After being posted on Facebook Saturday morning, pulled down and posted back online again shortly after, the first teaser trailer for the reboot Power Rangers movie is here.
It’s a dark, moody-looking teaser that shows the origin of the team. There’s a few quips here and there, but it seems like it’ll be a far cry from the Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers of the ’90s.
Unlike so many trailers from the science-fiction and superhero genres, this one places a lot of focus on the rangers discovering strange space tech and coping with newfound powers rather than giant explosions and world-ending catastrophes. Hopefully that also means there’ll be no giant sky beam.
It definitely appears like a trailer not for long-time fans but for the rest of us. There’s no sight of the Power Rangers’ suits, besides the briefest of glimpses at the end. We also only get a momentary look at Elizabeth Banks as evil, space witch Rita Repulsa. By and large, though, there’s really no iconic Rangers anything.
But this is a teaser trailer after all. Those tend not to give out much conflict, story or, in this case, fun. But it does look to be a grounded action movie that the world needs more of.