The problem with trying to make a well written show out of Power Rangers is that nearly all of the fight scene footage comes directly from the Super Sentai series in Japan. So they are trying to create their own cohesive narrative while cutting and splicing to every different sets of footage together. It seems like they would be heavily constrained in what they could do. Even if they didn't want to do the trading card thing in Power Rangers, they didn't really have much of a choice.Johny_X2 said:what the power rangers series needs is less embarrassing writing and more self awareness.
I wouldn't call it camp. It was closer to "so bad it's good."The Gentleman said:*sigh...* Can we not do this? Part of the charm of Power Rangers was its sheer campyness. Unless you're going to go for that, walk away from this project...
I would say so, considering we've been rebooting comics that have been running more or less constantly since the sixties or seventies.Lizardon said:Does it really count as a reboot of the franchise if the franchise has been putting out a new installment almost every year since 1993?
I'm pretty sure it's going to be six Jason David Franks, two in dresses.Fasckira said:If they can persuade Amy Jo Johnson (the original Pink Power Ranger) to be in it I will be delighted. Shes lovely.
Too colourful.josemlopes said:Obviously they are going to fuck it up and make an unnecessarily serious reboot with a tacticool uniform like this:
You called something that's been talked about over the last 2-3 years?DrunkenElfMage said:I freaking called it.
Unless they want to market towards the Twilight audience.Marter said:<url=http://www.boxofficemojo.com/franchises/chart/?id=twilight.htm>Sure it does.Dreadman75 said:Seriously?! These are the movies you decide to cite as some of Lionsgate's best work? TWILIGHT OF ALL THINGS?! What is wrong with you? Saban, just saying this does not inspire confidence, especially if he wants a Power Rangers movie in the same vein as those listed above.
Have you seen how much money Twilight's made? That's what these people are caring about in that statement. They're talking about the ability to market these types of films.
The one you should be picking on is Divergent, which did nowhere near the numbers of the other two (although it was still a success).
Fasckira said:If they can persuade Amy Jo Johnson (the original Pink Power Ranger) to be in it I will be delighted. Shes lovely.
Teenage wet-dream nostalgia aside, I reckon this could be good if it were handled by the right people but sadly I dont think the right people work at Lionsgate. A reboot based on the original needs to be funny, cliché and over-the-top, whereas I think Lionsgate will try and make it a bit too self-depreciating, with too many "Urgh, look how retarded we are being!" moments in the script.
Meh, time as always will tell.