The trend of 90's and 80's nostalgia has become an extremely lucrative one, and as such reboots and long awaited sequels are being produced constantly. In an attempt to cash in, Lionsgate's Power Rangers movie was born, featuring the settings and iconography of the campy 90's kids show, but made for a more serious and modern audience. Anticipation for the film has been increasing recently, as new footage and trailers reveal bits and pieces of its contents. And a new clip has revealed our closest look at one of the Rangers' Zords.
A new Power Rangers clip was just revealed (via IGN) that is all about Zack and his Mastodon Zord. It appears that Mighty Morphin Power Rangers made piloting the giant robots easier than it is, and we see Ludi Lin's Zack struggle to survive his first attempt. Check it out
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This clip is presumably from the middle bit of Power Rangers' runtime. The teenagers with attitude have already discovered Zordon's command center, met Alpha 5, and accepted their roles as protectors of Earth. But they still need to be trained- an activity that it seems Bill Hader's Alpha 5 is in charge of.
But the new version of Zack is apparently a bit braver than the rest of the Rangers. Because while Alpha's robotic back was turned, Zack hopped into the cockpit and decided to take the Mastodon Zord for a little joyride in the mountains around Angel Grove. The problem is that he doesn't actually know the controls of the giant robotic weapon, specifically the brakes. Is it possible that the Zords have living spirits of their own in Power Rangers? I guess we'll just have to see.
The design for the Zords has been heavily criticized by diehard fans of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. The Zords from the original series were dinosaurs that would combine to create the all powerful MegaZord. But the new MegaZord doesn't seem to actually be composed of the other robots. Additionally, all of the new Zords are heavily armed with giant guns, which seems to be a stark contrast to their functionality in the children's show.
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Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Double majored in theater and literature during undergrad. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBlend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his favorite actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid.