‘Power Rangers’ hits cinemas to­day

New Straits Times - - Entertainment -

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.

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