It’s Morphin’ Time!
- By Adam Tyler Hughes
- Photo Courtesy of Lionsgate
Back in 1993, the television world was blessed with what was called Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, a show about five teenagers who don the mantle of the five power rangers and fight the alien sorceress, Rita Repulsa. Since then, numerous iterations of the Power Rangers franchise have been created. And now, in 2017, the franchise receives a fresh reboot for the big screen in, Power Rangers.
The 2017 Power Rangers follows five “screw-up” teenagers as they located a spaceship that ends with them gaining the power of the ever iconic Power Rangers. Together, they take up the mantles of the Red (Darce Montgomery, A Few Less Men), Pink (Naomi Scott, The Martian), Blue (RJ Cyler, Me Earl and the Dying Girl), Yellow (Becky G, Empire), and Black (Ludi Li, Monster Hunt) Rangers that make up the super-powered force meant to save our world from extraterrestrial forces. Especially the aforementioned Rita Repulsa, played by the iconic Elizabeth Banks (Pitch Perfect, the Hunger Games Series), who threatens to end them ant the world as we know it.
This reboot offers a darker imagining of the Power Rangers. The film also stars Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) as Zordon and Bill Hader (Finding Dory) as Alpha 5. Original creator Haim Saban returns to produce. The franchise could be slated for five to seven movies total.
“Power Rangers” blasts into theaters on March 24th.