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Old May 8 2014, 11:54 AM   #16
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Re: Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers Movie Reboot Announced

I agree that it has to be Rita. The reboot should evoke as much of the original run as possible.
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Old May 8 2014, 07:56 PM   #17
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I know this is a highly unlikely for any number of reasons, but I'll be one happy camper if they recreate this battle as, say, the climax of a trilogy.
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Old May 8 2014, 11:21 PM   #18
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I know this is a highly unlikely for any number of reasons, but I'll be one happy camper if they recreate this battle as, say, the climax of a trilogy.
The PR version of that battle is actually being done for the last episode of the current season.
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Old May 9 2014, 12:00 AM   #19
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This has to be gritty and grown up.


No.
I thought the same thing when I read that post
Because...?

Perhaps it's a difference of definitions. I'm not saying we need modern BSG gritty, or even Dark Knight trilogy gritty. But certainly on the level of the Marvel films, at least, could be done.

Just because something has origins in light-hearted and campy, doesn't mean it can't be brought up to snuff. Apparently even the later seasons of the shows before Saban bought it back where doing so to degrees.

If they make this film with a tilt towards Marvel's Avengers, instead of a tilt towards what the bulk of Power Rangers has been, it could open so many new doors. Especially because of that all-powerful nostalgia factor that so many reboots capitalize on.

You make an MMPR film like the one in 96 or the shows, aiming it squarely at a PG rating and 12 and under crowd, you're not going to make any money. That stuff might work for TV, but not for movies. A kids movie can make a boat-load, but Rangers have always straddled the uncomfortable and unprofitable (for films; they're plenty profitable in TV) fence of aiming at a 8-12 year old range. For TV it's good money, for movies its not.

You make this film for the same audience as Avengers, Spider-Man, X-Men, Man of Steel, Thor, so on and so forth? You're going to get those 5 and 6 year olds, those 8 and 9 year olds, and most important those 15 and 20 and 30 and 40 year olds.

You target this film at the same level the Rangers have been at for 20 years? You're going to get the 8-12 year olds and some die hard fans; not much else.
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Old May 9 2014, 12:15 AM   #20
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I would love to see this movie. The original recipe Mighty Morphin' rangers were a big part of my childhood. And as much as I loved the show, having a non-cheesy, bigger budget version would be awesome!

I agree, Frontier, that the Green Ranger should be involved in a major way in the plot line. In my opinion, his introduction is what really made the show take off and get to where it is today.
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Old May 9 2014, 12:18 AM   #21
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^^^
I agree I was a huge Power Rangers fan 20 years ago, 1st, 2nd (and 3rd?) season were awesome to me, I collected trading cards, comics and whatever..., I stopped being interested once I grew past the age of twelve. If I ever were to watch a Power Rangers movie in a cinema, it should reflect nostalgia and adultness equally, because 50% of the audience would be in their 30s.
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Old May 9 2014, 01:54 AM   #22
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I would love to see this movie. The original recipe Mighty Morphin' rangers were a big part of my childhood. And as much as I loved the show, having a non-cheesy, bigger budget version would be awesome!

I agree, Frontier, that the Green Ranger should be involved in a major way in the plot line. In my opinion, his introduction is what really made the show take off and get to where it is today.
Eh, I think they can do well without him and I think it should start with just the five. Someone mentioned a trilogy. The Green Ranger should definitely be in the sequel.
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Old May 9 2014, 05:11 AM   #23
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I know this is a highly unlikely for any number of reasons, but I'll be one happy camper if they recreate this battle as, say, the climax of a trilogy.
The PR version of that battle is actually being done for the last episode of the current season.
Yes, I'm aware, and there've already been snippets of it this season, but a big-budget version of it on the scale of Lord of the Rings would be downright delicious. Honestly, I'm much more into PR/Sentai because of the superhero fights rather than the big kaiju fights, but there's a place for both, of course.
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If Alpha 5 isn't in it, I'm out.
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Old May 9 2014, 08:51 AM   #25
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Jason David Frank (Tommy, the Green/White/Red/Red/Black) ranger is already chomping at the bit for a part.
Keep him away from the movie, I'm sick of him.

