited about this latest round of renewal news? Share your thoughts below.
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It's that time of year again! Prepare yourselves for a bit of frustration and patience: I'm updating the layout of the website. (I can hear your groans now.)
The current design of the blog has served its purpose, but I've reached the point where I need a bit of change. Something with colour, a redesigned (and more in-tuned) SEO, and updated features. Surprisingly, I've kept the current layout around for longer than I expected. Though, it could be due to being incredibly busy with my freelance writing the last year.
Don't get me wrong, I do like this blog layout! This could be the layout that's been used the longest out of the last three/four design changes. However, I need something a bit easier to use, especially design wise.
Stay tuned for changes to come. I don't know when I will be starting the update; I still need to search for a new layout. If you have any suggestions, flip your recommendations my way.