Are you feeling the new moody 'Power Rangers' trailer? | The Tylt
Are you feeling the new moody 'Power Rangers' trailer?
After the "Go Go Power Rangers" medley at the start of this trailer, you can't recognize a thing. These are not the Rangers you grew up with.
The best parallel might be the "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, "which has gone through a successful and arguably 'gritty' remake. But at the end of the day, they are still talking turtles that say "cowabunga." Can we have a Power Rangers movie where they don't use overly-aggressive hand gestures and declare it's "It's morphin' time!"?
As someone who grew up on Power Rangers, I wasn’t wowed by this thing at all. The reboot’s clearly going for less silliness, more grittiness. There were lots of staredowns set to dramatic music, big explosions, and desperate fleeing from police sirens. At least one-third of this trailer takes place at night, and I’m not even sure the original Rangers knew night existed. Well, if you don’t count that one pirate ship from that one movie. Plus, no Megazord, and barely a glimpse at one of the Power Rangers suits (we see more of Jason’s abs than we do his suit). And when it happens, there’s no exciting declaration, “It’s Morphin’ Time!” It’s just, “Oh this thing is happening I guess.” Color me meh.
It's time for the series to grow up and this movie looks like it has a lot of tricks up its sleeve. With any luck, we are looking at a full reboot of the franchise—even if it's not for kids.
This is exactly what we want in Power Rangers reboot.
In another Tylt debate we asked what you thought of the new Ranger costumes and the community was in favor of the new designs in a big way. But the costumes still have a sense of "old school" in them. The "vibe" of the new trailer, however, doesn't. This doesn't look like the Power Rangers movie you would take your kids to see.
But in a separate Tylt debate, the community voted against the casting of Elizabeth Banks as Rita Repulsa. It's just another case of whitewashing. We even have to wonder if they'll keep the character's name. At least the Tylt community likes Bryan Cranston as Zordon.