If you were a fan of the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers TV series, chances are you rocked out more than once to that theme song. It's a pretty catchy song for a show that was, at the end of the day, a fun kid's show. The Power Rangers live action movie seems to be taking a few steps away from the campy tone of the original show in favor of something more grounded. If you felt disappointed by that, we have something that might cheer you up. It's the latest trailer from Power Rangers recut in the style of the TV show's opening and it's pretty awesome.
This recut trailer comes to use courtesy of YouTube, and assembles movie clips from Power Rangers in the style of the original show's opening. The video is complete with everything from split screen character introductions to Zordon's call for some teens with attitude. The video starts with Elizabeth Banks' updated Rita Repulsa with the monologue of the original scratchy-voiced Rita laid over her footage. Then it moves to Bryan Cranston's Zordon recruiting five teens to become the Power Rangers in order to stop her. The recut trailer has plenty of Ranger and Zord action, though it's limited by how little footage has actually been released by Power Rangers.
The catchy song isn't quite the same as having Kanye West's "Power" playing instead, is it? The new trailer for Power Rangers did a lot in showing off more classic Ranger elements, such has hand-to-hand combat and Zord action. But it's still pretty clear that the film isn't going for the same tone that most people associate with Power Rangers, and we'll have to see how that works out for when it finally hits the big screen later this year. Personally, I think it looks like this movie about colorfully clad teenage superheroes fighting crime in their giant robots is taking itself a bit too seriously, but trailers can be deceiving.
For those who may have never seen it or just wish to reminisce, here's the original opening for the TV that we can compare to the above recut.
Power Rangers is directed by Dean Israelite based on a screenplay written by John Gatins. The film stars Dacre Montgomery, Naomi Scott, Becky G., Ludi Lin, RJ Cyler, Elizabeth Banks, Bryan Cranston, and Bill Hader as Alpha 5. The film is set to hit theaters on March 24, 2017.