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.
Star Wars fans in the United States will want to go dark on the internet starting December 15th to avoid spoilers as Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is set to release in the UK a day ahead of its December 16th debut in North America.
Star Wars fans in the United States will want to go dark on the internet starting December 15th to avoid spoilers as Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is set to release in the UK a day ahead of its December 16th debut in North America. I would recommend downloading the Chrome extension “Force Block” which will automatically block pages that could potentially contain spoilers if you are that concerned.
A possible runtime for the film has also made its way onto the page of an Australian film exhibitor called Event Cinemas. The film is rumored to clock in at 133 minutes (2 hours and 13 minutes) which is pretty average for a Star Wars film so there is a high probability this rumor is accurate. The longest Star Wars film to date is currently Attack of the Clones which sits at 142 minutes (2 hours and 22 minutes).
From Lucasfilm comes the first of the Star Wars standalone films, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” an all-new epic adventure. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves. In theaters December 2016.
This morning Nintendo revealed it’s next generation console: Nintendo Switch.
This morning Nintendo revealed it’s next generation console: ‘Nintendo Switch’ which was originally dubbed ‘NX’. After seeing the trailer I have mixed feelings regarding the machine. I grew up back when Nintendo was the leading innovator in video games but over the last ten years, Nintendo has struggled to keep up with the industry. For a while, the company seemed completely disinterested in adapting to how gaming had evolved. They even removed themselves from E3 and opted to host their own event — Nintendo Treehouse — in order to showcase their upcoming games.
I understand that Nintendo’s main audience has always been children. But we Nintendo fans have grown up and the company has refused to grow with us. As someone who considered himself once a fan, I basically feel abandoned by the company. Now they seem to take advantage of the nostalgic factor by releasing a new title game such as Mario, Zelda, Supersmash, or Mario Kart once every new console. The problem for me is that it’s all they have to offer. Can I continue to justify purchasing a new machine every few years just for a few titles?
As far as the new console goes, I am not buying into the hype. The new controller says to me that the company has low expectations for how the console is going to perform so they’ve developed a gimmick to get people interested — much like they did with the introduction of Wii Remotes, and also the Wii U GamePad. I’m already feeling buyer’s remorse as I’ve been sucked in by ‘The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’. I do have to admit though the idea of being able to play console games on a portable device is appealing. The Nintendo 3DS was disappointing but if the portable experience on Switch is good enough, it could win me over. I carried my Sega Game Gear with me through the nineties and I don’t think we have had a portable gaming experience that has compared since.
Obviously, I am a bit salty. Considering I am the only person I know who bought a Wii U, I think it is probably best to remain trepidatious. Still going to buy it, though, begrudgingly.