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Perhaps it's a difference of definitions. I'm not saying we need modern BSG gritty, or even Dark Knight trilogy gritty. But certainly on the level of the Marvel films, at least, could be done.
I agree that it should try to hit the tone of the Marvel films but I wouldn't describe them as dark and gritty, they're pretty lighthearted.

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The Green Ranger should definitely be in the sequel.
No way, he has to be in the first one, he's arguably the most popular and well known part of the series, he and the dragonzord will be a big draw, it would be madness not to use him.
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Old May 9 2014, 12:22 PM   #26
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I don't see any of that as a good reason to have him. The show was originally five. Most PR shows have five. And the evil Green Ranger arc was a good one, but wouldn't make sense for the first movie.
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Old May 9 2014, 01:34 PM   #27
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I don't see any of that as a good reason to have him. The show was originally five. Most PR shows have five.
The show was five rangers for a little bit more than a month before green showed up and became incredibly popular. And with him being in the movie as a villain it would still be five heroes.

And the evil Green Ranger arc was a good one, but wouldn't make sense for the first movie.
How would it not make sense, the green ranger stuff is one of the most memorable things about MMPR, him being a villain also gives the heroes a personal connection to the guy they're fighting, that's much better for the story than a generic monster they've never seen before.
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Old May 9 2014, 02:36 PM   #28
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It doesn't make sense because the characters need to be established before the bad guys decide to subvert them from within. The whole point of the Green Ranger is it shook them to their core after they had gotten their confidence. Their Zords were destroyed, Zordon was taken out of commission, etc. If the first movie were Power Ranger vs. Power Ranger, it would distract from the becoming heroes story and would make Rita too much of a secondary villain.

We may just have to agree to disagree here. I'm just saying it would make a great second story, but would be a distraction for the first story.

ETA: I'll point out that Green with Evil pt. 1 was 17 episodes in. If the show followed a normal broadcast schedule of a prime time show, it would have been shown something like six months later. My whole point is the show took time to establish the team before shaking things up (16 episodes to be exact). I think the movie needs to be the same.
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Old May 9 2014, 04:12 PM   #29
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It doesn't make sense because the characters need to be established before the bad guys decide to subvert them from within. The whole point of the Green Ranger is it shook them to their core after they had gotten their confidence.
That was the point in the series, it doesn't have to be the point in the movie, why can't he come in right at the start? It would be a different story but that doesn't mean it won't work. They could establish right at the start that the powers can be used for good or evil and that Zordon has five coins and Rita one. The green ranger showing up doesn't have to be a surprise or a subversion, the audience would expect it anyway and the characters can still be shocked by the reveal of who he is not that he exists.

... it would distract from the becoming heroes story and would make Rita too much of a secondary villain.
I don't think it would distract from them becoming heroes, they can still do that, it's just that they're fighting another ranger and not a anthropomorphized pig. I also don't see how it makes Rita a secondary villain, what difference does it make if she sends a monster or a ranger, in both cases she's sitting in her palace barking orders and getting headaches.

We may just have to agree to disagree here. I'm just saying it would make a great second story, but would be a distraction for the first story.
The problem is, they only really have one shot at this, if the first movie isn't a success there won't be a second one, that's the main reason I don't see them sitting on one of the most well known characters to save him for a sequel that might never happen.
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I think it would be cool to see the Green Ranger in this movie, and I can see it happening just because he's so recognizable and popular, but I do think it would be a better idea to leave him for a sequel. I think this movie could be interesting. I'd like to see it do something maybe a bit more mature than the tV shows (I'm not talking dark or gritty, just a bit more along the lines of what Frontier was saying, where it should try to attract the superhero/marvel movie type crowd, and that way get the younger kids and older people with nostalgia). Then again, I still enjoy Power Rangers today, so I can handle goofy. As long as the acting and writing is at least more like the best the show had to offer, and not the fairly bad writing/acting of the last few seasons, I definately think this movie has potential.
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