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Power Rangers as we know it tends to be geared toward children, in regards to the ’90s TV show and action figures. The 2017 film adaptation has a PG rating, so it’s still safe for youngsters to go see, but it will also hold the attention for us grown-ups.

The new film, simply called Power Rangers, stars some heavy hitters like Elizabeth Banks as Rita Repulsa and Bryan Cranston as Zordon. But for the most part, the rest of the cast is made up of fairly new faces. While the young actors have credits, it’s kind of nice to go into the film without any distractions or preconceived notions based on earlier work. They are the Power Rangers.

We’ve gotten a couple glimpses of what’s to come, like with the Power Rangers’ morpher suits that grow on them versus being man-made.

And now we get a first look at the trailer set to singer Halsey‘s “I Walk the Line,” setting a dark, ominous tone.

The movie is not as quirky as what we’re used to with the TV series, but we did recognize one of the Power Rangers’ signature moves at 1:42. It definitely has a more real-life feel, with actual problems … at least in the beginning, prior to the teens developing superhuman abilities:

Rita Repulsa makes quite an entrance near the end of the trailer. Maybe things will get wackier when she puts her plans into action.

The team of Power Rangers is portrayed by Naomi Scott (Pink Ranger), Becky G. (Yellow Ranger), Dacre Montgomery (Red Ranger), Ludi Lin (Black Ranger) and R.J. Tyler (Blue Ranger).

What do you think so far? 

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Filed Under: Power Rangers, Trailer
By Brigid Brown