So if you haven’t noticed, The Power Rangers are celebrating a 20 year anniversary and being ‘slightly’ interested the fandom of The Power Rangers I’ve noticed that the general criticism of the series is that it isn’t mature enough. Of course you should expect this from a show that’s aimed at kids and a show that is arguably made on a strict budget will not take creative risks.
Though this doesn’t mean the fans dream is over.
Products like Transformers, G.I Joe and Voltron all received a dose of maturity through comic book series. This gave fans a place to see their favourite childhood memories bought up to age with them. I know Saban (the Power Ranger production company) is producing a set of comics, but these also seemed to be aimed at a younger audience.
Already there is some material writers can latch onto though. Long time Power Ranger writer Amit Bhaumik pitched the idea of a Power Ranger season called Hexagon; a season which would bring back previous rangers and tie up the many plot holes in the previous seasons.
Just incase you’re not persuaded let me use these works of fans to persuade you further:
– As this video shows (if you check out the creators website you’ll find more) the sometimes cheesy looking fight scenes can be turned into something epic and will be budget free and can be as crazy at the writer wants.
– So Red Rising shows that even the Power Rangers can have Nolan style reboot and it seems like it can work.
– I’d seriously follow this small little project. The teaser and promo work looks highly professional. Now fan boy love aside this work shows that even the silly camp villains from the show can be as threatening as say.. The Joker.
– This video shows that the original season did have some problems like the fact the only black guy on the team was the Black Ranger and the only Asian character was the Yellow Ranger. Though it does highlight this fact we can get some humour out of the concept.