So I was one of those kids who was “too big” to watch MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS, but did anyway. The show, which most of my middle school mates had deemed as more of a show for elementary school kids, was part of my viewing habits even at the ripe old age of…13. A year prior, when I was 12, I was probably the oldest kid at the theater to see the original POWER RANGERS movie. I even geeked out for a few weeks, in high school, when Jason returned as The Gold Ranger in POWER RANGERS ZEO.
It’s interesting to think of how we as a society, and as a culture, have evolved past the idea of being “too big” or “too old” for certain forms of entertainment. Back in 1996, I had to keep my POWER RANGERS fandom under wraps out of fear that I’d be mercilessly teased in the schoolyard. Now, in 2016, it’s par for the course for even 40 year old men to geek out about POKEMON or SAILOR MOON or literally anything related to Marvel or DC Comics.
With all that said, there’s definitely a part of me that feels a little too intrigued by this new POWER RANGERS movie coming down the pike from directer Dean Israelite. It’s probably a by-product of my dated, adolescent fears, but I’m definitely weary of telling people how curious I am about this new movie.
But screw it, here goes nothing:
There’s going to be a new POWER RANGERS movie and Nerdist just got the director and cast to confirm that:
This news makes me want to dance around to this song from the original MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS: THE MOVIE soundtrack:
I’m not going to bother including the quotes, since they’re all pretty fluffy and lacking substance, but during a panel discussion over the weekend, Israelite and co. confirmed that each of these iconic elements from the original TV series are going to play an important role in the new POWER RANGERS. So let’s just leave it at that.
POWER RANGERS, which will include the considerable talents of Bryan Cranston and Elizabeth Banks, comes out on March 24, 2017.