Get an eyeful of these eye sores.
After the pretty terrible image of Elizabeth Banks as Rita Repulsa released I had pretty low expectations for this upcoming Power Rangers reboot.
Well, Lionsgate managed to lower my expectations even further by giving us our first look at the titular Power Rangers. Check out the image for yourself:
It looks like they tried to turn the Power Rangers into Iron Men and failed spectacularly. Hell, they even have arc reactors! These costumes are so ridiculously over designed and ugly, I honestly don’t know how they got approved. The only aspect of the costumes I actually like are the mouths on the helmets, because they fit into the cheesiness that the Power Rangers should embody.
Sigh, it looks like they are going to try and take Power Rangers in a serious direction, which sounds awful. I want campy, over the top power rangers who morph into giant robots to cheesy speed-metal guitar solos. This looks like it will be more in line with Transformers, and contain similar groan inducing material.
Also, why the hell do the women Power Rangers have sculpted boobs into their armor? Have we not moved passed this? Have The Force Awakens and Game of Thrones not demonstrated that boobplate is totally unneeded? Ugh, it’s so frustrating to still see this kind of sophomoric armor design. There is no reason for sculpted boob armor other than visual titillation. And that is the worst kind of reason. Plus, I just noticed the female Power Rangers have heels as well! We all know heels are the best foot wear for fighting monsters and aliens.
Why are we sexualizing Power Rangers again?
Power Rangers sadly opens in theaters on March 24, 2017.