Power Rangers (2017)

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Re: Power Rangers (2017)

Postby lhb412 » Mon Mar 13, 2017 12:24 pm

Rodanex wrote: My favorite thing about this video is that it has Judas Priest's "Electric Eye" playing in the background.



... aaaaand I've listened to Electric Eye dozens of times since I watched this video. Thanks Saban!

I love that he chose that at the placeholder, totally anticipating a heavy metal theme for his show.
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Re: Power Rangers (2017)

Postby Dr Kain » Mon Mar 13, 2017 1:19 pm

Good god. The trailers now show the rangers fighting without their helmets fully on. WTF? It also doesn't help that there is some god awful rap music in it.
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Re: Power Rangers (2017)

Postby lhb412 » Mon Mar 13, 2017 3:34 pm

^I think their helmets open up like visors when they're piloting the zords?
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Re: Power Rangers (2017)

Postby jellydonut25 » Tue Mar 14, 2017 1:22 am

lhb412 wrote:^I think their helmets open up like visors when they're piloting the zords?

And just whenever the movie feels the need to remind us about the actor's faces. I've seen multiple shots of them standing outside the zords, suits on, helmets off.

I've been accused of that being a nitpick, but I feel like that's by a lot of the same people (myself included in this latter portion) who heaped praise upon Dredd for Karl Urban keeping his helmet on at all times.
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Re: Power Rangers (2017)

Postby Dr Kain » Tue Mar 14, 2017 2:07 am

lhb412 wrote:^I think their helmets open up like visors when they're piloting the zords?


But it's completely unneccessary. What if the zord's computer blows up and the debris slices up their faces? Then they're pretty much dead because that is all they have going for them.
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Re: Power Rangers (2017)

Postby lhb412 » Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:56 pm

Reviews trickling out, most not good, but one point stuck with me when I read the review on uproot...

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It's a two hour movie and they don't actually morph and get their zords until the last half hour?!
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Re: Power Rangers (2017)

Postby Dr Kain » Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:57 pm

The review I read said it feels like the movie is afraid of its source material, which is what I have been saying for months.
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Re: Power Rangers (2017)

Postby klen7 » Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:21 pm

^^ So Fan4stic all over again?
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Re: Power Rangers (2017)

Postby O.Supreme » Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:41 pm

^ I don't know about that. Sure the movie will probably fade into obscurity, but it DOES have a loyal fan base, probably just enough to *maybe* make the movie profitable (but not sequel worthy). But who knows...the thing could do like some other movies and make a ton in other markets like China warranting a continuation *shudders*.

Kind of sad that F4, even among Marvel fans, cant find acceptance considering they were the "first Superhero family" of Marvel.
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Re: Power Rangers (2017)

Postby Dr Kain » Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:00 pm

O.Supreme wrote:^ I don't know about that. Sure the movie will probably fade into obscurity, but it DOES have a loyal fan base, probably just enough to *maybe* make the movie profitable (but not sequel worthy). But who knows...the thing could do like some other movies and make a ton in other markets like China warranting a continuation *shudders*.

Kind of sad that F4, even among Marvel fans, cant find acceptance considering they were the "first Superhero family" of Marvel.


Yeah, but Power Ranger fans want the movie be Power Rangers, which is the exact opposite of this thing. I'm sure it will make some money this weekend, but the word of mouth from fans of the franchise will spread and the other fans that didn't get to see it opening weekend for one reason or another will decide not to.
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Re: Power Rangers (2017)

Postby Jinzo Ningen » Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:01 am

Even positive reviews are mostly along the lines of "It doesn't totally suck." Hardly what Lionsgate wanted to hear. What I've read & heard leads me to beleive that this will morph onto homevideo at Turbo speed.
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Re: Power Rangers (2017)

Postby Bruticus » Thu Mar 23, 2017 3:32 pm

I've been going back and forth about whether or not I'm going to see this one in the theater. I wasn't even that into PR as a kid, outside of owning some figures and a Halloween costume, but I watched and enjoyed Zyuranger last year and have been wanting to give this movie a fair shake anyway. Even the reviews so far haven't swayed me one way or the other. Might go see it just to satisfy my curiosity. I've thrown more money at dumber, more useless things.
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Re: Power Rangers (2017)

Postby Dr Kain » Fri Mar 24, 2017 1:48 am

Wow, just wow. This movie was delightful. 8/10.
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Re: Power Rangers (2017)

Postby Gman2887 » Fri Mar 24, 2017 3:11 am

There's a lot of things about this movie that doesn't work. It's uneven, jarring and tonally bipolar, but I sort of enjoy it because of those flaws. If nothing else it's given long time fans an intriguing new take to chew on. I think the characters work for the most part--It's basically Breakfast Club with superpowers. It definitely needed more Ranger action though.

Spoiler Below:
The ability to morph hinging on how well the characters' develop and learn to care for each other was a good idea, but it's not a seamless exercise. The payoff felt fairly short.

And why didn't anyone wake up when Trini was being thrashed? How did she explain the condition of her bedroom to her parents?


I'm a little conflicted on this one. I'll say it's very okay. It works well in parts, but not as a cohesive whole.
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Re: Power Rangers (2017)

Postby mr.negativity » Fri Mar 24, 2017 3:17 am

Variety MARCH 22, 2017:
‘Power Rangers’ Producer: ‘We Already Have a Six-Movie Arc’
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Re: Power Rangers (2017)

Postby lhb412 » Fri Mar 24, 2017 9:20 am

Wow. We're getting a truly mixed reception here!
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