Well, everyone is a critic, especially those with a vested interest, and there are few with a more vested interest than actors who originated a role that is currently being rebooted. Such is the case right now with ‘Power Rangers,’ where the new movie is taking some hits from some former cast members, who shared their thoughts on the new reboot. While speaking at the recent C2E2 Convention, several original Power Rangers members discussed some of the things they wished the filmmakers had not tinkered with.
Among the topics covered were character traits the actors loved that were lost or given to another character, fighting styles, ways they changed into the Power Rangers (i.e. ‘Morphin’ Time’), or even how the Megazord came together, complaining that the original show had all of the Zords combining and the Power Rangers joining up in one shared cockpit, instead of staying separated like in the current movie, which spoke to how the original show really highlighted the team aspect, how only by working together could the Rangers solve their problems every week.
According to Walter Jones, who played the original Black Ranger, Zach Taylor:
“I was a little disappointed that they changed the characters around a little bit because I wanted Zack to be with his kido because Hip Hop Kido was a really important element of who I was on Power Rangers. 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.”
While David Yost, who played the original Blue Ranger, Billy Cranston, had the following to say:
“The only thing I care about progression wise when they do a sequel and they morph they better bring it and they better say ‘It’s Morphin Time.’ When we said, ‘It’s morphing 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?’”
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Source: Comic Book
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