Every generation has a thing that they and they alone can truly claim. Be it disco or tie dye, Poodle skirts or Michael Jackson, there are some things that just define a generation. One example of this is none other than the Power Rangers. A staple of 90’s pop culture in America, the series lives on in many forms, one form being the coming movie so modestly titled Saban’s Power Rangers.
The film, set to hit theaters March of 2017, stars a group of fairly unknown young actors and actresses and will be a sort of reworking of the original Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers’ characters and storyline. Now, I have been quite skeptical of this movie and its possibility for success at the box office for some time now, but it seems Lionsgate (The studio behind this movie) is pretty confident that this movie will be nothing short of a hit.
CEO of Lionsgate Jon Feltheimer recently said some very things regarding this coming movie. “We are really, really excited about the ‘Power Rangers’ movie. We could see doing five or six or seven.” Wow. And I thought James Cameron was crazy saying he was gonna make like three more Avatar movies. This shows that Lionsgate must have a lot of faith in this new property.
But when you think about it, their confidence in this property isn’t totally misguided. The Power Rangers television series has been running for 24 seasons and currently shows no signs of stopping. However, one must remember that the Power Rangers have ventured into the world of cinema before with mixed results. While the 1995 movie made $66 million on a $15 million budget, the second film (titled Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie) only made $9.6 million in the global box office.
So what do you think? Are you down with 6+ Power Rangers movies? Are you even going to see the first movie? Talk about it in comments and don’t forget to like, share, and follow Sprom for more news on Saban’s Power Rangers and other things in the world of movie news.
Saban’s Power Rangers comes to theaters March 24th, 2017.