Back in October, we got our first proper look at Lionsgate’s upcoming ‘Power Rangers’ with the debut of the film’s trailer. That trailer (which we described at the time as resembling a mashup of ‘Chronicle‘ and ‘The Breakfast Club’) introduced audiences to the re-imagined versions of our favorite teenagers with attitude and offered a sense of how they came to be Power Rangers, apparently stumbling across the Power Coins rather than being directly recruited by Zordon as they were on the show.
As international trailers are (generally) intended for markets where English may not be the primary language, much of the dialogue is eliminated in favor of an emphasis on spectacle and action beats. While international trailers often feature new footage, that doesn’t seem to be the case here, so don’t go in expecting to catch a glimpse of Bryan Cranston’s Zordon or to see the recently revealed designs for Alpha 5 and Goldar in action. In fact, the international trailer clocks in at a little under half the length of the trailer from Octorber. But while it may not show us anything new, the decision to favor action over dialogue presents the film in a somewhat different light.
You can see the international trailer for ‘Power Rangers’ here:
What do you think of the international trailer? Do you prefer the action focus to the more character driven style? Let us know in the comments, and be sure to check back with ScienceFiction.com for more news on ‘Power Rangers’ as the movie’s release date approaches.
Helmed by ‘Project Almanac’ director Dean Israelite, ‘Power Rangers’ stars Ludi Lin, Naomi Scott, RJ Cyler, Becky G, Dacre Montgomery, Elizabeth Banks, Bill Hader, and Bryan Cranston in a re-imagining of the classic 1990s TV series. The film is due to hit theaters on March 24, 2017.