Obviously the 2017 Power Rangers news is ramping up. And director Dean Israeliteis beginning to feel the pressure from fans to deliver something that will hold up to their childhood expectations. I for one am one of those fans. With that being said, there has already been backlash for the recently revealed costume choices for Elizabeth Banks’s Rita Repulsa.
But, We Will Get Back To That
Let’s take a look at the differences between 1995’s Power Rangers via The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie and the upcoming 2017 Rangers.
I actually remember where I was at and what I was doing when the first episode of The Power Rangers hit television. It was cheesy, it was kinda silly, it was almost un-watchable.
But I couldn’t take my eyes away. Something about the concept reminded me of one of my favorite anime cartoons… Voltron. The silly spandex and Zords battling evil appealed to me. But with improvements, adding in super human powers and martial arts. So after almost two years of watching “spandex heroes,” a movie is spawned. The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (1995)!
You have to keep in mind, this wasn’t the internet age. So leaks about costume design etc weren’t much of an option. You could only gather bits and pieces based on the trailers that were released. So until this scene, I had no idea what they would look like.
And wow! It was amazing. Yet today we are spoiled and unable to reserve our opinions until the movie is released, to see how they play out on screen.
The new suits seem to have borrowed from the suits featured in the 1995 film. The idea of almost protective plates over the material costume will continue. After starring at the top image for quite some time, the image of the new Rangers gives off a “Mec suit” vibe.
There appears to be material under armor esc plates as many have pointed out. There also seems to be a power source in the chest of the new concept, yet even in the old costumes the source was shown as a plate in the chest symbolizing the power. The belt buckle area still appears to be where the Power Morpher will be held.
The Similarity In Costume Is What Brings Me To The Pretty Cool Fan Theory I Came Across
You guessed it! Dean Israelite has been quoted saying, in this incarnation of the Rangers, Rita Repulsa will have a connection to the Rangers. A fan noticed some similarities in the female ranger costumes to the one spotted on set for Repulsa. They decided to add some color and look what came out. It’s almost identical to the costume design recently released for the Power Rangers.
What do you think? Let me know in the comments.
Dacre Montgomery: “There Is A [Power Rangers] Movie In The Works But It’s Not With Me And The Cast”
During a recent interview with Reddit, for ‘Stranger Things: Season 3,’ Dacre Montgomery, who plays Billy on the Netflix series, was probed to find out if we would see the return of a different character of his. Montgomery, notably is known for his role as Jason “The Red Ranger” in 2017’s ‘Power Rangers’ reboot. Montgomery gave fans hope that we would see a return to the big screen for one of the longest running franchises of all-time. He also may disappoint some fans, stating, he doesn’t believe they will continue with the story and cast that starred in the 2017 film.
“I think there is a [Power Rangers] movie in the works but it’s not with me and the cast. So yes [a new Power Rangers movie will happen], but not with us.”
The film [Power Rangers] directed by Dean Israelite boasted a $100 mill budget while only bringing home $142.3 mill. [Worldwide] The film went on to earn a 50%. Rotten score, while also bringing home a 65% audience score with 43,717 user rantings. Since then, Hasbro has taken full control of the franchise and back in February were in talks with Paramount Pictures to get a some sort of a reboot off the ground. No official word has been released. But, with San Diego Comic-Con International rapidly approaching, many are hoping for an announcement.
‘POWER RANGERS’ INTERNATIONAL TRAILER
PG-13/ Action/Adventure, Sci-fi film
March 24, 2017
Bryan Cranston, Elizabeth Banks, Bill Hader, Naomi Scott, Becky G, Darce Montgomery, Ludi Lin, Rj Cyler
NEW ‘POWER RANGERS’ PROMO ART REVEALS BETTER LOOK AT POWER SUITS
New promo art has arrived giving us a better look at 2017’s ‘Power Rangers’ suits in action. With the movie set to hit theaters in March. Promotion of the upcoming him has ramped up tremendously. Actor Bryan Cranston who is playing Zordon, even went on the offensive while speaking to Huffington Post comparing Power Ranges to ‘The Dark Knight,’ stating:
This is as different a reimagining as the ‘Batman’ television series as it became the ‘Batman’ movie series. You can’t compare those two, and nor can you compare this movie version of the ‘Power Rangers’ to that television series. It’s unrecognizable for the most part. There are tenets of the folklore that you hold onto for sure, but the inspiration is different, and the sensibility of it, and the approach to the film making is completely different.
Take a look at the images below:
Power Rangers is about a group of high-school kids, who are infused with unique superpowers, harness their abilities in order to save the world. -IMDB
Power Rangers hits theaters March 24, 2017