Yesterday, I talked about Hollywood making too many remakes and I briefly mentioned the upcoming Power Rangers film. For many of people born after the glorious 90s, The Power Rangers are probably an unknown thing. But for us 90s kids, the Power Rangers mark a glorious era where we could pretend that wearing tight latex suits would give us super powers, as long as we worked together.
The idea of the Power Rangers was of course taken from the Japanese show Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger, because at least the Japanese are capable of coming up with their own ideas. Regardless of that, the Power Rangers were a hit and had me tuning in on the Kids Channel on Sunday to watch it (and Biker Mice from Mars. Who remembers that one?). The CGI effects were bad. The plot was horrible and the acting was even worse, yet still I enjoyed it. When I played Power Rangers with my brother and his friends, I always had to be the Pink Ranger, even though I really wanted to be the red ranger. He was the coolest and the leader. Yeah, I know he was always played by a dude, but red is just my colour, okay?
Now that a new Power Rangers film is in the making, I figured it would be a good idea to reminisce about all the good things about the Power Rangers. Things that cannot be topped by whatever new CGI effects they are throwing in our faces. What? Elizabeth Banks is involved you say? Oh well, I guess we’ll have to wait and see. But anyway, read more to find out the three reasons why the original Power Rangers were so amazing.