‘Power Rangers’ Officially Rated PG-13

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The upcoming feature film reboot of the Fox Kids series Mighty Morphin Power Rangers is a major departure from the original series. It is essentially a total reimagining featuring a much darker and more mature take as opposed to the colorful and campy children’s series.

Power Rangers Now has reported that the film has officially received a PG-13 rating. As we have seen the in the trailer, the film with real teenage issues such as bullying as the characters struggle to find their place in the world.

After an incredible teaser trailer that got the world’s attention, myself and many fans have begun to temper their excitement having yet to see a full trailer that features the Rangers in their full suits and in action with their Zords with only two months left to go until the film’s release. But chances Lionsgate is saving the premiere of the official trailer until the Superbowl when they’ll have the chance to capture the world’s attention once more.

Power Rangers hits theaters on March 24, 2017.

The film stars Dacre Montgomery as Jason Lee Scott (Red Ranger), RJ Cyler as Billy Cranston (Blue Ranger), Naomi Scott as Kimberly Hart (Pink Ranger), Becky G as Trini Kwan (Yellow Ranger), Ludi Lin as Zack Taylor (Black Ranger), Bill Hader as Alpha 5, Elizabeth Banks as Rita Repulsa, and Bryan Cranston as Zordon.

Saban’s Power Rangers follows five ordinary high school kids who must become something extraordinary when they learn that their small town of Angel Grove – and the world – is on the verge of being obliterated by an alien threat. Chosen by destiny, our heroes quickly discover that they are the only ones who can save the planet. But to do so they will have to overcome their real-life issues and band together as the Power Rangers before it is too late.

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First Look at Bryan Cranston as Zordon in ‘Power Rangers’

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The upcoming film reboot for Power Rangers which features an alien like redesign for all of the characters in a darker, more mature take on the franchise has so far offered us looks at the new suits, Zords, and villains in almost every single way but in the film except for Rita Repulsa. We’ve gotten posters featuring the new suits and Zords, images of the new toys revealing Goldar and the new Putties, but until now we have yet to see the new look for Zordon who is played by Bryan Cranston.

The new design for Zordon has come through a rather potato quality photo of a phone demoing the new virtual reality experience from Lionsgate for the film which will make its debut tomorrow at CES in Las Vegas. While most of the designs have been major departures from the original series, the new look for Zordon is much more familiar and for the most part just looks like Bryan Cranston with a blue face.

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As I’ve said before, I am beginning to lose confidence in the film. After getting the world’s attention with a fantastic teaser trailer, Lionsgate has revealed nothing else from the film except for a rather cloudy poster of the new Zords. The studio needs to get moving on the marketing campaign because at this point I would venture to say the average moviegoer has no idea this film is even coming out.

Power Rangers hits theaters on March 24, 2017.

The film stars Dacre Montgomery as Jason Lee Scott (Red Ranger), RJ Cyler as Billy Cranston (Blue Ranger), Naomi Scott as Kimberly Hart (Pink Ranger), Becky G as Trini Kwan (Yellow Ranger), Ludi Lin as Zack Taylor (Black Ranger), Elizabeth Banks as Rita Repulsa, Bill Hader as Alpha 5, and Bryan Cranston as Zordon.

Saban’s Power Rangers follows five ordinary high school kids who must become something extraordinary when they learn that their small town of Angel Grove – and the world – is on the verge of being obliterated by an alien threat. Chosen by destiny, our heroes quickly discover that they are the only ones who can save the planet. But to do so they will have to overcome their real-life issues and band together as the Power Rangers before it is too late.

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Toys R Us Reveals Putty Patrol Action Figure From ‘Power Rangers’

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The new design for Rita Repulsa’s Putty Patrol from the upcoming film reboot of Power Rangers has been revealed through a toy just like the Zords, Megazord, and Goldar. So far everything we have seen has been reimagined with an alien-like design for the new film which has swapped out the colorful campy tone for a darker, more mature take on the rangers. Rather than the monsters made from clay looking like stuntmen in gray suits, the new Putties look very much like actual monsters made from clay. I think the studio had the right intention behind the new look of the Putties but much like the new design for Goldar, the execution is poor.

As someone who grew up as a huge Power Rangers fan (I’m talking Halloween costumes, Power Rangers themed Birthday parties, the whole nine) I am beginning to temper my excitement for the release of the upcoming film. We are now just over two months away from the release of the film and all we have seen so far are posters and a teaser trailer, albeit an awesome teaser trailer that got everyone’s attention, we have still yet to see any shots from the film of the Rangers in action sporting their full suits as they take on the villains. With the lack of a new trailer during what felt like trailer week 2016 last month and the continued revealing of characters from the film through toys, I’m quickly beginning to lose confidence in the film Dean Israelite has helmed for Lionsgate.

Power Rangers hits theaters on March 24, 2017.

The film stars Dacre Montgomery as Jason Lee Scott (Red Ranger), RJ Cyler as Billy Cranston (Blue Ranger), Naomi Scott as Kimberly Hart (Pink Ranger), Becky G as Trini Kwan (Yellow Ranger), Ludi Lin as Zack Taylor (Black Ranger), Elizabeth Banks as Rita Repulsa, Bill Hader as Alpha 5, and Bryan Cranston as Zordon.

