The Power Rangers were some of my favorite heroes as a kid. I still remember dressing up as one on several different occasions for Halloween. That being said, it’s a giant mystery to me why they are making a live action film adaptation for this now. All those childhood memories are about to ruined with one giant nostalgia breaking pile of doo doo, or at least that’s what I believe. Don’t get me wrong I am hopeful that this will be a good movie that appeals to mass audiences and gives us a faithful adaptation to the rangers that I used to love as a kid, I’m just not super confident that will happen.
Anyway we do have some news regarding the upcoming Power Rangers film courtesy of the scoop masters at Heroic Hollywood. They broke some info on who the villain is going to be and even some news surounding the legendary floating head Zordon. The villain looks to be Rita Repulsa. Rita is probably the most classic of the Power Ranger villains so it’ll be interesting to see how they take this and put it onto the big screen.
They describe Rita in the movie as follows:
A huntress. A striking, yet subtly alien-looking woman. She carries a metallic staff topped with a distinctive crescent shape. Advances with a soldier’s confidence, guided by some sort of compass… Her staff is actually a device of immense power. She points it at the ground. Heads emerge, built layer upon layer like 3-D printing, made from the earth itself… The staff’s technology grants her the ability to create humanoid figures, soulless and robotic.”
I’m also told that we first meet Rita in the prologue of the film which takes place during the cretaceous period, on the last day of the dinosaurs on Earth. Rita fights that period’s Power Rangers. The Red Ranger is also fan favorite ZORDON!
Also check out they describe Zordon here:
Though alien, he looks like a man in his 50s. Sinewy and strong, as if carved from some root that refused to die. A being of integrity and iron will.
No idea how to take that at all. Zordon is supposed to be in the Wizard of Oz type machine that makes him a floaing head. Is he still going to be in the machine or is he strictly just a man now? Also regarding Rita and dinosaurs and Zordon as a Power Ranger.. I just don’t know about this. Look as of now I’ll still be there opening night to check out this thing, whatever it is, but right now I’m just not sold. There is a way to do this film right, but this news doesn’t radiate good vibes. Hopefully we will get some production images in the coming months and a trailer later on next year.
What do you Guys out in Bro Nation think of the news about Power Rangers? Are you excited to see the Morphin’ Rangers in action on the big screen? Drop a comment and let’s start a discussion.