Good day to all who may be reading this blog post. Today I’m just gonna be talking about a small little news story that broke in the world of film. The following information is from ComicBookMovie:
A big screen reboot of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers has been announced. The property originally launched in 1993 as a tv series, but has since spawned one (terrible) big screen outing, as well as numerous comics,toys, apparel, costumes, video games, DVD’s, and plenty of other merchandise. Now Lionsgate are teaming with Haim Saban to re-envision the Power Rangers as “a group of high school kids who are infused with unique and cool super powers but must harness and use those powers as a team if they have any hope of saving the world.” Wasn’t that the original concept anyway? I’m a bit rusty! Lionsgate ad: “The Power Rangers stories and characters have been embraced by generations of audiences for more than 20 years, and today they are more powerful than ever. We have the ideal partner and the perfect brand with which to create a motion picture event that will resonate with moviegoers around the world for years to come.”
All I can say about this is the following… I KNEW IT! I FRIGGING KNEW IT! Honestly I know eventually that the Power Rangers franchise would return to the big screen eventually. I could never tell you when and I did have doubts about it happening some time in the near future, but it seems like fate has decided to make that crazy thought a reality a lot sooner than expected.
So how do I feel about this? Pretty darn excited to be fair. I grew up with Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, watched it nearly all the time back as a kid in the 90’s. I thought it was hella cool; teenagers who could turn into spandex-coloured superheroes and fight monsters and then summon robot monsters to fight for them too. It was badass. Obviously now I know all about camp and cheese factor that comes with the show, but for what it was and how it was adapted it was pretty good. Sure most people who ever watched Power Rangers just call a piece of shit and literally take any opportunity they have to hate on the show, however there is a dedicated fan base that really love the franchise and go to conventions all the time in America.
Now having said that is there a need for another Power Rangers film? I’m not sure. With all the superhero films around it would be hard to try and make a dent on that turf unless you were a Marvel or DC property. But at the same time it is always good to have something different enter the fray from time to time. So then one has to wonder about the reboot as aspect of this film. How much of the Power Rangers elements will be rebooted. Will they take the original material (story, characters, tone, etc.) and modernize it or will they take the core elements but change everything else? See there is a balancing act that needs to be done here, the studios and filmmakers have to appease the older fans but also try to usher in a new audience who aren’t familiar with the property the way fans are. There is potential for Power Rangers to be as cool as the modern superhero film in my opinion if the right writers, director, costume designers and visual effects artists are on-board. But we’ll have to see.
I think the best way to look at this film is from the perspective of Andre aka Black Nerd. He’s a long-term Power Rangers fan and gives the best opinion about the pros and cons of the film and asks the right questions about the upcoming reboot. Just have a look at his video below:
So what are your thoughts on a new Power Rangers film? Please be sure to leave your thoughts in the comments below and ‘ll see ya on the next blog post, laters! 😀