First image of Elizabeth Banks as Rita Repulsa

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It kinda looks like a younger Rita
as in, origin story type, that this character grows older and becomes the original one
 

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#NotMyRitaRepulsa

Edit: Oh, turns out that I'm not the first person to use that hashtag. Woe is me.
 

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AccursedTheory said:
I thought the Power Rangers had been reduced to (Or have always been) Saturday morning filler.
Honestly, they seem to be more popular now than when I stopped watching them. Or started again.
 

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*don'ttalkabouttheboobsdon'ttalkabouttheboobsdon'ttalkabouttheboobsdon'ttalkabouttheboobsdon'ttalkabouttheboobs* She looks so... green? Was she always green? Eh, fuck it... There might be a subtle, yet campy, reason for the color, anyway...

Other than that, where's the trailer?
 

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That's not Rita...Rita wore Earth tones...and her silver hair was done up in a pair of huge cones on her head...and she had swirly cone boobs...Is the implication here that she will be acting as the Green Ranger personally? Will she turn into the Green Ranger Zord or some other giant green dragon monster? I can't wait to see how Finster and Goldar look...they'll probably make Goldar bright silver.
 

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Green and gold. Those were the colors of the Green Ranger costume. Maybe she'll have a deeper connection with the dragon coin.
 

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Winnosh said:
My biggest confusion is Why are they using the Mighty Morphin era of power rangers to do this. I mean just make a bunch of new characters and call them Power Rangers, that's pretty much the draw of the series. Seein what new group is going to be taking the mantle and fighting evil next. It's a show that's endured for Decades, we've got twenty plus years of kids who have grown up with different groups of rangers as their heroes. You pick any group of kids for the past two decades and you'll get lots of different answers to Who are the power rangers.

Bringing back and recasting the originals serves little purpose.
To be honest that mentality of ditching the old team and starting anew began with the 8th season of the show. Before then they would gradually replace the cast over time, usually with a ceremony where the power would be transferred to a new team. When new suits were usually done when the previous ones were destroyed or found to be obsolete in some way (really done because there wasn't any more Japanese footage). After that they tried to make them standalone with a teamup episode with the previous team almost every season. Some fans weren't fans of this because it meant there was no legacy any more, no passing on the torch or familiarity between seasons.

That said though, this movie probably should have come out 2 years ago during the 20th anniversary. Y'know, the one where they got dozens of previous rangers to show up and battle an all out war?
 

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Vausch said:
Winnosh said:
My biggest confusion is Why are they using the Mighty Morphin era of power rangers to do this. I mean just make a bunch of new characters and call them Power Rangers, that's pretty much the draw of the series. Seein what new group is going to be taking the mantle and fighting evil next. It's a show that's endured for Decades, we've got twenty plus years of kids who have grown up with different groups of rangers as their heroes. You pick any group of kids for the past two decades and you'll get lots of different answers to Who are the power rangers.

Bringing back and recasting the originals serves little purpose.
To be honest that mentality of ditching the old team and starting anew began with the 8th season of the show. Before then they would gradually replace the cast over time, usually with a ceremony where the power would be transferred to a new team. When new suits were usually done when the previous ones were destroyed or found to be obsolete in some way (really done because there wasn't any more Japanese footage). After that they tried to make them standalone with a teamup episode with the previous team almost every season. Some fans weren't fans of this because it meant there was no legacy any more, no passing on the torch or familiarity between seasons.

That said though, this movie probably should have come out 2 years ago during the 20th anniversary. Y'know, the one where they got dozens of previous rangers to show up and battle an all out war?
While I never really followed Power Rangers, and most of what I know from the series actually comes from Linkara, I have to admit, the post-PRIS approach to continuity is probably why the series is still going. I'd certainly prefer more continuity, but at least that continuity is shared bar-RPM, and at least that got a crossover.

Getting into nerd territory, I feel that sooner or later, Power Rangers will need to jump continuities. Otherwise future series will have to explain why 2025 isn't host to aliens all over the place. 0_0
 

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Hawki said:
Vausch said:
Winnosh said:
My biggest confusion is Why are they using the Mighty Morphin era of power rangers to do this. I mean just make a bunch of new characters and call them Power Rangers, that's pretty much the draw of the series. Seein what new group is going to be taking the mantle and fighting evil next. It's a show that's endured for Decades, we've got twenty plus years of kids who have grown up with different groups of rangers as their heroes. You pick any group of kids for the past two decades and you'll get lots of different answers to Who are the power rangers.

Bringing back and recasting the originals serves little purpose.
To be honest that mentality of ditching the old team and starting anew began with the 8th season of the show. Before then they would gradually replace the cast over time, usually with a ceremony where the power would be transferred to a new team. When new suits were usually done when the previous ones were destroyed or found to be obsolete in some way (really done because there wasn't any more Japanese footage). After that they tried to make them standalone with a teamup episode with the previous team almost every season. Some fans weren't fans of this because it meant there was no legacy any more, no passing on the torch or familiarity between seasons.

That said though, this movie probably should have come out 2 years ago during the 20th anniversary. Y'know, the one where they got dozens of previous rangers to show up and battle an all out war?
While I never really followed Power Rangers, and most of what I know from the series actually comes from Linkara, I have to admit, the post-PRIS approach to continuity is probably why the series is still going. I'd certainly prefer more continuity, but at least that continuity is shared bar-RPM, and at least that got a crossover.

Getting into nerd territory, I feel that sooner or later, Power Rangers will need to jump continuities. Otherwise future series will have to explain why 2025 isn't host to aliens all over the place. 0_0
Personally I think it would have worked better as something of a mix. Like, if Lost Galaxy had taken place further after In Space and the IS rangers aren't around for major battles any more until necessary. Then they could have over time gradually switched out new ones unless they did a future series ala SPD.

Though yeah, you're right on that. They really shouldn't have dropped a year on that one.
 

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AccursedTheory said:
It's the fictional equivalent of reshooting the Lincoln movie, only now he's a space man from the future, but when he was in the future he was from the past, and now he's here not to Emancipate, but to divebomb rebels in a genetically modified giant bald eagle.

And yes, I'm engaging in a bit of hyperbole.
Adventure Time did something with that as I recall but more trippy.
 

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They are really and truly scraping the bottom of the barrel on remaking things people tolerated in the 90s aren't they?
 

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demoman_chaos said:
I can't be the only one that thinks this looks like a female Loki cosplay, right?
Eh.


New Rita is completely green and mostly plastic. Loki is actually mostly black and copper, with some green highlight and a green cape.
 

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springheeljack said:
They are really and truly scraping the bottom of the barrel on remaking things people tolerated in the 90s aren't they?
On the one hand they're remaking something that's still immensely.
On the other hand they're remaking something that's still immensely popular.
 

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So, judging by the picture, Rita will actually take to the field rather than using her magic wand to make her monsters grow and complaining about headaches?

...sounds good.
 

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Hawki said:
So, judging by the picture, Rita will actually take to the field rather than using her magic wand to make her monsters grow and complaining about headaches?

...sounds good.
Yup. This version of Rita will use her pair of monsters to make wands grow.