Power Rangers is in the final stretch of promotion ahead of its March 24 release, with an eye on adding some dashes of hype to the franchise reboot’s built-in buzz. The latest trailer unveiled many of the iconic characters that will be revived, as well as several looks at the Rangers in their suits. One major aspect of the movie that’s been given more limited screen time, however, is the Power Rangers’ Dino Zords.
Megazord cannot take flight without the Rangers’ own individual Zords, which they will likely use extensively and to thrilling effect once the Power Rangers are fully-formed fighters. Earlier previews of the movie have given brief or muted glimpses at what the Zords look like, but the newest posters are giving fans a fresh look. A new international poster provides the most striking preview yet, in fact.
The official Twitter account for Power Rangers posted the international poster for the movie on Friday afternoon, revealing the clearest look yet at the Rangers’ Dino Zords as they will appear in the movie. Featuring the signature phrase “It’s Morphin’ Time,” the poster depicts the five Power Rangers appearing ready for battle, with their Sabre-Toothed Tiger, Mastodon, Pterodactyl, Triceratops, and Tyrannosaurus Rex Dino Zords backing them up.
The poster offers one of the sharpest depictions of the Zords in any poster released so far and the most detailed look since the toy line released in December. The Zords appear tougher and more mechanical than earlier depictions of the Rangers’ giant battle machines, but still retains hints of the classic look and the bold colors that have long been their signature ties to each of the five Rangers. It follows the final domestic poster that shows the Zords in motion.
An earlier poster left most of the Zords shrouded in fog, but the two final posters give viewers a strong glimpse of what’s to come. With multiple promotional images of villain Rita Repulsa, Zordon, Alpha 5, and of course, the Rangers themselves already released, the look and feel of Power Rangers is well established before the movie even comes out. The heavy promotion of the Zords is a clear indication that you will see them a lot throughout the course of the action.
It’s long become clear how Power Rangers will look visually, but as it should, the movie will depend on the story and writing above all else. The cast certainly looks like it has potential as well, and the movie promises plenty of massive action set pieces. But the action and effects will have to be wrapped into a coherent plot with compelling characters to really deliver a memorable movie. Putting all that aside though, the action and effects alone in Power Rangers are shaping up to be pretty spectacular, on their own.
Source: Power Rangers Twitter
- Power Rangers (2017) release date: Mar 24, 2017