It’s always an irksome feeling when I remember that one of the seminal TV shows of my childhood existed ostensibly to sell toys. Of course that applies to practically any programme aimed at children, but it always seemed to be more prominent during the 80’s and 90’s than it is nowadays because of new laws that prevent marketing to children in such obvious ways.
That being said, whenever I see some piece of widely held nostalgia return as a new film film or other piece of consumable media, I can’t help but wonder how many new toys and tie-ins are going to come out alongside the main product.
Fortunately, this doesn’t appear to be the case with the new Power Rangers film. Mainly because everything we see in the clips and trailers is either generic CGI action sequences or nonsensical expository dialogue, which ends before you get anywhere near comprehending what’s going on.
Regardless, I have little doubt that the new film will be a hit with the general public and spawn a brand new franchise for everyone to slowly grow tired of as they release a sequel every year from here to eternity.
Power Rangers is out in cinemas March 24th!