Picture This: Power Rangers morph into cinema!

Picture This: Power Rangers morph into cinema!

It's a huge week at the movies this weekend with two titles you should definitely go see! 

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At the Box-office:

Power Rangers:

Plot: 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.

Thoughts: After much anticipation, and a childhood franchise that captivated the hearts and inner superhero of many children in the 90's, the film lacks that 'punch'. Returning to the franchise and re-living the immense force that the 'Power Rangers' gave years back is somewhat not as special this time around.

What many would expect is the same sort of delivery you watched as a child, and yes, that is exactly what you get. However, it's 2017 and one would require a film with such a strong history to rise up and reinvent itself and offer a different perspective - but it doesn't. What you will get is an explanation of the origin of the 'Power Rangers', maybe just a bit too much. The film focuses muchly on the origin and the 'how they came to be', rather than the explosive action audiences expect. Sitting through this feels long, until they morph for the first time, it is only then when the action starts. However, it is short-lived. 

One thing this film will capitalise on is its nostalgia. Fans, much like myself, will flock to the cinema to revisit the past. To once again feel like a kid. If this is anything to go by, don't worry, you won't be bored. A stand-out for the film is Rita Repulsa played by Elizabeth Banks. Her costumes, demenour and her freakishly-scary wit shine through the film.

Rating: 2.5/5


Plot: Jon Baker and Frank "Ponch" Poncherello have just joined the California Highway Patrol in Los Angeles, but for very different reasons. Baker is a former motorbike rider who's trying to put his life and marriage back together. Poncherello is a cocky, undercover FBI agent who's investigating a multi-million dollar heist that may be an inside job. Forced to work together, the inexperienced rookie and hardened veteran begin clashing instead of clicking while trying to nab the bad guys.

Thoughts: An experienced cop teaming up with a rookie sounds like nothing you haven't seen before, right? Well, think again! Dax Shepard and Michael Pena team up for this hilarious comedy that will have you laughing all the way! One of the most refreshing visuals to see Dax Shepard in a leading role. 

The film sets itself up against comedies such as 'Blue Streak' and 'Ride Along', but it's take is refreshing. The chemistry between the two leads is quirky, tasteful and filled with strong comedic satire. The scenes are short, punchy and strive to deliver a laugh in each. If there is one thing I loved about this film, it's the fact that the film does not feel too long. Constant laughing can become a tad bit tedious, but the film paces itself well. 

If you're after laughter, fun and in need of a stress relief after a long week, this is the film you need!

Rating: 4/5

The latest on DVD:

Don't Breathe:

This small budget film received tons of talk - and for all the right reasons! Three teens set out to break into an old, blind mans house, but what they don't realise is that the man has a certain set of skills. All hell breaks loose when one of the teens is killed and the otehr two are trapped inside the house, fighting for their lives. 

Trust us, if youre into thrillers, this is the film for you! 

Underworld: Blood Wars:

Defender of the vampire and human race alike, Seline now needs to protect the bloodline. In the fifth installment of the franchise, Seline, with the help of a few allies, must defeat the Lycan clan in order to save the day. Reprising her role, Kate Beckinsale returns in all her glory. 

There is no doubt that you will be watching this film over the weekend. One has to finish the franchise, right? 

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