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Old 07-22-2011, 01:11 AM   #1
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Default A Power Rangers Reboot, done seriously.

Before you think this is a joke thread, I assure you, I'm being dead serious. This has been a dream project of mine for several years.

An example of what could be done:

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If Michael Bay can make Transformers and have it be successful, or if J.J. Abrams can re-do Star Trek, or if Nolan can take what Schumacher did and give us Batman Begins and The Dark Knight...

... well, then, I think the Power Rangers deserve a serious interpretation.

Recently we're getting G.I. Joe, a proposed Ninja Turtles reboot, hell, we just got Yogi Bear, and pretty soon The Smurfs. I think it's time for some mighty morphin'.



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Old 07-22-2011, 01:14 AM   #2
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Default Re: A Power Rangers Reboot, done seriously.

Well, I think "serious" might be pushing it, given the source material. But perhaps something less... ridiculous is doable. It's all about presentation.

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Old 07-22-2011, 01:23 AM   #3
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Default Re: A Power Rangers Reboot, done seriously.

The appeal of Power Rangers to me has always been its campiness. A more serious take to me would just seem like GI Joe with primary colors. Ironically that's where those redesigns from above are based on. To make it less silly you would have to change a many things about what made the series so great in the first place. If that happens iono how interesting and idea that would be.

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Old 07-22-2011, 11:32 AM   #4
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Default Re: A Power Rangers Reboot, done seriously.

I've always being a fan of the idea of doing another, more 'serious' take on the Power Rangers. And by 'serious' it doesn't have to mean 'dark and gritty' at all... It's all about the presentation and tone IMO.

The series was very 'kiddyfied' and quite simplistic with it's sci-fi elements or explanations. The first movie was alright but still had a little bit of that 'kiddy' humour. Kids aren't dumb... Movies can be intelligent and have a serious tone but still be fun and kids still enjoy them. I mean, look at something like Pirates of the Caribbean or Transformers, that are PG-13 movies for the kids, yet neither one really panders to the kid age audience. Both are (arguably) intelligent and serious (in tone), humourous without it being silly, kid humour and treat their respective sci-fi or fantasy elements/plots in a serious/intelligent manner, without it becoming camp and they're both liked by kids and adults a like.

This was my idea for a reboot, I came up with in a previous thread of this nature.. It's basically just a more 'serious' explanation/backstory.

- First off, they need to get rid of the silly costumes and get some proper make up effects..

- Zordon is a humanoid alien and not a giant head.
- Zordon and Zedd are of the same race, perhaps even brothers. They created the power rangers to act as guardians on their factioned/waring planet.
- There were 6 power coins in total and each symbolises a kind of energy/trait - Red - leadership/strength, Black - determination, Blue - intelligence, Pink - kindness, Yellow - loyalty and Green - aggression/rage. The green coin, more powerful than the others was made in reserve, only to be used in times of great need.
- The coins were created via channeling planetary energy into the coins. A mishap with the green coin is what led to it being a more powerful/darker coin than the others.
- The coins power/energy would work by wrapping the user in a portective armour and gives them hightened strength and reflexes (no powers) and also allows the user to interact and control the respective zords.
- The coins only work with those who have certain 'genetic markers' and were handed out to those who were worthy to act as guardians. Zordon was entrusted as the Red Ranger.
- Zedd doesn't have this marker but unbeknown to Zordon, Zedd is plotting to take over and rule their planet. Inspired by the accident with the green coin, he secretly creates a 7th coin but the same mishap happens on a grander scale and the planets core/energy becomes unbalanced and unstable.
- Goldar is one of the original guardians but is loyal to Zedd. He uses the 7th coin which, due to its mass of power, makes him grow to a gigantic size. In the resulting battle, the planets core starts to tear apart.
- Zordon is entrusted with the 6 remaining power coins and flees his dying planet, and the attacking army of Lord Zedd, in his ship, 'The Alpha-5'
- The Alpha-5 (the fifth ship in the fleet), has an AI and a voice and has various robotic arms and 'drones' around the ship (similar to Jarvis and the robots in Starks lab) and also serves as the command station and houses the zords.
- Zedd has no powers like in the show but is an intelligent and devious leader. Rita is his queen who is always on the look out for a chance to backstab him and take over his army and Goldar is his loyal general.

