Here's What Your New Power Rangers Suits Look Like

Thursday, 05 May 2016 - 10:42AM
Thursday, 05 May 2016 - 10:42AM
Here's What Your New Power Rangers Suits Look Like
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One of the things that made the Power Rangers so popular was their tongue-in-cheek, cheesy charm. The lo-fi blend of physical special effects and miniature action figures is beloved by many fans of the franchise, but when it was announced that our heroes would be getting a reboot on the big screen, it was pretty clear the franchise would need a bit of an update. We've already seen the effects of that update on Elizabeth Banks' new-look Rita Repulsa, but now we've got our first look at the costumes of our heroes.

Courtesy of EW, the image below shows that the new Power Rangers suits are a far cry from the spandex numbers we grew up with.

The suits aren't just different in look, though. The movie's production designer also revealed that their origin is very different to that of the suits we saw on TV.

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"It's tricky finding a new language for a superhero costume," production designer Andrew Menzies told EW. "Ours is an alien costume that grows on them, that's not man-made. You can't win everyone over, but we are trying to appeal to a more mature audience and gain new fans."
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This strange bug-eyed look is certainly going to feel alien to fans of the franchise, and it won't be long before we see how fans respond to them. But they definitely seem off. The weird metallic bras that the yellow and pink rangers are sporting seem a little unnecessary, and it all feels a little too 'generic sci-fi' to get us excited. I guess we'll wait and see what they look like in action....

Power Rangers is Released on March 27th 2017
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