The first trailer for the new Power Rangers reboot landed over the weekend but many fans have labelled the tone as “too dark and serious”.
The film stars the likes of Bryan Cranston, Elizabeth Banks, Naomi Scott and tells the story of a group of high-school kids, who are infused with unique superpowers and harness their abilities in order to save the world.
The trailer has generally received praise but many felt it needed a lighter tone:
So they went dark and serious with the new Power Rangers? https://t.co/vbQ2QWJ6N3
— Colin Jones (@colinjones) October 8, 2016
I don't even know what to the think about the new power rangers movie trailer because I'm stuck on it feeling so serious and "edgy" lol
— Andrew (@andrewces) October 9, 2016
The Power Rangers trailer was too #serious. More camp please.
— Nerfarious Herder (@HerdingNerfs) October 8, 2016
Who looks at the Power Rangers and thinks "this is something that needs to be much more serious"? https://t.co/AFJouSjNUq
— Dave Holloway (@DaveMedlo) October 11, 2016
The power rangers trailer looks about as bad as I expected it to be. Waaaaaaay too serious, damn
— Ben Hickling (@BenHickling) October 8, 2016
Who decided it was a good idea to make a serious Power Rangers film?
Way too dark and dreary. Lacking the cornball factor.
— Hol' up hol' up, Hol' up, we dem boyz (@PaddyDodger) October 9, 2016
Of course, there were fans in favor too:
People are complaining about how dark and serious it looks, but I am SO STOKED for the new Power Rangers movie. https://t.co/DVzR2L5w8U
— Tony Coculuzzi (@tonycoculuzzi) October 9, 2016
The fact that the Power Rangers movie looks dead serious is dope. Still, I need Alpha in there for the culture.
— Boo Radley (@ClauGasol) October 8, 2016
I've been waiting for this day when the generation that grew up on Mighty Morphin Power Rangers would try to make a serious movie about it!
— Vᴇʀɴ (@outlawvern) October 8, 2016
Just watched the Power Rangers trailer. Despite missing the point and lacking the essence of the franchise, I actually dig the serious tone.
— ブラッドリー ヘイルストーム (@BradlyHalestorm) October 8, 2016
Elsewhere, writer Max Landis accused the film of copying Sci-Fi adventure Chronicle which he penned and was released in 2012:
Yeah, it appears they hired the writer of Chronicle and he wrote a Power Rangers movie, so they fired him and made Chronicle instead. https://t.co/F8lVEJqoU5
— EMILY GILMORE VS PREDATOR (@Uptomyknees) October 9, 2016
What are your thoughts on the tone and Landis’ claim? Power Rangers hits theaters on 24 March 2017.