Power Rangers: what has changed from childhood series for the new movie?

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Power Rangers debuted this month in cinemas worldwide and is based in the former, and more wistful and successful, the series seasons. Known as Mighty Morphin, the initial phase was starring the characters Jason (Red Ranger), Kimberly (Pink Ranger), Zack (Black Ranger), Trini (Ranger Yellow) and Billy (Blue Ranger) and ran from 1993 to 1995 generating up to a film that was a true classic of the afternoon session during the decade.

The return of the super team theaters has some differences from the original series. If you have not checked the film, see what has changed. But if you do not remember much of those early seasons, learn about the original work.

Movie Power Rangers has differences from the classic series

alien clothing

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Power Rangers debuted this month in cinemas worldwide and is based in the former, and more wistful and successful, the series seasons. Known as Mighty Morphin, the initial phase was starring the characters Jason (Red Ranger), Kimberly (Pink Ranger), Zack (Black Ranger), Trini (Ranger Yellow) and Billy (Blue Ranger) and ran from 1993 to 1995 generating up to a film that was a true classic of the afternoon session during the decade.

The return of the super team theaters has some differences from the original series. If you have not checked the film, see what has changed. But if you do not remember much of those early seasons, learn about the original work.

Movie Power Rangers has differences from the classic series

alien clothing

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When the first pictures of the new uniforms were issued, the responsible designer said that in the story the clothes would have been created by aliens, and so perhaps the public estranhasse.

Actually what they tried was to modernize the costumes, based on more recent productions hero as Iron Man and remembering even the Green Lantern. Thus, the clothes ended up quite different from that of the series, but it makes sense in the new story.

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Traditionally in the series, black characters saw the Black Ranger. The film decided to change it and Billy, played by actor Ronald Cyler II, wearing blue robe, while Zack gets black.

ethnic diversity

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Traditionally in the series, black characters saw the Black Ranger. The film decided to change it and Billy, played by actor Ronald Cyler II, wearing blue robe, while Zack gets black.

ethnic diversity

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Unlike the production of the 90s, in which 60% of the original cast were white, the new film we have just a white character - Red Ranger Jason, played by Dacre Montgomery.

Naomi Scot, actress who plays the Pink Ranger Kimberly, is a descendant of Indians; Trini, the Yellow Ranger in the series was Japanese-American, the film is experienced by Latin actress Becky G .; Ludi actor Lin, the Black Ranger Zack has Asian ethnicity; and Billy, Ronald Cyler II as already said, is black.

Concern for inclusion

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The issue of representation was not attached only to the ethnic diversity of the cast. Exploring this more than in the series where the characters were teenagers who were enjoying together in the school hallway before save the world, the new Power Rangers bet on modern problems to identify with the public.

The trailer already made it clear that team members suffer bullying at school. In addition, part of the film focuses on Trini, the Yellow Ranger, it implied she might be a lesbian.

A point raised by the site Collant No Neckline proposes that Zack would not be a Chinese immigrant, as his mother does not speak English with him.

There is also the presence of an autistic character, the Blue Ranger Bily, which is not underestimated because of its condition and gains a lot of attention on the team, becoming the first to achieve morph.

divided leadership

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The issue of representation was not attached only to the ethnic diversity of the cast. Exploring this more than in the series where the characters were teenagers who were enjoying together in the school hallway before save the world, the new Power Rangers bet on modern problems to identify with the public.

The trailer already made it clear that team members suffer bullying at school. In addition, part of the film focuses on Trini, the Yellow Ranger, it implied she might be a lesbian.

A point raised by the site Collant No Neckline proposes that Zack would not be a Chinese immigrant, as his mother does not speak English with him.

There is also the presence of an autistic character, the Blue Ranger Bily, which is not underestimated because of its condition and gains a lot of attention on the team, becoming the first to achieve morph.

divided leadership

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Not just in Mighty Morphin, but in all seasons of the series to date, the Red Ranger always takes the lead of the team. In the film, this space is divided between the Pink Ranger and Blue. If to compare, you can even say that Kimberly exercise more leadership and courage than Jason, while the part of intelligence is up to Billy.

Blue, incidentally, is responsible for uniting the five team members and within the script, it is he who makes the decision that makes all come into contact with the crystals that transform them into Power Ranger.

Powers before morfar

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Contact with the crystals makes the most powerful young and new skills, such as speed and super strength. This is an increase added to the film and exploited as a training for the characters. In the series, the Power Rangers have no skills out of the ordinary in their social lives, without using the uniform.

They know how to fight, but can not jump between cliffs, for example. They only gain these skills after morfam, ie when they wear the uniform.

What could still change

There is a campaign on the Internet asking if Tommy the Green Ranger, to appear in a possible sequel, it is played by an actress. Perhaps the most famous of the Power Rangers, Tommy (originally lived by actor Jason David Frank) is the character who more time remained in the series - were eight seasons in total.

The Hashtag #MakeTommyAGirl (Tommy turns on girl in free translation) gained adherents even within the current team. "I and many of the cast have discussed and we think it should be a girl. It makes perfect sense: three girls, three boys, "said Darci Montgomery, the current Red Ranger, The Hollywood Reporter.

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