Well, the Power Rangers Reboot Is Really Happening: Roberto Orci Is Attached
Shout out to the Ninjetti warriors.
I am a human being who will drop everything on my to do list if you propose watching 1995’s Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie. I’ll drop it like the title drops its ‘g.’ And I think we should all drop everything to watch a movie that opens with a skydiving stunt, contains a subplot where all the kids in Angel Grove get trapped on a runaway monorail, and defeats the Big Bad with a crotch shot from a giant robot, all with absolutely no sense of irony. I’m not expecting much from its reboot, and I’m probably expecting a little less now that Roberto Orci has been tapped to provide the story.
According to the Hollywood Repoter, Orci is on board the Power Rangers train to executive produce and craft the story of the film. Lets just say that I never really thought the Transformers movies held together and I felt pretty badly burned by Star Trek Into Darkness, so I’m not particularly excited to see him revamp a classic television series that I was actually old enough to become attached to when it originally aired (the less said the better about Cowboys & Aliens). There’s a ray of hope here, however, as Orci won’t be writing the screenplay: those duties will go to Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz, veterans of The Sarah Connor Chronicles, and X-Men: First Class.
Really, there’s not a lot that I’m expecting from a Power Rangers movie reboot. Ideally, it’ll tickle my nostalgia but ultimately be aimed at today’s elementary schoolers, and importantly keep the roster of gender and racial diversity of the original series. Frankly, it’s high time the racially diverse action team with at least two female characters so prevalent in the late 80s and early 90s made a comeback in kids entertainment.
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