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 Psycho Soldier » 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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Re: Power Rangers (2017)

Postby Dr Kain » Fri Mar 24, 2017 10:30 am

lhb412 wrote:Wow. We're getting a truly mixed reception here!


I think it comes down to whether or not your are a Sentai/Power Rangers fan.

I thought the tone was perfect. It felt like Dairanger in a way with a perfect balance of silliness and seriousness. The only bit that didn't work for me was the masturbation joke at the beginning and then of course, I'm still not feeling the designs.
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Re: Power Rangers (2017)

Postby Dai » Fri Mar 24, 2017 11:58 am

You could really see the struggle the creative team had in searching for a tone and direction for this movie, but on the whole I think it paid off. I was surprised at how instantly likeable many of the characters were, with Jason and Billy being especially great. Red rangers always run the risk of being bland; not an issue here. The dialogue was generally good too, though I didn't enjoy the few lapses into crude humour.

I can only think of three real negatives. Rita's depiction didn't gel until late in the movie, being overly quirky at first, and not feeling like the threat Zordon bigged her up to be until her power was in full flow. Some of the cuts between scenes were awkward, with a puzzling lack of establishing shots that made it hard to figure out where certain scenes were taking place at first. Finally, if you've seen the first two trailers, you've seen the movie. That one is on the marketing team, of course, but in this case I think they had little choice. Structurally, this is a very old-school, 80s-esque movie, with all its big action money shots crammed into the third act.

Aside from those issues, it was a blast. It could have done with more time in the ranger suits, but the characters are entertaining enough in themselves that it didn't feel like a problem. Mostly though, it just felt like Power Rangers. Definitely something tonally at the RPM end of the spectrum rather than the original goofy Mighty Morphin', but a real Power Rangers story nonetheless. Here's hoping it does good enough business to greenlight a sequel.
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Re: Power Rangers (2017)

Postby Henry88 » Fri Mar 24, 2017 1:24 pm

How the Power Rangers reboot morphed into a surprising triumph
https://www.theguardian.com/film/filmbl ... ero-movies
who would have thought.
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Re: Power Rangers (2017)

Postby DannyBeane » Sat Mar 25, 2017 5:20 pm

Saw it today and... Power Rangers did not suck. Actually I had a stupid amount of fun, more fun than I probably should have :lol: It felt almost like a movie you would watch in the 80s/early 90s, but had modern spfx and a budget of 100+ million dollars. I hope it gets a sequel. Also, there is a mid credit teaser you should stay for.
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Re: Power Rangers (2017)

Postby Henry88 » Sat Mar 25, 2017 7:12 pm

Spoiler Below:
Also, there is a mid credit teaser you should stay for.


Zed?
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Re: Power Rangers (2017)

Postby DannyBeane » Sat Mar 25, 2017 8:57 pm

Henry88 wrote:
Spoiler Below:
Also, there is a mid credit teaser you should stay for.


Zed?

Spoiler Below:
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Re: Power Rangers (2017)

Postby mr.negativity » Wed Mar 29, 2017 11:06 am

mr.negativity wrote:Variety MARCH 22, 2017:
‘Power Rangers’ Producer: ‘We Already Have a Six-Movie Arc’

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Where ‘Power Rangers 2’ Could Possibly Take the Series
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Re: Power Rangers (2017)

Postby O.Supreme » Thu Mar 30, 2017 6:23 pm

How are there going to be any sequels?

Just remember this, Ghostbusters (2016) on a Budget of $144M made 229M world wide and was considered a critical and financial disaster

Pacific Rim (2013) on a Budget of 190M made $411M world wide and is only by a conversion of several miracles getting a sequel.

Now... Power Rangers had a slightly lower budget than these films $100M, but does anyone think that it will actually reach $200M world wide? (sitting at around $68M currently) with its opening weekend being behind it?
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Re: Power Rangers (2017)

Postby Henry88 » Thu Mar 30, 2017 6:54 pm

How are there going to be any sequels?


it is Hollywood they are crazy like that .
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