Power Rangers' Original Blue, Black Rangers Aren't Impressed by Reboot Film
posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers original cast members David Yost (Billy/Blue Ranger) and Walter Jones (Zack/Black Ranger) shared their thoughts about Lionsgate's Power Rangers live-action film at the C2E2 convention in Chicago. The film, which opened in the U.S. in March, has taken home US$129.2 million, but that doesn't mean it doesn't have its share of critics, Yost and Jones included.
The two original Rangers shared their disappointments about changes made in the film. Jones mentioned that his character's original brand of martial arts, "Hip Hop Kido," is missing.
"Hip Hop Kido was a really important element of who I was on Power Rangers." Jones said. "I think if they would have added that, then there could have been some parkour and there could have been so many other elements to that character that it would have been awesome."
Yost was less than enthused about the cast's delivery of the signature "It's Morphin' Time" phrase.
"[When] they morph they better bring it, and they better say 'It's Morphin' Time,'" he said. “When we said, 'It's Morphin' Time!,' it was like, 'Shit's about to go down;' when they said it in the movie it was so lackadaisical. I was like, 'Are you kidding me?'"
Yost and Jones' cast mates Jason David Frank (Green Ranger) and Amy Jo Johnson (Pink Ranger) have cameos in the new film.
If you aren't a fan of the reboot, you could always check the alternative: Mighty Morphin' Meower Rangers.
[Via William Earl at IndieWire]