The reboot of an iconic Power Rangers villain looks nothing like the original. | The Tylt
The new Power Rangers reboot has everyone abuzz about one character: Rita Repulsa. Rita, who was originally portrayed by Japanese actress Machiko Soga, will be played by Elizabeth Banks in the new reboot. Banks describes the new Rita as "modern and edgy," and her look has some fans very excited. However, many have noted the character looks nothing like the original, and other fans are upset an Asian actress wasn't picked for the role.
What do you think?
The reboot of an iconic Power Rangers villain looks nothing like the original.
Ok come on: Doctor Strange, Major Motoko Kusanagi, and now even Rita Repulsa? Asian actors seriously canNOT catch a break.— Arielle Jovellanos ✨ (@joviellety) April 19, 2016
Dear Diary,— Kickback @TokuNation (@rankal) April 19, 2016
Today was the first time in 22 years that I found Rita Repulsa attractive. My inner child, and adult self, are so confused.
not only they whitewashed Rita Repulsa, they made her look more like a green Divatox than anything else.— Original Vagabond (@_bbyt) April 19, 2016