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16 items from 2017

‘Power Rangers’ Original Cast Members ‘Disappointed’ by Film Reboot: ‘Are You Kidding Me?’

25 April 2017 9:18 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Power Rangers” may have performed well at the box office, but the blockbuster took many liberties from the television series it was based on, “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.” Now two of the original cast members are speaking out about their disappointment with the adaptation.

Read More: Review: ‘Power Rangers’ Is a Mega-Budget Reboot That’s Embarrassed of the TV Show It’s Based On

David Yost and Walter Jones, better known as Billy the Blue Ranger and Zack the Black Ranger, spoke at Chicago fan convention C2E2 about their thoughts on the film, Comic Book reports.

“I was a little disappointed that they changed the characters around a little bit because I wanted Zach to be with his kido because Hip Hop Kido was a really important element of who I was on Power Rangers.” Jones said of his character’s fighting style. “I think if they would have added that, »

- William Earl

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Awfully Good Movies - Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie (Video)

31 March 2017 8:39 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie (1997) Directors: David Winning & Shuki Levy Stars: Johnny Yong Bosch, Nakia Burrise, Jason David Frank With the new Power Rangers movie hitting theaters this past weekend, Awfully Good Movies is here to take you back to 1997 and the early days of the Power Rangers, as we review Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie! Though we have yet to see whether the new Power... Read More »

- Jesse Shade

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Power Rangers 2 Cast Want the Green Ranger to Be a Girl

27 March 2017 11:22 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

At long last, the Power Rangers movie finally hit theaters over the weekend and, despite the majority of critics not loving the movie, it really seemed to delight fans. It also did decent business at the box office, which pretty much ensures that Power Rangers 2 will happen. Longtime fans of the franchise will surely be excited that the sequel will include the Green Ranger. But the character could wind up being played by a female, if the cast gets their way.

Warning: this article contains minor spoilers for Power Rangers. Those who saw Power Rangers over the weekend and stayed after the credits know that the Green Ranger is very likely going to be making an appearance in the sequel. This was seemingly confirmed by the Power Rangers Twitter account when they posted a motion poster that had a Green Ranger helmet on display. Speaking with The Hollywood Reporter, Darce Montgomery, »

- MovieWeb

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‘Power Rangers’ Review: Dir. Dean Israelite (2017)

27 March 2017 9:57 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Power Rangers Review: Those teenagers with attitude are back in Dean Israelite’s Power Rangers origin tale.

Power Rangers review by Ben Read, March 2017.

Power Rangers may not be as popular, or highly regarded as its Marvel and DC counterparts in the current superhero landscape. But, as a series that has endured for 24 years, 24 seasons, 2 movies, and enough action figures to fill an entire Toys R Us, it is firmly embedded within pop culture. With both Transformers, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles both receiving the reboot treatment in recent years, it was only a matter of time. Now, Saban and Lionsgate are targeting nostalgic 90’s enthusiasts, with a re-packaged Power Rangers franchise for the 21st century. Is it a Mighty Morphin ‘misfire? Or has Saban captured lightning in a bottle once again?

The plot once again revolves around 5 teenagers with attitude, who are selected to become earths mightiest saviours, by »

- Ben Read

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'Power Rangers' Director on Scrapped Post-Credits Tease and Surprise Cameos

26 March 2017 6:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

[Warning: This story contains spoilers for Power Rangers.]

The new movie Power Rangers put its own spin on the group of teen superheroes, but there were also a few doses of '90s nostalgia included in Lionsgate's reboot.

Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers stars Amy Joe Johnson (the original Pink Ranger) and Jason David Frank (the Green Ranger) made a brief cameo during the new film's climactic battle, while the theme song to 1995's Power Rangers: The Movie also made a cheer-worthy appearance.  And at the end of the pic, the moment everyone had been waiting for: a nod to Tommy, the »

- Aaron Couch

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Second Opinion – Power Rangers (2017)

25 March 2017 8:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Power Rangers, 2017.

Directed by Dean Israelite

Starring Dacre Montgomery, Naomi Scott, Rj Cyler, Ludi Lin, Becky G, Matt Shively, John Stewart, Cody Kearsley, David Denman, Robert Moloney, Anjali Jay, Sarah Grey, Morgan Taylor Campbell, Wesley MacInnes, Elizabeth Banks, Bill Hader, Bryan Cranston, Amy Jo Johnson, and Jason David Frank.


A group of high-school kids, who are infused with unique superpowers, harness their abilities in order to save the world.

