‘Power Rangers’ Teaser Trailer Is Packed With High School Drama [NYCC 2016]
After releasing new character posters yesterday, Lionsgate Movies has now unveiled the first look at next year's upcoming Power Rangers film with a teaser trailer that focuses heavily on the high school drama of the teens of Angel Grove, while remaining coy about the big fantastical elements that could be described as recognizably Power Rangers.
More than anything, the teaser trailer for Power Rangers strikes a similar tone to Max Landis and Josh Trank's Chronicle, as the teens find a mysterious substance in an abandoned quarry and awake the next day with strange powers they don't quite understand. It's a far cry from Zordon's plea that Alpha 5 "recruit a team of teenagers with attitude," but it's more in tune with what audiences have come to expect from modern superhero movies.
The trailer doesn't offer much of a glimpse of some of the familiar tropes of the franchise, like the Zords and the costumes, but there is a brief scene featuring Elizabeth Banks' Rita Repulsa, and a clip of the team morphin' that ends all too briefly. All in all, it puts the "teaser" in teaser trailer, and continues the trend of the movie's marketing campaign to leave fans wanting more.
Here's the full synopsis for the movie, which is due for release March 24:
Saban's Power Rangers follows five ordinary high school kids who 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 that they are the only ones who can save the planet. But to do so they will have to overcome their real-life issues and band together as the Power Rangers before it is too late.