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Power Rangers: Could Strong Toy Sales Lead To A Sequel To The Box Office Dud?

  • LRM Online
Earlier this year, we saw the return of the beloved TV franchise Power Rangers to the big screen. It was the first theatrically-released film since Turbo: A Power Rangers movie in 1997 20 years prior. As such, fans and film lovers watched to see how if the world would accept this new interpretation. The trailers for the film were solid, and it seemed like it could do decently well at the box office.

Sadly, it received a soft $40 million opening, and only went on to gross $140 million worldwide on its $100 million budget. In terms of the film itself, it likely lost a decent amount of money once you took the advertising costs into account. However, it can’t be forgotten what the real moneymakers are here: the toys. There’s a reason why toy companies would invent a TV series around their made up figures — because they served as 30-minute commercials for the Real product.
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Awfully Good Movies - Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie (Video)

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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...
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Who Are the Power Rangers? A Primer to the Color-Coded Teen Superheroes

Who Are the Power Rangers? A Primer to the Color-Coded Teen Superheroes
The colorful group of five known as the Power Rangers were originally introduced to U.S. audiences in 1993 with the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers television show.

The concept focused on a group of high school students who were infused with unique superpowers and teamed up to save the world. Two critically drubbed movies were released subsequent to the TV series: Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie in 1995 and Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie in 1997. Now, for the first time in 20 years, Lionsgate is bringing the '90s TV show back to the big screen with Saban’s Power Rangers,...
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'Power Rangers': Film Review

'Power Rangers': Film Review
Twenty years after the last Power Rangers theatrical release, the sci-fi series returns with an updated visual style and reconfigured storyline, as the Saban Entertainment property moves from 20th Century Fox to Lionsgate. Unlike the TV program (still running after 24 seasons), the feature films faded away after 1997’s Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie, the follow-up to Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie, released two years earlier.

The current version creatively reimagines the Power Rangers’ origins by establishing them as a team of intergalactic protectors, which certainly provides a high degree of flexibility for potential...
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‘Ice Sharks’ DVD Review

Stars: Edward DeRuiter, Jenna Parker, Kaiwi Lyman-Mersereau, Clarissa Thibeaux, Travis Lincoln Cox | Written and Directed by Emile Edwin Smith

By now you probably all know I have a soft spot for ridiculous shark movies, be they from Roger Corman, The Asylum, Syfy or anyone else… Which is why I always Have to subject myself to whatever treasures this disparate genre provide. Be it a Zombie Shark, Ghost Shark, Sharknado, Sharktopus, a 3-Head Shark, a Swamp Shark etc., etc…. whatever!?!

This time round we’ve got killer sharks and an environmental message in Ice Sharks. A Syfy channel originjal movie from The Asylum (so its a low-budget double-header) which sees a team of expert scientists are studying the effects of climate change on marine life at a research station deep in the Arctic. Suddenly, out of nowhere, hell breaks loose when a new breed of aggressive, ravenous sharks suddenly crack through
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Get Another Look at the New, Spandex-Free 'Power Rangers' Costumes

  • Movies.com
The Power Rangers are huge. To many it's simply remembered as that extremely '90s kids show where teens got orders from a giant floating head to put on spandex and go fight lumpy monsters that kept popping up in the middle of the desert.  There have been over 20 different versions of Power Rangers TV shows since the Mighty Morphin days of the early '90s. Granted, they pretty much all follow the same formula of teens fighting monsters, but still, Power Rangers has been on the air in one form or another every year for the past 23 years. That's impressive. As consistent as the TV side of things has been, however, there have only been two actual Power Rangers movies: 1995's Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie and Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie. Both...

