All right, we’re a little over a week away from the release of a brand new Power Rangers movie (and in the midst of a Twitch streaming marathon), so I figure this is as good a time as any to launch into a tangentially-related discussion about it. But before I do anything else: Lost Galaxy has the best theme song of the entire franchise. Yeah, I said it. Come at me. Fight me 1v1.
At this stage, it’s impossible to know for sure whether Lionsgate’s soon-to-drop film is good or not. We can all make guesses based on the evidence presented -- trailers, interviews, and so on -- but there are only two ways to confirm its quality (or lack thereof): take in as many reviews as possible, or see it in the flesh. I’d imagine that there’s a decent number of people who are already crying tears of blood over what’s been shown off so far -- I’ve almost hacked up a lung on a couple of occasions -- but you know what they say. Innocent until proven guilty. It’s a shame that proving innocence or guilt requires a time/money investment that might prove physically or spiritually painful; still, that’s the way it goes.
In any case, Power Rangers has gotten me thinking. It pretty much had to; as your friendly neighborhood tokusatsu fan, 48% of my brainpower is devoted to visualizing OTT transformation poses. So let’s get to it.
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