At a time where Hollywood is attempting to cynically re-package innumerable dormant franchises while exploiting the current high demand for nostalgia, it’d be easy for Power Rangers to be merely another soullessly vapid addition to the pile. However, this wholly imperfect romp proves unexpectedly entertaining thanks to a surprising devotion to character development and, yes, a colourful explosion of Transformers-esque, city-leveling mayhem.

65 million years ago, the Power Rangers were double-crossed by one of their own, Rita Repulsa (Elizabeth Banks »

- Shaun Munro

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‘Power Rangers’ is the Pinnacle of the Problem With Hollywood Right Now

24 March 2017 10:05 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Silly nostalgists, ‘Power Rangers’ is for kids.

There is a fine line between what is simply not for me and something that is actually objectively awful. For the most part, Power Rangers falls on the former side. I turned 40 this week, so the idea of being too old for anything is admittedly a frustrating personal issue right now. When Mighty Morphin Power Rangers was all the rage, I was a teenager working at a Toys “R” Us dealing with parents trying desperately to find all the action figures before Christmas. It was the latest craze. The Cabbage Patch Kids of the ’90s.

Now the kids who wanted Power Rangers toys when their popularity was big news are adults and filled with nostalgia. That is why Power Rangers has been made and presumably why it’s not a movie for kids. There’s also a strong fanbase who seem not to just be looking back to their childhood »

- Christopher Campbell

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Power Rangers Movie: Mid-Credit Scene Reveals [Spoiler]'s Arrival

24 March 2017 8:16 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Warning: This article reveals the mid-credit scene from the new Power Rangers movie, now in theaters. If you don’t want to be spoiled, go-go away!

Not since Clint Eastwood yelled at an invisible Barack Obama at the 2012 Republican National Convention has an empty chair stirred up this much excitement.

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After months of teasers and trailers and teaser trailers, Power Rangers finally morphed into a full-fledged movie on Thursday. And while the film itself is receiving somewhat mixed reviews, there’s one thing we can all get excited about: »

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Did Original ‘Power Rangers’ Tommy and Kimberly End Up Together?

24 March 2017 7:03 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Mighty Morphin’ Warning! If you haven’t seen the 2017 Power Rangers reboot, we recommend coming back after to avoid spoilers!

If you were a child in the 1990s with a working pulse, it was hard to avoid the emotional investment and ultimate heartbreak that was Green/White Ranger Tommy Oliver and Pink Ranger Kimberly Hart’s love saga from the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers television series (which was a reality show, by the way).

With the release of the Power Rangers reboot, out Friday, we can’t help but revisit a sleeper cell of nostalgic and fragile emotions, help!

In the briefest of recaps: Fans were heartbroken when Kimberly left the Power Rangers in season 3 to pursue gymnastics -- leaving her catch-of-a-boyfriend, Tommy, behind and later ending their relationship via letter, revealing she met ‘the person she belongs with’ in Florida.

Review: 'Power Rangers': Dark and Gritty and Wonderfully Silly

*Editors note: As a journalist »

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Movie Review – Power Rangers (2017)

24 March 2017 1:45 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Power Rangers, 2017.

Directed by Dean Israelite

Starring Dacre Montgomery, Naomi Scott, Rj Cyler, Ludi Lin, Becky G, Matt Shively, John Stewart, Cody Kearsley, David Denman, Robert Moloney, Anjali Jay, Sarah Grey, Morgan Taylor Campbell, Wesley MacInnes, Elizabeth Banks, Bill Hader, Bryan Cranston, Amy Jo Johnson, and Jason David Frank.


A group of high-school kids, who are infused with unique superpowers, harness their abilities in order to save the world.

You can’t have your Krispy Kreme doughnut and eat it too. That sentence is more relevant than you might imagine given the wacky plot of Power Rangers, but at some point, the levels of camp that fans are accustomed to adoring conflicts with director Dean Israelite’s (Project Almanac) grounded reimagining of the color-coded superheroes. When Christopher Nolan decided to reboot Batman as a dark and gritty crime drama, he didn’t include traces of Joel Schumacher’s insanity »

- Robert Kojder

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Green Ranger Revealed in Power Rangers 2 Teaser

