Growing up in the late 80s, and early 90s I was at the right age when Power Rangers first arrived on TV. It was a great show and had a lot to offer: Fighting, monsters, robots, developing a crush on Amy Jo Johnson (100% why I watched the Disney Movie Suzy Q).
Now that the Power Rangers are returning in a gritty movie, we’ll be back to seeing Putty Patrol, Rita Repulsa and Goldar soon enough! To be fair the Power Rangers haven’t gone anywhere because they milked that cash cow for the better part of 2 decades but nothing came quite as iconic as the original run.
While the new movie will return to the fun days of the Dino-Zords and Zordon, it does look like it’s gone in the gritty direction. The Rangers look quite Iron-Man-esque, Rita trades her silly hat for a more sultry look, and we’ve only heard whispers of Zordon or Alpha 5. Since Pacific Rim released, many fans wanted to see a Power Rangers movie along the same tone and that appears to be the case with the new trailer. So come next year we’ll see what a more serious Power Ranger movie looks like this side of Ivan Ooze.
While details have been scarce about the movie, we still don’t know who or what the giant monster will be. There must be a giant monster to prompt the MegaZord to throw down so I thought it’d be fun to list a few monsters I’d like to see get updated and put on the big screen. (While I am a geek about things, I barely remember any of the monsters, let alone their names so Googling things like “Power Ranger Pig Monster” or “Power Ranger Fish Monster” became my “research” for this). Anyway here’s who I’d like to see them brawl against. (FULL STORY)