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Old March 4th, 2017, 01:22 PM #4001
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I could see them pulling a Star Trek Beyond and making Billy gay.
And then he'll shoot himself and Zack will start selling drugs.
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And then he'll shoot himself and Zack will start selling drugs.
Someone should make that a thing!
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Someone should make that a thing!
Just a reminder that without his little project this movie wouldn't exist. Everyone thank Satan.
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Just a reminder that without his little project this movie wouldn't exist. Everyone thank Satan.
Except the film was formally announced in May of 2014, that didn't come out until February 2015.
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Everyone likes to shit on Power/Rangers, but if anything, it was a good proof of concept. It showed that not only could the basic elements of Power Rangers be translated into a more mature format but also that there was interest from the general public in such a thing. Yes, it was far too extreme, but there's no way the makers of this movie didn't see the reaction to the fan film and think that it was a mandate to be more mature.
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Except the film was formally announced in May of 2014, that didn't come out until February 2015.
That's the joke.

Kahn thinks his film influenced the movie when the movie was in development way before his piece of shit came out.
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Everyone likes to shit on Power/Rangers, but if anything, it was a good proof of concept. It showed that not only could the basic elements of Power Rangers be translated into a more mature format but also that there was interest from the general public in such a thing. Yes, it was far too extreme, but there's no way the makers of this movie didn't see the reaction to the fan film and think that it was a mandate to be more mature.
I think observing the landscape of superhero movies for the last decade told them what type of movie this needed to be, not Power/Rangers.
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Except the film was formally announced in May of 2014, that didn't come out until February 2015.
The fan film came out during the transition from Orci, Stentz, and Miller to Dean Isrealite and the current production and writing team. I guarantee the fan film influenced the direction they took from there.
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I'm 100% sure they were going to be more mature straight from the beginning.

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The fan film came out during the transition from Orci, Stentz, and Miller to Dean Isrealite and the current production and writing team. I guarantee the fan film influenced the direction they took from there.
I guarantee it didn't at all.
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I could see them pulling a Star Trek Beyond and making Billy gay.
I'm thinking if we have the previews to go by, it will most likely be Zach. Let's see....
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I'm thinking if we have the previews to go by, it will most likely be Zach. Let's see....
Okay wait what? What out of anything we've seen has given you any indication whatsoever that Zack is gay?
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The fan film came out during the transition from Orci, Stentz, and Miller to Dean Isrealite and the current production and writing team. I guarantee the fan film influenced the direction they took from there.
So you think before then they were going to be making an expensive version of the TV show? We already saw two of them and they didn't perform too hot. That was never going to be what this movie was, "Fan" film or not.
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The fan film came out during the transition from Orci, Stentz, and Miller to Dean Isrealite and the current production and writing team. I guarantee the fan film influenced the direction they took from there.
I don't. It was a piece of crap and no one can convince me otherwise lol.

On the topic of LGBT characters, it would be insulting, not progressive if Billy was gay. Same as it was for Sulu.

Literally any other character I'm fine with. Making a character gay or straight because the actor who originated the role is gay or straight is an insult to their portrayal of the character.

It's pandering, and pandering doesn't help progress.
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Okay wait what? What out of anything we've seen has given you any indication whatsoever that Zack is gay?
My fantasies.

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I don't. It was a piece of crap and no one can convince me otherwise lol.

On the topic of LGBT characters, it would be insulting, not progressive if Billy was gay. Same as it was for Sulu.

Literally any other character I'm fine with. Making a character gay or straight because the actor who originated the role is gay or straight is an insult to their portrayal of the character.

It's pandering, and pandering doesn't help progress.
I don't view it as insulting, but I do view it as heavy handed.
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So you think before then they were going to be making an expensive version of the TV show? We already saw two of them and they didn't perform too hot. That was never going to be what this movie was, "Fan" film or not.
I think Saban was more willing to let go of the reigns after he saw how positively the general public reacted to Power/Rangers. He had that conversation with Orci which amounted to "don't fuck with my baby." At the very least, I think the fan film showed them it could be done. If nothing else, it gave them more confidence in what they were doing.
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I don't view it as insulting, but I do view it as heavy handed.
Insulting was a poor word choice on my part. Heavy handed is a better term.
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I think if any of these characters is LGBT, it's Trini.
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I'm thinking if we have the previews to go by, it will most likely be Zach. Let's see....
...The ranger we've seen least of? What?
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I think Saban was more willing to let go of the reigns after he saw how positively the general public reacted to Power/Rangers. He had that conversation with Orci which amounted to "don't fuck with my baby." At the very least, I think the fan film showed them it could be done. If nothing else, it gave them more confidence in what they were doing.
Saban literally hated that "fan" film with all of their being. That does not instill confidence, it makes you clamp down harder. That film didn't demonstrate a damn thing, it was an exercise in every single wrong decision. Blood, Gore, and Sex for the sake of it. The only positive reactions out there were "THIS IS TOTALLY WHAT THE MOVIE SHOULD BE!" and we can clearly see that is not what this movie is.

Lionsgate would of never put the money down on the movie had Saban limited them to barely above what the show did. It never would happened.
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Saban literally hated that "fan" film with all of their being. That does not instill confidence, it makes you clamp down harder. That film didn't demonstrate a damn thing, it was an exercise in every single wrong decision. Blood, Gore, and Sex for the sake of it. The only positive reactions out there were "THIS IS TOTALLY WHAT THE MOVIE SHOULD BE!" and we can clearly see that is not what this movie is.

Lionsgate would of never put the money down on the movie had Saban limited them to barely above what the show did. It never would happened.
Yep. Saban knows how to make money. We were always going to get a Pg 13 movie. It's the most profitable. That had zero to do with that film releasing.

If they were going the kids route, they would have just made a Dino Charge movie or something.
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