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'Batman v Superman' is a truly unprecedented box office phenomenon and here's why

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'Batman v Superman' is a truly unprecedented box office phenomenon and here's why
When I asked a number of box office experts last week how those scathing reviews would affect Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice's opening weekend gross, all of them agreed that the effect on the film's commercial prospects would likely be negligible (at least in the early going). And guess what? They were right! Despite a dismal 28% "Rotten" score on Rotten Tomatoes, the superhero film felled a number of box office records in its debut.  Still, 28% is a truly awful score, and so I got curious: what previous superhero films have an even lower percentage on Rotten Tomatoes than the Zack Snyder-directed mashup? After a quick scan, here's the abysmal list I came up with: Fantastic Four (2005) 27% Punisher: War Zone (2008) 27% Ghost Rider (2007) 26% Green Lantern (2011) 26% Blade: Trinity (2004) 25% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) 21% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III (1993) 21% Spawn (1997) 19% Judge Dredd (1995) 18% Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (2012) 17% Superman III (1983) 17% Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie
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'Power Rangers' Reboot Will Keep 'Mighty Morphin' Character Names

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'Power Rangers' Reboot Will Keep 'Mighty Morphin' Character Names
Yesterday marked the final casting for the new Power Rangers reboot team, with Becky G. taking on the role of the Yellow Ranger. This arrived amidst a rumor that all of the new Rangers would have unique names as this movie introduced a completely different set of heroes. Lionsgate's official Power Rangers Twitter has cleared that misconception up. They confirm that the big screen relaunch of the franchise will keep the original Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers names, based on the characters introduced in 1993.

The new Rangers are Jason, Kimberly, Zack, Billy & Trini. Becky G. was the final piece of the puzzle, and will be playing Yellow Ranger Trini. Naomi Scott is Pink Ranger Kimberly. Rj Cyler is Blue Ranger Billy. Ludi Lin is Black Ranger Zack. And Dacre Montgomery is Red Ranger, otherwise known as the team leader Jason. No further plot details have been revealed, and it isn't
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‘Power Rangers’ Movie Casts its Red Ranger

‘Power Rangers’ Movie Casts its Red Ranger
Newcomer Dacre Montgomery has been cast as the Red Ranger in Lionsgate’s upcoming “Power Rangers” reboot.

The studio made the announcement via Twitter. The cast also includes Naomi Scott, who is playing the Pink Ranger.

Every #PowerRangers squad needs a leader. Welcome Dacre Montgomery as the Red Ranger in the 2017 #PowerRangersMovie! pic.twitter.com/lnqWjhoUCP

Power Rangers (@PowerRangers) October 20, 2015

Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz are penning the script, with Haim Saban, Brian Casentini and Allison Shearmur producing.

The story reimagines the origins of the “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers,” a group of high school kids who find themselves infused with extraterrestrial powers and unite to save the world with the aid of giant mechanical vehicles known as Zords.

The 1993 Fox Kids TV series became a pop culture phenomenon and inspired a theatrical film, “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie,” in 1995. The original iteration of the series ran until 1996, when the
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'Power Rangers' Reboot Gets Naomi Scott as the Pink Ranger

  • MovieWeb
'Power Rangers' Reboot Gets Naomi Scott as the Pink Ranger
Over the weekend, it was reported that Lionsgate had started testing actors for it's upcoming Power Rangers movie reboot. Today, the studio launched the official Power Rangers Instagram page, and have used it to announce their first cast member. Meet Naomi Scott as Kimberly. She is The Pink Ranger!

Dean Israelite, who directed this year's found footage time travel adventure Project Almanac, will helm this project. The script is already completed, and the production team is continuing to cast the rest of the new teenage Power Rangers this week. Still testing for the Black Ranger, whose real name is Zack, are three lesser known actors. To avoid any misguided claims of stereotyping or invert racist, the Black Ranger will not be African-American in this iteration, as he was in the original series. Daniel Zovatto is first up for the role. He is probably best known for his appearance in the breakout horror hit It Follows.
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'Power Rangers' Movie Reboot Is Testing These 8 Actors

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'Power Rangers' Movie Reboot Is Testing These 8 Actors
The Power Rangers movie doesn't hit theaters until 2017, so we have a full year of speculation and rumors to wade through before we even get a first look at footage. Today, mostly respectable trade publication Variety reports that Lionsgate is already testing actors for the movie. No surprise, they are mostly unknowns.

