I can't recall how I stumbled upon the original Power Rangers TV show but I was immediately hooked on the show the moment I started watching. High school teenagers that know martial arts? Cool. Same teenagers that transform into super heroes to fight bad guys? Sweet. Same heroes that each have a Zord structured after a dinosaur that when combined becomes a gigantic robot to fight monsters? Freaking awesome. Power Rangers was a staple of my childhood from the toys to the clothing (not to mention the Halloween costumes where every kid in school wanted to be the White Ranger). As time has passed, the show's influence has been felt and seen in other mediums of entertainment, specifically anime and film; you know a show stands the test of time when it's still going strong more than 20 years later. For those who've been living under a rock and have no idea what Power Rangers is about, allow me to give you a brief elaboration. The premise is about five teenagers who come across alien coins that give them the ability to morph into warriors called Power Rangers. The teens are guided by an alien being called Zordon who teaches them the history of the rangers and their mission to protect Earth from evil alien threats. At this point, you're probably thinking how outlandish this show sounds but remember, this was the early 90s and it was based off an older Japanese show called Sentai Warriors which is where it got most of its' ideas from. This reboot film feels like a collection of the best elements from the show's 20 year history while being a unique entity of its' own. Although it's been revamped for a modern audience, there are still some nods and throwbacks to the earlier seasons that older fans will surely catch. Each of the rangers are given grounded characterization and deal with real-life problems that real teens that can surely identify with. The filmmakers could have gone the campy way and just focus on the monster fighting and CGI spectacles; so the fact that they went the extra mile to give these teens depth in their characters is a nice plus, and the actors bring a dimension of realness to their respective roles. I wasn't sure how Elizabeth Banks would do as the sinister Rita Repulsa but I have to admit she not only owns the role but has fun with it too, and is definitely one of the film's highlights. Everything else about the film is pretty much what you'd expect, and by that I mean it's brilliant, nostalgic and a mess of fun. Some fans may be divided on the look of the suits but I figure since superhero films have progressed into a post-Marvel and DC comics era, sometimes an updated look isn't a bad thing and for me personally the new suits are justifiable; same thing goes for the Zords and Mega-Zord which look totally badass. If I had to nitpick, I would say the film has a slight pacing issue but that's to be expected in a superhero film where the protagonists are barely discovering their powers, and as far as reboots go, this one hits more than it misses. Power Rangers is a delight for old-school fans, a fun time to be had at the movies, and comes highly recommended.