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Movie review: 'Power Rangers,' '90s reboot takes itself way too seriously

Parents need to know that "Power Rangers" is the big-screen reboot of the hugely popular '90s TV show about a team of teen superheroes who are imbued with powers from ancient crystal coins. Unlike earlier takes on the characters, this movie amps up the violence and features strong language and mature themes (teen substance use, juvenile detention, cyberbullying, questions about sexual identity, and more). So even though it might appeal to young elementary-aged kids, it's far better suited for middle-schoolers and up. There's mass destruction, with a relatively high body count, as well as injuries, crashes, fights, and more. On the language front, characters use words like "s--t" and "a--," as well as one "motherf" that's purposely cut short. Subtle hints at potential romance include longing looks and flirting, and there are references to how someone digitally shared a student's inappropriate photo. Positive messages mirror those of the original series: teamwork, courage, training, sacrifice, and trust.

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Watch the new 'Baywatch' trailer

"Baywatch" follows devoted lifeguard Mitch Buchannon (Dwayne Johnson) as he butts heads with a brash new recruit (Zac Efron). Together, they uncover a local criminal plot that threatens the future of the Bay. The film is set for release on May 26.

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Watch the new 'Baywatch' trailer

"Baywatch" follows devoted lifeguard Mitch Buchannon (Dwayne Johnson) as he butts heads with a brash new recruit (Zac Efron). Together, they uncover a local criminal plot that threatens the future of the Bay. The film is set for release on May 26.
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Watch the new 'Baywatch' trailer 2:09

Watch the new 'Baywatch' trailer

‘Beauty and the Beast’ will have Disney’s first ever gay character 0:47

‘Beauty and the Beast’ will have Disney’s first ever gay character

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Part One, Dixon movie studio deal: Is it real?

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Part Two, Encounters with Carissa Carpenter, would-be studio mogul