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Cinema Sins just released a video on the Power Rangers film and it made me realize just what my complaint with the third act is. I’ve mentioned before that the film is consistently great except when it’s trying to be a Power Rangers movie. The trappings of the source material are ultimately what kill it, particularly in the third act. I think, if I were to improve the film, what I would want to do is remove the giant robots and giant monsters entirely. Maybe even the Ranger suits.
Because the entire second act revolves around training the kids and is possibly the best part of the film. But then this happens.
edited 22nd Aug '17 11:28:35 AM by TobiasDrake
So you just wouldn't have made a Power Rangers movie.
You would have then been fired for not making a Power Rangers movie, because you were paid to write a Power Rangers movie.
See, I can snark, too.
The best part of this Power Rangers movie is when it's not being a Power Rangers movie. So this movie should probably have just not been a Power Rangers movie, and something else should have been the Power Rangers movie.
Well Zordon needed to make the money he spent on those giant robots go to good use somehow.
edited 22nd Aug '17 11:33:25 AM by AdricDePsycho
"We paid for the giant robots, so we gotta use them!"
So for those not aware, Hasbro recently acquired the license to Power Rangers. Despite the fact that a sequel to the 2017 movie seems unlikely, Hasbro still has hopes for more Power Rangers movies.
But why do another origin? Look, I get not everyone was down for the entirety of the Breakfast Club bits but that film went over way better than it had any right too. Just go from there since you’re at the good stuff like Tommy already.
And stop trying to make the Hasbroverse a thing! The failure of ROM and Jem comics should have made it clear no one wants one!
edited 1st Jun '18 12:18:20 PM by Beatman1
The article mentions neither a new origin nor the Hasbroverse.
The former is just my immediate red flag with clearing the slate. I mean, if you’re getting rid of everyone and restarting whole cloth, if they do, it makes no sense from their perspective to start in the middle.
The latter is just Hasbro in general, since they’ve been trying to do it with comics for a while now and failed at every step.
I mean, if you’re getting rid of everyone and restarting whole cloth, if they do, it makes no sense from their perspective to start in the middle.
There’s no mention this is what they’ll be doing. All that’s been said is Hasbro wants more Power Rangers movies. Maybe they’ll go for a clean slate, maybe they won’t. for now we don’t know.
By that logic, they should've never made MTME / Lost Light comics, since Michael Bay films have proved that there's no such thing as "Good transformer media"
Flawed Logic is Flawed.
The Jem comics were also really damn good.
As for the origin thing, the good thing about Power Rangers is there's literally any number of series they could draw from for the next attempt at a movie.
The weird thing about a reboot, is I can kinda see it. The last movie's weirdly at its best when it's being the Breakfast Club, and the Rangers learning to be friends and to know each other. When it becomes Power Rangers... it just becomes Generic. The fight scenes were meh. The Megazord was fucking awful. The only elements that worked on the Power Rangers side of thing were Zordon and Rita's reinterpretation.
I can kinda see it hard to continue a PR film franchise where the Rangers are at their most interesting when they are not the Rangers.
I would argue that being past that since the first movie was focused so much on (fairly well done IMO) character development and introduction means the second movie can be more action focused and less generic about it.
But for all I know they’re going to do sort of a soft reboot like The Incredible Hulk where the first movie happened in Broad Strokes and they just change the actors around.
One thing that could be interesting is that if Tommy becomes the Green Ranger, what Zord will he have? Will it be the regular Dragonzord or very different? Besides that, maybe he could become the White Ranger instead?
I wouldn't mind if they went more Dairanger with the Thunder Zords, but still kept the MMPR colors. Kind of a mishmash of designs. Besides that, Lord Zedd could be interesting. Will Serpenterra be used? Is he going to be a lost ranger too? There's a lot they can go with.
edited 1st Jun '18 7:22:36 PM by Irene
Is there a particular reason he wouldn't have the Dragonzord since the movie didn't change the zords?
I don't think the movie's unsalvageable. Yes, it's at its best when it's being The Breakfast Club, but the bits leading up to the Power Rangers part are good too. The kids playing around with superpowers, the training sequence, even the drama with Zordon is pretty neat. The just need to make the Ranger parts of the next movie more like this:
And less like all that garbage in the third act.
A Bunch of Props From the Power Rangers Movie are Going to Be Up for Auction Soon
Looks like this sequel, at least another of this series with the same cast isn't happening.
Looks like it is happening after all
I am so fucking happy right now.
Well, I’m not gonna look a gift horse in the mouth.
This part of the production deal with Paramount?
Shut up and take my money.
No, but seriously, like 4/5 of the first film was phenomenal. If they can keep the emphasis on the character-driven aspects and just work on making the suited up and Zord sequences look and feel less stupid, this franchise really can be a hit.
90's-style Teenagers WITH ATTITUDE have never been so compelling as that first movie.
Edited by TobiasDrake on Aug 8th 2018 at 8:25:45 AM
Well, considering the most common complaint about the first movie was the lack of the Power Rangers actually being Power Rangers, while the most common praise was the character-driven part. There need to be a balance between the character-driven part and the action scenes, which would be easier considering they already done the origin and establishing relationships out of the way.
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