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06-25-2016, 01:08 AM
Intrigue is slowly growing.

While there was some doubt on the matter for a while, it’s now been confirmed that Lionsgate and Saban’s 2017 Power Rangers movie is a big screen reboot of the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers TV show that debuted in 1993. The film, like the MMPR TV series, revolves around five everyday teenagers who find their hometown of Angel Grove – and the world at large – under attack by an alien sorceress known as Rita Repulsa (Elizabeth Banks).

Production on Saban’s Power Rangers (as it’s formally titled) is already well underway, as evidenced by the set photos that have leaked online – showing the Rangers doing battle with Rita and her forces, including her foot-soldiers known as Putty Patrollers. However, there’s one key player from the original MMPR property who had not been officially cast before cameras started rolling on the reboot: Zordon, the alien being who mentors the Rangers and gives them their “morphin” abilities.

That’s no longer the case though, as Heisenberg himself, Breaking Bad alum Bryan Cranston confirmed on Twitter that he’s playing Zordon in Saban’s Power Rangers. And in case anyone thought he was just kidding, the official Power Rangers movie Twitter account has re-posted Cranston’s Tweet, along with some Power Rangers-related trivia about the actor, as you can see, below. (Here’s another piece of Power Rangers-related trivia: Cranston voiced the monsters Twinman / Snizard on the original MMPR TV show.)

source (http://screenrant.com/power-rangers-movie-2016-bryan-cranston-zordon/)

Glad to hear filming has begun. I'm looking forward to when we get to see a trailer so we have more to form an opinion on than just a bunch of still images that won't necessarily represent the final product. While immensely different from the show, I do like Rita's costume design and how it might be inspired with her tides to the Green Ranger.

Rita design (http://i.imgur.com/3iEekru.jpg)
Power Rangers design (http://i.imgur.com/34pgaEQ.jpg)
Teaser Poster (http://i.imgur.com/MgSXYUx.jpg)


06-25-2016, 01:53 AM
I really love Cranston's voice, so I'm really looking forward to the movie in that regard. The suits are too B-movie for me. I'm sure they'll go through a redesign since it looks like they're trying to go for a muscles super suit instead of just spandex. Rita is whatever, I like Elizabeth enough that I'm willing to get over that she doesn't look like the original. I think they did an okay job of diversity.

06-25-2016, 02:59 AM
I'm not sure what those suits remind me most of: Iron Man or the Warden Armour from XCOM 2.

Either way, I grew up at exactly the right time for the Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers, so I am totally looking forward to this film

06-30-2016, 02:52 PM
Yeah, I'll probably give this a miss. I was too old when it came out and I always thought it looked and sounded terrible.

Fun Fact though: When I broke my leg and was in hospital, they used to give me morphine in tablet form. Just before taking it I would always say "It's morphine time!!"

10-08-2016, 06:12 PM
Here's a trailer, though no sign yet of Zordon or Alpha or suited-up Power Rangers:


Of course Power Rangers was always terrible, so not like this film can be any worse. Hopefully Bulk and Skull will be in this one too.

01-19-2017, 03:15 PM

01-19-2017, 03:58 PM
This movie looks like it's going to be pretty bad. Bryan sounds robotic.

01-20-2017, 04:16 PM
I am actually very hyped now. It wont be great. But it looks super fun!

01-20-2017, 05:25 PM
I am actually very hyped now. It wont be great. But it looks super fun!

It looks awful but the sort of awful nostalgia trip I'll see, enjoy for how awful it is, then bitch about it for years as they release one shitty sequel after another.

01-20-2017, 07:10 PM
Sequels? No way this gets sequels.

01-20-2017, 09:47 PM
The best Power Rangers movie is Birth by Sleep.


01-21-2017, 03:52 AM
Sequels? No way this gets sequels.

After the sheer number of Transformers sequels and even a Ninja Turtles sequel I will never make such an assumption again.

01-21-2017, 04:11 AM
Judging by all the trailers so far, as someone who grew up watching Mighty Morphin Power Rangers from the very beginning until midway through the Zeo story arc (I think that was the...forth season?) I have to say this looks BAD, and not even in a so-bad-it's-good way. Again, going by the trailers, the fact that the film appears to takes itself 100% seriously, and expects the audience to do the same, dooms it to being a piece of crap suitable for virtually no one. I mean who exactly is this movie for? Adults who grew up watching the show like me? No, it's completely done away with any resemblance to that show in favor of some gritty grimdark crap. To introduce a new generation of kids? I don't see how, there doesn't seem to be much of anything here to draw them, and it doesn't even look like kids are the target audience, which might be the dumbest part. So then, what are we left with? Generic action movie? Well, okay, fine, but in a world where a Marvel/DC superhero film comes out every other month and a new Transformers film comes out every year, the two main ingredients to this film are already better served elsewhere, many times over.

With a budget of $120 million (holy crap how did that happen?) I will be utterly amazed if this doesn't end up as one of the top ten box office bombs of all time.

I remember a few years ago when a trailer leaked for a cancelled cgi Power Rangers feature film, and honestly, it looked and felt way more like what a Power Rangers film should be. Campy, colorful, and fun. I think they should have stuck with that idea. That had the potential to either be something great, or something so bad it was great.


Of course, I could be wrong about all this. The movie that did end up getting made could be exactly what a 2017 Power Rangers film should be and clean up at the box office. I won't hold my breath.

04-10-2017, 03:21 PM
Sorry to ask, but anyone mind telling me where my review disappeared to? If there was a problem with it, then fair enough, but it I wasn't given any messages (and I was away), it's a shame that I typed a review out of the movie, while it was fresh in my mind, and now it's gone (and I don't have any copies of the review).

04-10-2017, 03:33 PM
The forum was rolled back to 28th March due to some technical issues. There's more information in the most recent forum announcement.

Apologies that your thread was lost.

04-10-2017, 04:09 PM
Understood. I might see if I can write it again one day, as I may still have some memory of the movie in my mind (I loved it, so I should still remember it, but even things you love can be remembered inaccurately).

04-15-2017, 05:18 AM
This movie was almost as bad as I expected it to be. I was disappointed they doing flail their arms around and throw in some extra kicks as they talked, but I did get to hear Rita screech for her monster to grow.