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The Concept Art For The New Power Ranger’s Alpha 5 Looks Awful

Up until today, Lionsgate’s feature film take on the Power Rangers franchise was doing a remarkably (and surprisingly) good job of selling me on their vision. The director and the young cast of the title heroes may be relative unknowns to the wider moviegoing audience, but recruiting Elizabeth Banks as the villainous Rita Repulsa, Bryan Cranston as the heroic leader Zordon, and Bill Hader as the voice of robotic assistant Alpha 5 were smart, strategic moves. The biggest surprise for me so far was the fact that I actually like the redesigns for the Rangers’ battle suits and the metallic-yet-sexy design of Banks’ villainess. So far, we’ve only glimpsed the fighting machines known as Zords in character posters (for my money, the toy images don’t count). Everything we’ve seen looks pretty good. And then, today, the concept art for Alpha 5 was released. It’s … disconcerting. Alpha 5 has always had a bit of a strange design what with his flying-saucer-shaped head, lightning bolt chest icon, and his built-in CD drive, but man did they go for broke with this new look. And not in a good way. Now it’s worth mentioning that what you’re about to see is just concept art; there’s a good chance the final character won’t look quite this bizarre. There’s also a chance that the main design will stick and the finished product will look better once it’s in motion. Hader’s voice work can certainly save this train wreck, but I for one am hoping that some design changes and tweaks are coming in advance of the film’s March 24, 2017 release date.

Collider– Up until today, Lionsgate’s feature film take on the Power Rangers franchise was doing a remarkably (and surprisingly) good job of selling me on their vision. The director and the young cast of the title heroes may be relative unknowns to the wider moviegoing audience, but recruiting Elizabeth Banks as the villainous Rita Repulsa, Bryan Cranston as the heroic leader Zordon, and Bill Hader as the voice of robotic assistant Alpha 5 were smart, strategic moves. The biggest surprise for me so far was the fact that I actually like the redesigns for the Rangers’ battle suits and the metallic-yet-sexy design of Banks’ villainess. So far, we’ve only glimpsed the fighting machines known as Zords in character posters (for my money, the toy images don’t count). Everything we’ve seen looks pretty good.
And then, today, the concept art for Alpha 5 was released. It’s … disconcerting. Alpha 5 has always had a bit of a strange design what with his flying-saucer-shaped head, lightning bolt chest icon, and his built-in CD drive, but man did they go for broke with this new look. And not in a good way. Now it’s worth mentioning that what you’re about to see is just concept art; there’s a good chance the final character won’t look quite this bizarre. There’s also a chance that the main design will stick and the finished product will look better once it’s in motion. Hader’s voice work can certainly save this train wreck, but I for one am hoping that some design changes and tweaks are coming in advance of the film’s March 24, 2017 release date.

I have no respect for this robot alien. None what so ever. That’s not my fault, it’s theirs. They made this thing look like a mentally challenged robot. In all honesty though I think Power Rangers are one of those things that were cool growing up. Sure everyone wanted to be Jason the Red Ranger or Tommy and we all wanted to see Kimberly get F’d by either one of the two. Everyone called Billy the nerd. We all had a blast watching the show growing up. But with age, I think Power Rangers are one of those things that should fall by the way side. The movie looks like its going to be lame as shit. And not saying Alpha 5 was the linchpin that made the show great, but this rendition of the robot just looks like garbage. Too CGI. Too Alien with Robot, should just be one of the other. Just don’t respect this robot. Sure the original spaz of a blender sucked too, but I respected him. So far this one I want to stuff into a locker. Only thing left is to see what Zordon looks like. Bryan Cranston who the world fell in love with from Breaking Bad. Only thing keeping me attached to this. Personally i think Vincent D’Onofrio looks more like the original Zordon but who knows, Maybe Walter White can pull it off and save this movie (He won’t but he’ll probably be great)

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Apparently There Are Plans For An Animorphs Movie

