Recently, we shared that Elizabeth Banks will be playing Rita Repulsa in the upcoming “Power Rangers” reboot. Well, now we have our first look at her in that role (which was released a little while ago), as well as our first look at the suits the Rangers will be wearing in the film. I’ll be honest, I don’t love ’em, but I also don’t hate ’em. They’re a little Iron Man-ish for my taste. We’ll get there, though.
Let’s start with the shot of Elizabeth Banks as Rita Repulsa.
A little weird, right? I was pretty against this, at first. The green was throwing me off. Then my brother pointed out that it’s probably got something to do with the Green Ranger, who Rita creates to infiltrate The Power Rangers. That brought me back. If executed properly, the Green Ranger story arc could make for a great film.
All right. Time to get to the new pic of The Power Rangers. Without further ado, here it is:
I’m not the only one who was reminded of Iron Man when seeing these suits. Even the chest pieces make me think of the arc reactor. It’s not the worst thing. The suits look slick. They’re just going to constantly bring to mind the most successful film franchise ever: Marvel’s Cinematic Universe. I don’t know that you want people sitting in your movie, thinking about Marvel, but whatever.
It is Power Rangers, though. There’s a certain nostalgia factor that makes them pretty bulletproof.
FEATURED IMAGE CREDIT: People.com.