‘Power Rangers’ hits cinemas today
THE film Powers Rangers has just received the green light from the Malaysian Censorship Board (LPF) to screen nationwide today as scheduled.
On Tuesday, the local film distributor, TGV Pictures, halted the advance ticket sales for the film as it was undergoing LPF’s review. Its spokesperson said the move was “to avoid any issues that may arise”.
Yesterday, however, TGV Pictures emailed the media announcing that Power Rangers would be released as per scheduled today.
The film will be rated P13, which means that some materials might be inappropriate for children under 13, so parental supervision is required. The movie will run for 124 minutes, without any editing.
“We’re relieved that the film has been given the approval from the board for us to screen it as scheduled. We’re resuming the advance ticket sales at the cinemas from today (yesterday) onwards,” said TGV Pictures marketing manager Grace Tan.
Rumours had it that the film was undergoing the board’s review because one of the Rangers is a character confused with her sexuality.
Besides battling the witch Rita Repulsa and her alien troops, Yellow Ranger Trini (played by 20-year-old actress Becky G.) was also supposed to be dealing with her confusion.
According to a report by Hollywood Reporter, the revealing scene in the film involved “one character assuming she’s (Trini) having ‘boyfriend problems’ and soon realising that perhaps, she’s actually having ‘girlfriend problems’”.
‘Power Rangers’ will run for 124 minutes without any cut.