CinemaBlend- Film adaptations of young adult book genres have become increasingly profitable over the years. From Harry Potter to the more recent Hunger Games franchise, the genre has proven time and time again to be a solid cash cow. Despite this, one iconic '90s book series has yet to make it to the silver screen – until now. According to The Tracking Board, Universal has plans to adapt the popular Scholastic Animorphs series, written by K.A. Applegate, into a movie. Animorphs chronicles the adventures of five teenagers caught in the war between two alien species: the Andalite and the Yeerks – parasitic, slug-like life forms who control humans by entering their ear canal. When they stumble upon the ship of a dying Andalite warrior, he grants them the ability to morph into any animal they come into contact with, and recruits them into the battle. While many recent young adult series center on dystopian futures, Animorphs could set itself apart for a variety of reasons. First – and perhaps most importantly – Animorphs takes place in a contemporary American setting, rather than a distant time. The characters in the series are fighting to preserve a way of life that audiences can quickly recognize and identify with. Despite the fantastical nature of elements incorporated in the Animorphs books, many of the adventures the characters go on take place in schools and suburbs. This sense of familiarity is assisted by the ensemble nature of the central cast. Similar to Power Rangers, while the Animorphs’ had a leader (Jake Berenson), the series paid equal attention to each member of the team, each of whom came from different gender and cultural background. By not having a central character – like Katniss Everdeen or Harry Potter – the series sets itself apart and primes itself for success. Finally, as the Yeerks eventually begin to view the Animorphs as an Andalite guerilla force – like a sci-fi Red Dawn – the series always maintained a consistent focus on tension and stealth missions rather than overt, bombastic actions sequences. The Animorphs series was incredibly popular during the time of their publication, producing 54 separate novels – each teen taking turns narrating different books – as well as a television series that ran for two seasons on Nickelodeon. With Sony’s upcoming adaptation of the Goosebumps franchise, this could indicate that '90s culture is making a serious cinematic comeback.

CinemaBlend- Film adaptations of young adult book genres have become increasingly profitable over the years. From Harry Potter to the more recent Hunger Games franchise, the genre has proven time and time again to be a solid cash cow. Despite this, one iconic ’90s book series has yet to make it to the silver screen – until now.
According to The Tracking Board, Universal has plans to adapt the popular Scholastic Animorphs series, written by K.A. Applegate, into a movie. Animorphs chronicles the adventures of five teenagers caught in the war between two alien species: the Andalite and the Yeerks – parasitic, slug-like life forms who control humans by entering their ear canal. When they stumble upon the ship of a dying Andalite warrior, he grants them the ability to morph into any animal they come into contact with, and recruits them into the battle.
While many recent young adult series center on dystopian futures, Animorphs could set itself apart for a variety of reasons. First – and perhaps most importantly – Animorphs takes place in a contemporary American setting, rather than a distant time. The characters in the series are fighting to preserve a way of life that audiences can quickly recognize and identify with. Despite the fantastical nature of elements incorporated in the Animorphs books, many of the adventures the characters go on take place in schools and suburbs.
This sense of familiarity is assisted by the ensemble nature of the central cast. Similar to Power Rangers, while the Animorphs’ had a leader (Jake Berenson), the series paid equal attention to each member of the team, each of whom came from different gender and cultural background. By not having a central character – like Katniss Everdeen or Harry Potter – the series sets itself apart and primes itself for success. Finally, as the Yeerks eventually begin to view the Animorphs as an Andalite guerilla force – like a sci-fi Red Dawn – the series always maintained a consistent focus on tension and stealth missions rather than overt, bombastic actions sequences.
The Animorphs series was incredibly popular during the time of their publication, producing 54 separate novels – each teen taking turns narrating different books – as well as a television series that ran for two seasons on Nickelodeon. With Sony’s upcoming adaptation of the Goosebumps franchise, this could indicate that ’90s culture is making a serious cinematic comeback.

#CheeseburgerHoldTheCheese

If you don’t know what that means in relations to this Animorphs than you aren’t cool enough in my books.

The 90’s were awesome. Great tv shows. Awesome cartoons, and books kids actually wanted to read. I use to order some of the Animorphs book straight out of the scholastic catalogs that we use to get like one a month in our home room class. Once it became a tv show, i thought it was the best thing ever. I mean that has to be a top 10 dream for kids right? to be able to morph into some animal? Just have a rolodex in your brain of what animals look like after you’ve touched them and just morph into any one when you need it? Don’t see a downside to that at all besides the alien war you get wrapped up in trying to save earth from the aliens in which you got your powers from but thats just a minor inconvenience. All i know is i grew up wishing i was Jake however long that show ran. He’s your classic 90’s white kid. blonde, played some sports, didnt dress weird, could get the girl, main character in a alien race war storyline. Had it all. Tobias if i remember correctly was the weirdo of the group. Kinda emo right? always cool he turned into a falcon and flew away but he was definitely the black sheep of the group. Anyways i hope this movie doesnt stink. The new Goosebumps movie looks awful but i guess if i were a child i would be amused by it, But i want to see Animorphs on a whole new level. I mean they use to let like slugs go into their ear and brain and shit. I want to take that grossness and make it awesome.

P.s- Cheeseburger hold the cheese was the password at the burger joint to get secret access to become one of those alien gross people who let slugs go into their brains. I think about it every time im at McDonalds.

P.P.S- You can watch some episodes HERE