Dean Israelite, best known for his found footage time travel adventure Project Almanac, is directing. The script has been turned into executives at Lionsgate. And so, the production team has set out to find their new teenage Power Rangers, with the movie getting a http://movieweb.com/power-rangers-movie-story-new-team/high school backdrop. Testing for the Black Ranger, whose real name is Zack, are three actors you may have never heard of. And with this reboot, to avoid any misguided claims of stereotyping or invert racist, the Black Ranger will not be African-American. Daniel Zovatto is first up for the role.
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‘Power Rangers’: Actors Begin Testing for Lionsgate Reboot

‘Power Rangers’: Actors Begin Testing for Lionsgate Reboot
With Dean Israelite set as its director and the latest script in to execs, Lionsgate has begun the search for who will become the new “Power Rangers.”

Sources tell Variety the studio is about to begin testing young talent, looking at up-and-coming actors and actresses to make up the team. Sources say Daniel Zovatto (“It Follows”), Ross Butler (“Chasing Life”) and Brian “Sene” Marc are among those testing for Zack (aka the Black Ranger), while Kj Apa (“Shortland Street”), Austin Butler (“The Shannara Chronicles”) and Mitchell Hope (“The Descendants”) are testing for Jason (aka the Red Ranger).

Sources also say Naomi Scott (“The Martian”) and newcomer Stephanie Scott are up for the role of Kimberley (aka the Pink Ranger). Insiders say the studio is looking for fresh faces to fill out the team and will probably look for a big name to play the antagonist for the films, though no
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Dean Israelite in talks to direct Power Rangers Movie reboot

Dean Israelite in talks to direct Power Rangers Movie reboot
Dean Israelite is in talks to direct the upcoming Power Rangers Movie reboot.

The Project Almanac director will take on the film based around the '90's TV show The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, reports The Wrap.

The show's premise was based around a group of high school kids who were chosen to protect the earth from an alien invasion.

They were able to morph into warrior fighters and were able to power giant robots called Zords.

The script has been penned by X Men: First Class and Thor writers Ashley Miller.

Zack Stentz and Haim Saban, Brian Casentini and Allison Shearmur are all signed on to produce the reboot.

The 2016 film will mark the third theatrical release for the franchise.

The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie was released in 1995 and starred the original cast.

Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie followed in 1997 but failed to have the same success the first outing had.
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'Power Rangers' Movie Lines Up 'Project Almanac' Director

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'Power Rangers' Movie Lines Up 'Project Almanac' Director
We haven't heard much on Lionsgate's Power Rangers reboot since Roberto Orci backed out of producing the movie back in September. We reported in January that production will begin sometime this year, which is getting closer to actually happening, now that The Wrap reports Dean Israelite (Project Almanac) is in talks to direct. The filmmaker is said to be a huge fan of the franchise, and he has also turned down a number of studio tentpole projects, waiting for the right one to come around.

The project is a theatrical reboot of the 1990s hit TV series Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers, which followed a group of high school kids who attain super-human powers, making them masters of martial arts. Their powers also gave them the ability to control interconnecting robots, similar to the 1980s animated TV series Voltron: Defender of the Universe. The series spawned the 1995 feature Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie
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‘Project Almanac’ Director to Helm ‘Power Rangers’ for Lionsgate

‘Project Almanac’ Director to Helm ‘Power Rangers’ for Lionsgate
After a lengthy search that saw several top tier directors vying for the job, Lionsgate has tapped Dean Israelite to direct its reboot of “Power Rangers.”

Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz are penning the script with Haim Saban, Brian Casentini and Allison Shearmur producing.

The story reimagines the origins of the “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers,” a group of ordinary high school kids who find themselves infused with extraterrestrial powers and unite as a team to save the world with the aid of giant mechanical vehicles known as Zords.