- Zordon crash lands on earth, dying, he is confined to a life support chamber in his ship. He will appear in his humanoid form in his capsule and not as a head in a jar.
- Fearing Zedd will try to take over their planet, he gives the power coins to 5 teens who are near by or investigating the crash site. From his crashed ship he would interact and guide the teens, similar to the series
- The team would involve either the 1st or 2nd group of characters but miss out Tommy until the 2nd film.
- The group, from the local high school, are familiar with each other but aren't friends as they all belong to different social groups. Jason - athlete/Jock, Zack - Party guy, Billy - science nerd, Kimberly - cheerleader, Trina - musician.
-So the movie would be about them shedding their perceptions of each other (for example, while Zack is a party guy, underneath he wants to buckle down and make something of himself) and learning to come together as a team just as much as the action.
- The zords would be based on the dino zords from the first series. The zords, as part of the power of the coin, have the power to 'morph' into what each new user desires (so the zords whilst in use on Zordons planet would look like the Shogun Zords). Dinozords are chosen, when Billy is the first to touch the coins and, being a science buff, they pick up on his hobby/fascination with dinosaurs.
- While the zords would resemble the Dinozords they would have a more alien looking influence (similar to how Oozes Metamophocons were alien looking bugs in the first movie).
- The rangers, on a training mission, end up using the zords to help out when an earthquake causes the suspension bridge to start breaking up, where they gain media coverage and thus gain the moniker, 'Power Rangers'.

- Zedd, following Zordon to earth would send out his putty men to try and track down the teens and the power coins
- The putty men who would act as minor villains are Zedds army, a group of his dead people that he turned into zombie-like beings to do his bidding. The putty men would not be as 'dumb' as in the series and while not a major threat, would be somewhat harder to beat. Once defeated the putty men would become 'dead' again thus, giving Zedd the need to replenish his ranks whenever possible.
- The final showdown would be between the giant Goldar (who is bigger than the zords seperately but equal to the Megazord) and the Megazord.


The sequel would see Zedd finding the green power coin (lost in the crash of the Alpha-5 in the first film) which is the coin for the Dragon Zord, the biggest and most powerful Dinozord. Zedd would recruit an introduced Tommy and corrupt him with the power of the Green Coin.

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Old 07-22-2011, 12:53 PM   #5
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You guys are out of the loop. There's a new Power Rangers show on Nick already.

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Old 07-22-2011, 01:22 PM   #6
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Default Re: A Power Rangers Reboot, done seriously.

Alpha sums this up pretty well for me

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Old 07-22-2011, 01:25 PM   #7
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I think they could make a good live action film series. "Serious" Im not so sure about. But they can make it PG if they wanted to

But as someone said there is a new show in Nick (I didnt know it was on Nick, what happened to Fox Kids? I'm out of the loop)

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Old 07-22-2011, 01:29 PM   #8
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Default Re: A Power Rangers Reboot, done seriously.

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I think they could make a good live action film series. "Serious" Im not so sure about. But they can make it PG if they wanted to

But as someone said there is a new show in Nick (I didnt know it was on Nick, what happened to Fox Kids? I'm out of the loop)
Fox Kids died in the early 00's.
There was talk of doing another live action film when Saban said they're investing 100 million dollars into the franchise.

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Old 07-22-2011, 01:43 PM   #9
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Default Re: A Power Rangers Reboot, done seriously.

I think the campyness of the series is what gives it it's charm.

All though, I do think the last two series were a bit more serious in tone compared to previous incarnations.

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Old 07-22-2011, 02:39 PM   #10
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for a more serious movie would you have robotic animals or cars ?

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Old 07-22-2011, 03:20 PM   #11
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No thank you. Not everything needs to be grimdark srs bsns.

