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Old 04/29/20, 10:30 AM   #1
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Default Why did Power Rangers 2017 fail?

I really enjoyed the movie and thought it was gonna be the beginning of a successful film franchise. Why did it fail?
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Old 04/29/20, 10:30 AM   #2
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Hasbro should really do a sequel. Maybe make it less scary.
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Old 04/29/20, 10:34 AM   #3
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I enjoyed the movie too. I think it just stay struggled to find an audience.
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Old 04/29/20, 02:12 PM   #4
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Default Re: Why did Power Rangers 2017 fail?

From folks I talked to who didn't like it a lot of it comes down to the following things.

Kim's sub plot where she took a picture of her friend, and shared it without her friend's consent, how it seems like she doesn't learn anything even though were supposed to feel like she's the real victim.

That it's progressive Billy's autistic but then they have him blow stuff up even if he doesn't mean to.

That Trini is supposed to be a lesbian or at least bisexual but it only comes up in a dialogue, and we never actually see it.

TLDR: A lot of folks just didn't like how it tried to be progressive but made the Rangers come across a bland or dumb at best, and jerks at worst.
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Old 04/30/20, 12:23 PM   #5
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Default Re: Why did Power Rangers 2017 fail?

I really think they did a good with the characterizations. They should have given a more clear reason for Kimberly to feel like a victim though. Maybe have those girls did the same thing and Kim just took it to another level to get back at them?

I agree with the idea the movie struggled to find an audience. I think older people assumed it was for kids. But Parents thought it was too old for their children. It just never found its audience.
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Old 04/30/20, 12:33 PM   #6
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The new Kimberly was a disgrace. Zordon in the tv show would never let someone like that be a Ranger. She reminded me more of Kat.
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Old 04/30/20, 12:35 PM   #7
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I didn't have a problem with her having to be redeemed for exposing her friend. She clearly was sorry about what she did and tried to be a better person. The character was fine. The problem was how they made the friends the clear cut bad guys, when one of them was the victim.
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Old 04/30/20, 12:36 PM   #8
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I don't understand why they didn't get AJJ to play Rita?
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Old 04/30/20, 12:37 PM   #9
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The movie was awesome..It had a great story, characters, menacing villains. Its a crime it didn't do better at the box office.
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Old 04/30/20, 06:16 PM   #10
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It sounds petty, but I really think the designs turned people off. The Ranger Suits were bland and the Megazord looked awful. There also wasn't enough Ranger action.
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