Posted on Saturday, March 25th, 2017 by Karen Han
There’s a scene in the new Power Rangers movie in which Jason, the Red Ranger (Dacre Montgomery), tells one of his fellow Rangers that what matters isn’t the past, but what one works to make the future. It’s a perfectly admirable, earnest sort of sentiment — it’s just one that feels a little off, too, given that the past he’s referring to involves semi-revenge porn. The same goes for the movie as a whole: it comes close to being great but stumbles before getting to the finish line. That said, the beats it does manage to hit are truly wonderful.
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This weekend brings a new big screen version of the Power Rangers to theaters, and the early reviews seem to be mixed. You’ll have to find out yourself if Lionsgate can take the multi-colored teenage superheroes and make them even more popular. But in the meantime, we can take a look at the first theatrical outing for the imported Japanese television show that turned into an American phenomenon.
The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Honest Trailer gives some good kicks to the Bulk and Skull by making fun of the lame, formulaic, cheap and downright awful film adaptation of the FOX television series that features kicks to the junk, attempted parental mass suicide, a purple version of Freddy Krueger who wants you to touch his ooze, and a story that ended up being ignored by the TV series. Gross. Read More »
Back in the fall of 2015, news surfaced that Paramount Pictures was working on a live-action animated hybrid movie that would bring back some of the staple Nicktoons from the ’90s era of Nickelodeon. Since then, Napoleon Dynamite director Jerusha Hess was brought on as director, but it’s been over a year and we haven’t heard any significant updates on the project. However, we did just find out that one Nicktoon thought to be included won’t show up in any new line-up of the cartoons.
According to Ren and Stimpy co-creator Bob Camp, his angry chihuahua and charmingly dimwitted red cat probably won’t be involved in the developing Nicktoons movie or considered as a possible reboot, as it seems there’s some bad blood between the cartoon’s creators and Nickelodeon.
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Lionsgate may be adapting a property from the ’90s with their new Power Rangers reboot, but the studio is also giving the movie a modern overhaul. Sure, it’s dark and gritty, but that’s not the only way the film is designed to connect with 2017 audiences: it’s also the first to feature an openly gay superhero. Learn more about how Lionsgate is introducing the first gay Power Rangers character below. Read More »
The new Power Rangers movie hits theaters this week and the first reviews have begun to warp in. But are the critics assembling their Zords to do battle on behalf of the movie or against it? Right now, the early buzz seems mixed, with some critics praising the film’s action and sense of humor, while others say that we’ve seen this kind of movie too many times before. Let’s take a closer look at the first Power Rangers reviews have to say.
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The release of Power Rangers is still over a week away, but the anticipation is building for the new big screen iteration of the superheroes who got their start as a TV series that was imported from Japan. Lionsgate is hoping this will be the start of a lucrative film franchise, and fans who are patient enough to sit through some of the credits will be treated to a tease of what’s to come
Director Dean Israelite recently sat down for a chat about Power Rangers, and he confirmed that there will be a credits scene following the movie. You can find out more after the jump, and you don’t have to worry about any spoilers at all. Read More »
We’re not even halfway through March, and we’ve already had a good month of blockbusters. Logan blew fans away to kick off the month right, Kong: Skull Island delivered some big monster movie fun, and Disney fans will enjoy themselves this week with the box office monster that will be Beauty and the Beast. But the week after that, it’s morphin’ time.
Power Rangers arrives in theaters in just under a couple weeks, and the onslaught of TV marketing is in full swing, and that means plenty of new footage is starting to hit the web. The campaign is really starting to hit the giant action side of things really hard by showing off more of the Zords in action, including a hint at some of the classic Power Rangers style thrown in there too.
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If you go to your local toy aisle, new Power Rangers merchandise is on shelves now. I’m not sure how well they’re selling when kids and their nostalgic parents haven’t seen the movie yet, but at least they’ll be there after the movie hits theaters on March 24. The most recent trailer promises a franchise along the lines of Transformers, even if the tone outside of all the action feels like it’s taking itself a little too seriously.
Anyway, the marketing is really starting to push the Power Rangers in their full power suits, not to mention their massive Zords, looking like cheap Dinobots with rainbow colors, which honestly isn’t much of a change from the original series. You’ll see what I mean in a new Power Rangers trailer that has emerged online, as well as a batch of new posters. Read More »
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Posted on Sunday, February 5th, 2017 by Angie Han
Can Baywatch the movie do to Baywatch the TV show what 21 Jump Street the movie did to 21 Jump Street the TV show? We don’t know yet, but it looks like Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron will make it happen or die trying. They star as a couple of lifeguards tasked with restoring the Baywatch brand (how meta) and tracking down a sinister criminal plot threatening their beloved beach.
Also starring are Kelly Rohrbach as the new C.J. Parker (i.e., the new Pamela Anderson), plus Alexandra Daddario, Ilfenesh Hadera, Jon Bass, and Priyanka Chopra. While this Baywatch clearly boasts a goofier tone and some splashier action, it retains the same obsession with ogling suntanned hardbodies. Check out the Baywatch Super Bowl spot below.
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In just a couple months, Power Rangers gets an all-new adaptation, marking the first time the property has hit movie theaters without bringing one of the TV series iterations to the big screen. This is essentially a big screen reboot of the Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers taking a whole new approach to the story of five teens tasked with protecting the world from evil.
The most recent trailer for Power Rangers finally showed the heroes all suited up for action, not to mention calling upon their Zords to take on a massive version of Goldar. Now a new poster features an even better look at the Zords driven by our heroes, as well as the Power Rangers themselves.
But perhaps even more interesting is that a Power Rangers script written by Chronicle scribe Max Landis (whose influence still feels present on what we’ll see next month) has made its way online. Find out where you can read the Max Landis Power Rangers script and see the new poster after the jump. Read More »