The characters gained popularity thanks to the 1993 Fox Kids TV series of the same name, which became a pop culture phenomenon and inspired a spinoff theatrical film, “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie,” in 1995. The original iteration of the series ran until 1996, when the franchise was renamed simply “Power Rangers,” with different subtitles every season. In later seasons, the titular teens were
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It's Morphin' Time: 'Power Rangers' reboot gets a release date

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It's Morphin' Time: 'Power Rangers' reboot gets a release date
Another little slice of your childhood is returning to the big screen. Lionsgate has announced a July 22, 2016 release date for its forthcoming "Power Rangers" reboot, which is being written by Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz ("X-Men: First Class") for executive-producer Robert Orci (who came up with the story for the new version). As with the original series, the show will focus on a group of five teenagers who become defenders of the Earth after being granted extraterrestrial powers. The release date will pit the film against Warner Bros.' "King Arthur" movie directed by Guy Ritchie. The announcement comes only days after the Michael Bay-produced reboot of "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" - another beloved franchise dating back to the early '90s - stunned box-office prognosticators with a better-than-expected $65 million launch in the U.S. The "Power Rangers" franchise kicked off with the hugely-popular "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers" TV
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‘Power Rangers’ Movie to Bow on July 22, 2016

‘Power Rangers’ Movie to Bow on July 22, 2016
Lionsgate has dated its reboot of “Power Rangers” for July 22, 2016.

Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz are penning the script with Haim Saban, Brian Casentini, Allison Shearmur and Roberto Orci producing.

The story reimagines the origin of the “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers,” a group of ordinary high school kids who find themselves infused with extraterrestrial powers and must harness those powers as a team to save the world.

The characters gained popularity thanks to the 1993 Fox Kids TV series of the same name, which became a pop culture phenomenon and inspired a spinoff theatrical film, “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie,” in 1995. The original iteration of the series ran until 1996, when the franchise was renamed simply “Power Rangers,” with different subtitles every season. In later seasons, the titular teens were replaced with new characters and vehicles every year. A second theatrical pic, “Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie,” was released in 1997 and
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Roberto Orci talks Power Rangers: “I won’t ruin your franchise”

Last week it was announced that Roberto Orci (Star Trek) had signed on to executive produce the upcoming Power Rangers reboot, as well as developing the story with Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz (X-Men: First Class), who will pen the screenplay. During an interview with IGN, Orci has discussed working with Haim Saban on the latest big screen version of the long-running series, promising that “I won’t ruin your franchise”.

“One of the first things we did was learn and read,” says Orci. “They have 600 pages of research that they have on their stuff. We read through the synopsis of everything they did and we are actually taking into account quite a bit of the canon in a real way. We’re not just a leave it behind reboot. [Haim] Saban cares very much about that. This is something that he created. I had to go to his house, personally,
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'Power Rangers' Movie Gets 'X-Men: First Class' Writers and Roberto Orci

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'Power Rangers' Movie Gets 'X-Men: First Class' Writers and Roberto Orci
The 2016 reboot Power Rangers, which returns the original Saban TV series back to the big screen, has hired X-Men: First Class writers Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz to pen the screenplay.

Roberto Orci, who recently excused himself from any ties to the Marvel/Sony sequel The Amazing Spider-Man 3, has joined this new iteration of Power Rangers as an executive producer and will help develop the story alongside Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz.

Power Rangers became a phenomenon in the mid-90s, with a syndicated afternoon TV series. It first hit the big screen in 1995 with Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie and was followed by Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie in 1997.

The new 2016 version of Power Rangers will be a complete reboot with a new group of high school kids who become infused with the iconic Mighty Morphin super powers. They must learn to harness these new abilities if
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The pros and cons of a new Power Rangers movie

There's a movie reboot of the Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers coming. But is it a good idea, ponders Pete...?

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There was a period during the 1990s when it was impossible to avoid the unstoppable juggernaut that was the Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers. I never even tried; my walls were full of posters of the spandex-clad superheroes, my Christmas list was full of robot toys my parents never had a hope of buying, and my stomach was full of whatever food I’d managed to slip into the shopping trolley because it had the Power Rangers logo on it that week.

It is an understatement, then, to say that I was rather excited by yesterday’s news that Saban Brands has teamed with Lionsgate to produce a new Power Rangers movie for the 21st century. But is this going to be a good thing, or should the Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers,
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