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Old 07-22-2011, 03:25 PM   #12
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Old 07-22-2011, 04:55 PM   #13
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I've been wanting a re-boot for the last few years,I think a more serious take for a TV show or movie yet not based on a specific series or the extreme cheese&camp from the early series could work,Not enter the dark zone But more like Spider-Man1&2 tone or as serious as IronMan&Thor could be great!!!

Would be kinda weird for me IF they still used the characters from the show like Tommy But not having Jason Frank to play the part,But I still love the concept and I feel there's much potential for it on the big screen!!

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I actually think this could be a really cool film franchise. Not ultra serious but like Spider-Man, as Luis just said, or even a bit lighter I mean they can get it to be PG if they wanted to.

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The man who played Ivan Ooze was Belloq in Raiders of the Lost Ark.

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I would love to see that. I think a more serious tone can be done. I think stuff like the early Kamen Rider Seasons are a good example of a more darker tone with people in Power Armor beating monsters not being a ridiculous concept.

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Drop the poses&one-liners the Rangers do every few seconds,Improve on the armor suits from the first movie(just make the armor better looking&realistic But keep the overall designs)and the best CGI or mini models they can afford for the megazords.....Then I'll be fine!!!!

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Drop the poses&one-liners the Rangers do every few seconds,Improve on the armor suits from the first movie(just make the armor better looking&realistic But keep the overall designs)and the best CGI or mini models they can afford for the megazords.....Then I'll be fine!!!!
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And they dont really need to make it "darker"

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I don't think a Dark-Nolanesque tone would work for Power Rangers. i think you go the Micheal Bay way. It needs to be fun and action pack.
My Ideal crew.

Director - J. J Abrams(Super 8)
Writers - J. J Abrams, Robert Orci and Alex Kurtzman
(Basically the Star Trek crew)

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Jason - Scott Eastwood
Zack - Micheal B Jordan
Billy - Nicholas Hoult
Trini - Brenda Song
Kimberly - Lyndsy Fonseca

Zordon - Jeremy Irons

Rita - Helena Botham Carter
Zedd - Ray Stevenson

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dont mess with the green ranger tho

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I don't think a Dark-Nolanesque tone would work for Power Rangers. i think you go the Micheal Bay way. It needs to be fun and action pack.
My Ideal crew.

Director - J. J Abrams(Super 8)
Writers - J. J Abrams, Robert Orci and Alex Kurtzman
(Basically the Star Trek crew)

Casting Suggestions

Jason - Scott Eastwood
Zack - Micheal B Jordan
Billy - Nicholas Hoult
Trini - Brenda Song
Kimberly - Lyndsy Fonseca

Zordon - Jeremy Irons

Rita - Helena Botham Carter
Zedd - Ray Stevenson
These two are right on so many levels. Especially Rita, I literally can't think of anyone better.

Also a serious reboot can totally work. I would love to see them do a "star trek" with this one. I think this will be seriously looked into if the Captain Planet movie does well. We'll see.

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Considering the first PR movie came out during the show, they could do a reboot movie and still have the tv show since they change casts every single season now which is probably why PR isnt even half of what it used to be.

But I would love for a semi serious PR movie franchise. If its made like Pirates with enough campness and seriousness it would do fine. Add in giant robots ala Transformers and you should have a hit on your hands and bring kids through adults to it.

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i thinkthey coould maake it pg the frist teeage mutnat nijaturtle liveactiom was pg it was dark not too dark. they could make it pg 13 like spider-man was just super hero action. i also would like to see reboot of power ranger i own the orgianl power ragner movie i wath it all the time.e ijust think if they can make gaint robots from trasfomer then theycould make giant zords. i liked all of he power ragner unti th robots turned into bear or frog .when they turne into zord want too bad you can tell it fake now just imagin what the zords would look like today. iwould like to add tomy maybe not unitl the sequeal then iwould make him green ranger. i liked the tommy as green ragner. then the white ragner

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Anyone see Amy Jo Johnson on Flashpoint? Damn. She's hotter now then when she was the Pink Ranger.

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Who wants a little bit of Ivan's Ooze?!?!?!

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