Saban’s Power Rangers follows five ordinary high school kids who must become something extraordinary when they learn that their small town of Angel Grove – and the world – is on the verge of being obliterated by an alien threat. Chosen by destiny, our heroes quickly discover that they are the only ones who can save the planet. But to do so they will have to overcome their real-life issues and band together as the Power Rangers before it is too late.

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‘Power Rangers’ Plot Details Emerge: Rita Repulsa is a Former Green Ranger Gone Rogue

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New details on the plot of the upcoming reboot of Power Rangers have emerged. The film itself is a darker, more mature reimagining the colorful campy children’s series from the nineties. Along with a total redesign of the Rangers’ suits came a new look for the villainous alien invader hell bent on world domination Rita Repulsa. Considering the series has always used colors to distinguish the rangers from one another, myself and many began to speculate that Rita’s new green and gold suit could signal that she was harnessing the power of the dragon coin which she had given to Tommy Oliver in the original series, transforming him into the Green ranger to help her take on the Power Rangers.

According to The Wrap, Rita Repulsa is, in fact, harnessing the dragon coin as she is the former Green Ranger gone rogue. In the film, Rita will be attempting to resurrect her lackey Goldar after he was vaporized into microscopic gold particles many centuries ago. It seems the film will be also pulling elements other versions other than Mighty Morphin Power Rangers including Power Rangers Zeo. In this new version, Goldar was created with the purpose of stealing the Zeo crystal, the artifact which the Rangers’ power stems from. The film will inject a ticking clock as the rangers will only have 71 hours to stop her. My bet is on them failing and Rita supersizing Goldar to give the Rangers an opportunity to use the Megazord in battle. Rita will be trying to deliver the Zeo crystal to Mighty Morphin’s other major villain, her master Lord Zedd.

The putty patrol will also be on hand as the report states they will appear in multiple action sequences including a bank heist in Russia.

The film seems to be retooling the origin of Zordon as well. In the original series, Zordon created the Power Morphers after he was trapped him in a time warp. The report also states that in the film, Zordon was the original red Ranger before being trapped in a state of pure energy.

Power Rangers hits theaters on March 24, 2017.

The film stars Dacre Montgomery as Jason Lee Scott (Red Ranger), RJ Cyler as Billy Cranston (Blue Ranger), Naomi Scott as Kimberly Hart (Pink Ranger), Becky G as Trini Kwan (Yellow Ranger), Ludi Lin as Zack Taylor (Black Ranger), Elizabeth Banks as Rita Repulsa, Bill Hader as Alpha 5, and Bryan Cranston as Zordon.

Saban’s Power Rangers follows five ordinary high school kids who must become something extraordinary when they learn that their small town of Angel Grove – and the world – is on the verge of being obliterated by an alien threat. Chosen by destiny, our heroes quickly discover that they are the only ones who can save the planet. But to do so they will have to overcome their real-life issues and band together as the Power Rangers before it is too late.

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Individual Zord Designs for ‘Power Rangers’ Reboot Revealed

The upcoming reboot of Power Rangers features all new looks for the Rangers and Megazords that deviates far away from the colorful look of the original Fox Kids series to give us something darker and a bit more mature. The film still manages to stay true to its core with reimagined, yet familiar versions of the main characters but the visual aesthetics for the Rangers and their Megazord have a much more traditional Japanese influence compared to the original suits and Zords modeled after the dinosaur and prehistoric animal synonymous with each Rangers’ power coin.

Over the last month, several toys have been revealed giving us our first look at Jason’s Tyrannosaurus Zord along with his Power Sword as well as the fully assembled Megazord from the upcoming film. Today the rest of the toy Zords have been revealed showcasing the designs for the Blue Ranger’s Triceratops, The Black Rangers Mastodon, the Yellow Rangers Sabertooth Tiger, and the Pink Rangers Teradactyl. The designs are right in line with everything else we have seen from the film so far. A gray figure can also be seen in the photo for the Teradactyl Zord. Could this be our first look at the new Putty design?

While it doesn’t seem like it will be possible to assemble to the individual Zords together to create the Megazord, a separate Megazord toy which happens to be very large will be hitting shelves this holiday season.

Power Rangers stars Dacre Montgomery as Jason Lee Scott (Red Ranger), RJ Cyler as Billy Cranston (Blue Ranger), Naomi Scott as Kimberly Hart (Pink Ranger), Becky G as Trini Kwan (Yellow Ranger), Ludi Lin as Zack Taylor (Black Ranger), Elizabeth Banks as Rita Repulsa, Bryan Cranston as Zordon, and Bill Hader as Alpha 5.

Power Rangers hits theaters on March 24, 2017.

Saban’s Power Rangers follows five ordinary high school kids who must become something extraordinary when they learn that their small town of Angel Grove – and the world – is on the verge of being obliterated by an alien threat. Chosen by destiny, our heroes quickly discover that they are the only ones who can save the planet. But to do so they will have to overcome their real-life issues and band together as the Power Rangers before it is too late.

