I will probably buy this.
Am I the only one who thinks they should give this franchise a "mature science-fiction treatment" ?
I know it's going to sound insane, but I don't find everything about the power rangers so outlandish that it can't be re-written for a more adult audience, with a creative writer that sees the potential for some good superhero action mixed with effective sci-fi.
I would tap this.
Give em suits like they had in Tron Legacy.
Lord Zedd just needs to ooze more blood and stuff. He was freaky as is.
Then make goldar a freaky ass werewolf in big battle armor.
Set it slightly in the future.
But a bleak desaturated future.
I had this concept that there was an interstellar war hundreds of years ago, and six of the genetically engineered super soldiers were carrying a dangerous war criminal (Lord Zedd) to his moon based prison (gives a shit about established canon? Reboot motherfuckers.) on the other side of the Galaxy (our moon of course)
and one of them was trapped behind with zedd on the moon as the others barely escaped in their ship.
Which crashed on earth. Lodged in an underground cavern somewhere in a california desert or SOMETHING idk.
Hadn't really thought that out. But, it'd end up being the command center.
And the soldiers who look human ala the kryptonians, would have simply blended into the local populace.
And if Lord Zedd ever escaped... their decendants would be ready to pick up their cause and stop him.
Only all the knowledge of this was completely forgetten by the time we get to modern day.
And their direct decendants who carry their super soldier gene are five teens from Angel Grove.
So when Lord Zedd breaks free after some moon probe interferes with the stasis chamber he sends Goldar to Earth to get something back from the command center. Idk piece of his armor, his heart? something that he cannot reach full power without.
The sixth soldier in his crashed ship on the moon, who's been in a stasis chamber himself is awakened when the alert trips on Zedd's chamber. He then remotely accesses the command center and starts it up. Being able to communicate with the onboard computer (Alpha 5) via holographic projection (see where I'm going with this?)
Then, they activate the dormant gene in the teens, drawing them to the command center, and they end up fending off Goldar's attack.
The rest would play out pretty similar to Day of the Dumpster.
Idk. It'd be darker in tone, a solid PG-13. No kinds of slapstick humor. Bulk and Skull would be an afterthought.
I'd completely skip over Rita Repulsa. (After credit's teaser?)
Get some decent fight coreographer to amp up the fight scenes etc etc.
Thats how I would do it.