'Power Rangers' gets an 'Honest Trailer,' and it's better than the actual movie


The Power Rangers reboot may have gotten some dismal reviews, including one that called it "woefully generic," but its Honest Trailer is anything but. Screen Junkies, the channel that regularly distributes Honest Trailers, posted the video on Tuesday and it already has over 1.5 million views, because, well, it's just a treat to watch.

There were many ridiculous aspects of the reboot the Honest Trailers creators drew inspiration from, including strange overlaps with The Breakfast Club and some oddly overt product placement. What results is a hilariously on-point look into the seemingly more-teen-drama-than-action-movie remake of Power Rangers.

One line from the Honest Trailer sums things up nicely: "Forget everything you know about Jason, Zack, Kimberly, Bill and Trini — except their names."

Voiceover Guy then goes into a long list of character traits for each Ranger that he suggests have been randomly pulled out of a hat by adults. Some of these include death metal yoga lesbian for Trini, and autistic, black, country-music-loving hacker for Jason.

The trailer also declares that Bryan Cranston's Zordon only serves an expositional purpose, and compares Elizabeth Banks' Rita Repulsa to Goldmember from the third Austin Powers movie.


But perhaps the funniest point the trailer makes is how hard the movie drives home the product placement of Krispy Kreme Donuts. The trailer shows seven instances in which the characters say "Krispy Kreme" over the course of the movie.

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It's not all harsh, though. Voiceover Guy does end the trailer noting there's a really good high school drama in there that's worth exploring in the sequel. So that's... something?

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