23 March 2017 6:44 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Some fans may already be heading to their local theaters tonight, to catch sneak preview screenings of the highly-anticipated Power Rangers, before it opens nationwide this Friday. It was confirmed last week by director Dean Israelite that this action-packed adventure will feature a post-credit scene, although fans will just have to wait and see what will be shown. Earlier today, though, the movie's official Twitter sent out a mysterious motion poster, featuring the helmet used by the Green Ranger. As many Power Rangers fans know, this movie doesn't feature a Green Ranger, but it may fall in line with a long-standing rumor about the movie and what we'll see in Power Rangers 2

Way back in May 2016, a fan theory surfaced that the nefarious Rita Repulsa, played by Elizabeth Banks, is actually the Green Ranger, since certain elements of her green costume match the Power Rangers' costume. When this new Power Rangers lineup was announced, »

- MovieWeb

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The Original 'Power Rangers' Cast Reunite on the Red Carpet, Ready for Action!

22 March 2017 8:17 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

The original Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers reunited on Wednesday at the red carpet premiere of the new, blockbuster Power Rangers movie, and they were ready for action.

Austin St. John (aka Jason Lee Scott, the Red Ranger), Walter Jones (aka Zack Taylor, the Black Ranger), Jason David Frank (aka Tommy Oliver, the Green Ranger), and David Yost (aka Billy Cranston, the Blue Ranger), stood side-by-side, ready for morphin' time.

More: 9 Iconic Moments From The ‘Mighty Morphin Power Rangers’ TV Series

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St. John, Jones, and Yost first donned their iconic suits when Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers debuted in 1993. Frank joined the cast as the enigmatic Green Ranger later in the first season.

Amy Jo Johnson, who starred as the original Pink Ranger Kimberly Hart, wasn't photographed with her former cohorts but had nothing but gushing things to say about her co-stars. "I'm really good friends with a lot of the original cast," Johnson told Et »

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Awfully Good: Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie

22 March 2017 8:25 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie (1995) Director: Bryan Spicer Stars: Jason David Frank, Amy Jo Johnson, Paul Freeman The Power Rangers ironically must locate more power in order defeat their greatest foe, Apocalypse Ivan Ooze. Confession: This was my first time watching Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie. I've seen the show before, but I was maybe two years too old for Power... Read More »

- Jason Adams

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Production Notes From Saban's Power Rangers Reveal If the Original Cast Will Appear in the Film

15 March 2017 7:44 PM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

We are about a week and a half away from the long awaited release of Saban's Power Rangers from Lionsgate. At last we will have the opportunity to see if director Dean Israelite's vision of our beloved Power Rangers that we remember from our younger days. We know for a fact that there are going to be a lot of aspects from the original television show that are going to show up in the film. For example, Rita Repulsa, played by Elizabeth Banks, will reprise her role as the Ranger's antagonist, but with an awesome twist, she used to be a Ranger herself! Also we know that Zordon himself, played by Bryan Cranston, was also a Power Ranger in the past. A lot of what remember from the television show is going to make an appearance in the film like Alpha 5, the Zords, Goldar and the mighty Puddies Just »

- Emmanuel Gomez

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Spoilers: Power Rangers cameos revealed, mid-credits scene confirmed

14 March 2017 9:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

As Power Rangers undergoes its press tour, production notes have been sent out by Lionsgate confirming that there are two cameos in the remake. Spoilers follow…

Revealed in the notes, it has been confirmed that Mighty Morphin Power Rangers stars Jason David Frank and Amy Jo Johnson, who were the original Green and Pink Rangers respectively, are set to feature in the movie. Viewers will most likely need eagle eyes to spot them, as they are credited as simply Cameo Role 1 and 2.

Collider also spoke with director Dean Israelite, asking him if there is a post-credits sequence, to which he replied: “There was always going to be a post-credit thing. The only question was whether it comes 2.5 minutes into the credits, or right at the end. We decided to break (the credits) up and go 2.5 minutes in. It felt correct.”

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- Robert Kojder

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Power Rangers: Amy Jo Johnson Interviews New Rangers

5 March 2017 4:34 PM, PST | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Amy Jo Johnson has made quite the name for herself after starring on the popular children’s series Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers from 1993-1995. Johnson, who portrayed Pink Ranger Kimberly on the series, went on to star on such series as Felicity, Flashpoint, and Covert Affairs. Johnson has recently come to embrace the role that made her famous by appearing at several comic con events across the United States, including several with co-star Jason David Frank. Like most Power Rangers fans, Johnson is pretty geeked about the release of the new movie Power Rangers, which will be released in theaters on March 24th. Several cast members were recently on a press

Power Rangers: Amy Jo Johnson Interviews New Rangers »

- Tim Gerstenberger

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