Are you ready to meet our new Power Rangers in shining armours?
Entertainment Weekly has the exclusive first official photo of the 5 teenagers in their new Ranger suits and it is not made out of spandex, mind you.
As you can see from the image above, the new set of Ranger costumes are metal-like tight body armours that look like something Tony Stark would design. Although the filmmakers still maintain the costumes’ general elements like the colours, animal-themed helmet, and visor shape, there’s still something weird about the suits.
Screen Rant pointed out that unlike the gender-neutral costumes in the 1993 “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers”, the suits for the 2 female characters (Pink and Yellow Ranger) appear to have wedged boots and “boob armour” plates.
The film’s costume designer, Andrew Menzies justified his designs by saying, “It’s tricky finding a new language for a superhero costume. 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.”
But Twitter users didn’t take it so well.
Many who have seen the new photo commented that the so-called “boob armour” was unnecessary and deemed the costumes too “feminine”.
From a guy that doesn't subscribe to the "everything is sexist" narrative I think the new female power rangers suits are needlessly feminine
— RVKmovies (@rvk_movies) May 5, 2016
“Saban’s Power Rangers” tells the story of 5 super teens and their quest to save Earth from the wrath of alien witch, Rita Repulsa (played by Elizabeth Banks). It stars R.J. Cyler as Billy (Blue Ranger), Dacre Montgomery as Jason (Red Ranger), Ludi Lin as Zack (Black Ranger), Naomi Scott as Kimberly (Pink Ranger), and Becky Gomez as Trini (Yellow Ranger).
The film is expected to hit theatres on 24th March 2017.
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