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    First forum review

    Yeah, someone here has to jump on these grenades and save everyone else. That, in part, is what this forum is for, right?

    I like Elizabeth Banks and thought she might do Rita Repulsa honor. But no. Not even. This starts out like Breakfast Club then goes total CW and in the end, is just a dumb ad for Krispy Kreme. They tried to repair the black/black, yellow/Asian, pink/female of the original MMPR by switching a few colors up (Billy is now black) but the leader red ranger is still the white dude. The 1st Ep of the original MMPR achieves everything this feature length film does in 20 mins and is the prescribed eye wash after this 2017 fail.
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    Another Power Rangers reboot

    Maybe we'll get that gritty one this time.

    'Power Rangers' Reboot in the Works With Creator of 'It's the End of the F---ing World' (Exclusive)
    DECEMBER 13, 2019 2:57PM by Borys Kit


    'The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers' | 20th Century Fox/Photofest

    This time, the feature is in Paramount's hands.

    Itís Morphin time for Jonathan Entwistle

    The filmmaker, perhaps best known for creating the Netflix series The End of the F---ing World, is taking on Power Rangers, a new version of the colorful family adventure franchise, this time set up at Paramount.

    Entwistle is in early negotiations to direct a new feature project that would reboot the title.

    Power Rangers was a í90s TV series and global marketing franchise, initially called The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, that used footage from a Japanese childrenís show. The premise involved a group of kids who become superheroes, each with his or her own color-coordinated outfit and matching helmet. The show first aired on Fox Kids, then on Disney-owned channel in the 2000ss. A movie also hit theaters in 1995.

    In 2017, Lionsgate produced and released a feature that rebooted the title, making it less kid-friendly and giving it a more brooding YA edge. The pic bombed, grossing only $142 million worldwide on a budget of around $100 million, and plans for a series of films were scrapped.

    Now in Paramountís court, Power Rangers is getting rebooted once more, in a way that hopes to return the franchise to its roots. The story is said to involve a time-travel element that brings the kids to the 1990s and, in Back to the Future fashion, they have to find a way to get back to their present. Patrick Burleigh, who wrote the upcoming Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway, is penning the script.

    Hasbro, which bought the property from creator Haim Saban in 2018, is producing the feature via its film arm, Allspark Pictures.

    On the surface, Entwistle is an outside-the-box choice for the shiny franchise as his Netflix show The End of the F---ing World was dark and envelope-pushing, nearly the opposite of what you can get for a Hasbro property. The series, a dark comedy that he directed and executive produced and which debuted its second season in November, told of the growing friendship between a teenage boy who believes he is a sociopath and is looking for a person to kill and a girl who persuades him to ditch their homes for a road trip.

    Entwistle is currently in postproduction on Iím Not Okay With This, another Netflix show he co-created, exec produced and directed. Also teenage-centric, Not Okay focuses on a girl dealing with high school life, her budding sexuality and superpowers.

    But the director, repped by CAA and Grandview, has shown he has a grasp on the voice of the younger generation, which Paramount execs hope will translate into something unique and appealing onscreen.


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    Netflix Power Rangers


    Netflix Lands New ‘Power Rangers’ Cinematic Universe From Creator Jonathan Entwistle
    Charles Barfield November 24, 2021 3:58 pm News

    A little more than a year ago, it was announced that Jonathan Entwistle (producer and director of “The End of the F***ing World”) was working with Hasbro and eOne on a new reboot of the “Power Rangers” universe. At the time, it was said the deal would likely be for a feature film that would potentially lead to a new set of shows. Now that is official, and it appears Netflix is the lucky streamer landing all of the “Power Rangers” goodness.

    According to an interview with Deadline, eOne’s President of Global Television, Michael Lombardo, revealed that work is now being done to bring “Power Rangers” to Netflix. And no, it’s not just going to be a film series. We’re talking about an expansive cinematic universe of films and TV series, all for the streamer.

    “Since we set up ‘Power Rangers’ with Jonathan, we pitched really a whole-world approach,” he teased. “It’s not just one show; it is shows followed by films, some kids’ programming. We have found a great writing partner for him; they are off. Knock on wood, Netflix is excited, we’re excited, we hope to have some news soon.”

    It appears eOne and Hasbro aren’t just content with a new film series; the studios both want to fully make a brand-new “Power Rangers” universe, which will include films, series, and even kids’ programming. It’s unclear if they will build off the 2016 reboot film that seemingly was enjoyed by critics for the most part but didn’t necessarily set the box office on fire. Or, more likely, it’ll be just a brand-new reboot of the franchise, offering Entwistle a blank slate to build his “Power Rangers” empire atop.

    For those unaware, “Power Rangers” tells the story of a group of disparate teens who are imbued with alien powers that allow them to transform into martial arts superheroes. They also gain control of giant robots called Zords, attempting to fight monsters and other baddies. The franchise has been going strong internationally for decades, spawning so, so many spinoffs. Even to this day, it’s a popular series on Netflix, where much of the previous shows and films can already be found.

    A release date or official plan for the new reboot has yet to be announced.
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