Screen Junkies has released its latest Honest Trailers video, and its latest subject is the recent reboot of the '90s teen ninja superhero franchise. There is plenty of the usual mocking, but there is a lot of complimentary commentary as well. In fact, the narrator argues that the film warrants a sequel.
What Honest Trailers likes so much about the flick is ironically not the action but the emotional stuff. The video highlights the kids' problems and how those and the Rangers' bond are what viewers actually come to care most about.
"if you loved 'The Breakfast Club' but wished they all turned into ninjas at the end, then this is the movie for you," the narrator says.
Another shining moment is when the video postulates that adults "just pulled random edgy traits out of a hat" to come up with the teenage characters personalities. Now that we think about it, that actually wouldn't surprise us...
Watch the video below.
Five ordinary teens must become something extraordinary when they learn that their small town of Angel Grove - and the world - is on the verge of being obliterated by an alien threat. Chosen by destiny, our heroes quickly discover they are the only ones who can save the planet. But to do so, they will have to overcome their real-life issues and before it's too late, band together as the Power Rangers. Read More