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New Look at Power Rangers and Rita Repulsa’s Suits

The upcoming Power Rangers reboot is a reimagination of the franchise featuring a darker and more dramatic look and tone compared to the bright and campy tone of the original Fox Kids Series. This reimagining brings us all new designs of the suits worn by the Power Rangers as well as the costume of their arch-nemesis Rita Repulsa.

The upcoming Power Rangers reboot is a reimagination of the franchise featuring a darker and more dramatic look and tone compared to the bright and campy take on the original Fox Kids Series. This reimagining brings us all new designs of the suits worn by the Power Rangers as well as the costume of their arch-nemesis Rita Repulsa.

Thanks to Instagram user michaelangeloming (h/t CBR) we have a new close-up look at all of the new Power Ranger suits as well as a look at Rita Repulsa’s new green costume.

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Along with the new looks for the Rangers and Rita Repulsa, we just got our first look at the newly designed Megazord when it was revealed via the official twitter account for the upcoming film this past Friday.

Considering everything we have seen so far from the film is redesigned from the original series, you can bet that the yet to be revealed characters of Zordon and Alpha will be sporting an updated look as well. But even with the fresh take on the upcoming film, the core of the series still remains in that the characters myself and many grew up loving are still the same teenagers with attitude.

Power Rangers stars Dacre Montgomery as Jason Lee Scott (Red Ranger), RJ Cyler as Billy Cranston (Blue Ranger), Naomi Scott as Kimberly Hart (Pink Ranger), Becky G as Trini Kwan (Yellow Ranger), Ludi Lin as Zack Taylor (Black Ranger), Elizabeth Banks as Rita Repulsa, Bryan Cranston as Zordon, and Bill Hader as Alpha 5.

Power Rangers hits theaters on March 24, 2017.

Saban’s Power Rangers follows five ordinary high school kids who must become something extraordinary when they learn that their small town of Angel Grove – and the world – is on the verge of being obliterated by an alien threat. Chosen by destiny, our heroes quickly discover that they are the only ones who can save the planet. But to do so they will have to overcome their real-life issues and band together as the Power Rangers before it is too late.

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‘Power Rangers’ Megazord Design Revealed

Late Friday night, the official twitter account for the upcoming film revealed the new toy Megazord which gave us our first look at the new faceless design.

In an attempt to separate itself from the original Fox Kids series that began airing in 1993, the upcoming Power Rangers film has deviated far away from the colorful and campy tone of the original series to a bleaker and more serious take on the teenagers with attitude who come together to defend the Earth from evil alien invaders.

The original series which took place in the bright and sunny Angel Grove, California has opted for the rather grim atmosphere that productions filmed in Vancouver and the pacific northwest share. Along with dropping ‘Mighty Morphin’ from the title, the new film features all new updated designs for the Rangers’ suits which have a much more traditional Japanese influence compared to the original suits that featured helmets modeled after the dinosaur and prehistoric animal synonymous with each Rangers’ power coin.

Last week, RangerNation.com revealed the first look at several toys which included the Red Rangers Tyrannosaurus Megazord plus his Power Sword as well as the Rangers’ Morphers and Power Coins which we were treated to a glimpse of in the official teaser trailer that debuted at New York Comic Con.

Late Friday night, the official twitter account for the upcoming film revealed the new toy Megazord which gave us our first look at the new faceless design.

The new Megazord is a major departure from the original Megazord but is right in line aesthetically with the design cues of the new suits for the Rangers. What’s disappointing here is that it doesn’t seem like you will be able to take the Rangers’ individual Zords and put them together to create the Megazord like you could back in the nineties.

It’s also a bit odd that the new Megazord sports a pair of wings. In the original, even though the Pink Ranger had a Pterodactyl power coin, the Megazord did not have wings until the White Ranger joined his Falcon Ninjazord with the Ninja Megazord in the first Mighty Morphin Power Rangers movie .

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As someone who grew up with the original series as a kid, I am very excited for the new modern take on the Rangers. While I don’t love the new designs for the suits or this new Megazord, I do appreciate how much the production has done to separate itself from the original series for a new audience so I’ll wait to judge the suits and Megazords until I see them in action.

Power Rangers stars Dacre Montgomery as Jason Lee Scott (Red Ranger), RJ Cyler as Billy Cranston (Blue Ranger), Naomi Scott as Kimberly Hart (Pink Ranger), Becky G as Trini Kwan (Yellow Ranger), Ludi Lin as Zack Taylor (Black Ranger), Elizabeth Banks as Rita Repulsa, Bryan Cranston as Zordon, and Bill Hader as Alpha 5.

Power Rangers hits theaters on March 24, 2017.

Saban’s Power Rangers follows five ordinary high school kids who must become something extraordinary when they learn that their small town of Angel Grove – and the world – is on the verge of being obliterated by an alien threat. Chosen by destiny, our heroes quickly discover that they are the only ones who can save the planet. But to do so they will have to overcome their real-life issues and band together as the Power Rangers before it is too late.

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