IT’s MORPHIN' TIME!
While some summer blockbusters opt to go down the road of maximum dourness (Batman V Superman: Dawn
Of Justice, we’re looking at you), don’t expect the same tone from Power Rangers – the upcoming movie reboot of the spandex-draped kids television show.
“This is more of an Amblin sort of experience,” says director Dean Israelite, on set in Vancouver. “There’s a real sense of adventure and fun. To me this is a love story between five kids who start off in their own worlds, but who find each other. There’s a joy and a buoyancy to the movie.”
“The journey of these five teens becoming the Power Rangers and the journey of them growing up are one and the same. To me, what’s been exciting about the movie from the very first draft that I read has been that this is just a metaphor for these kids finding out who they are.”
That doesn’t mean it won’t be high on adventure and spectacle, however. Villainous alien sorceress Rita Repulsa (Elizabeth Banks) is back and intent on stirring up trouble with the help of her army of Putties – cue lots of kicking and punching, no doubt. “Everything has a bigness and richness to it that I think
audiences in 2017 really need and appreciate,” says Israelite. “This is completely inspired by Mighty
Morphin’ Power Rangers – the very first season, the one I saw as a kid. It’s reimagined and reinvented in ways, but it captures the spirit of what was in that show but brings it to a 2017 audience in a new, next generation way.”
Better than what you wear to work.
And here’s them before a visit to their tailors.