negative reviews about power rangers hurt my feelings personally and then i look and see it was written by a white dude and i know he’s just mad that it wasn’t a story all about white people, so with that in mind, here’s a list of why white nerdboys hate this movie and why you should go see it!! mild spoilers!!
only one white ranger (jason, red), and while he’s the leader, his screentime was not significantly greater than his teammates, nor was his background the most fleshed out. he also suffers real consequences for his poor choices instead of being let off with a slap on the wrist.
half indian ranger (kimberly, pink) who makes a very bad choice that is very cruel, who is not coddled. she is told that her choice was bad, point blank, but that she can still be a good person. reformed mean girl!!! and she’s not a white blonde!!!
mexican ranger (trini, yellow) who is LGBT (we don’t know if she’s bi or a lesbian but i’m guessing she’s a lesbian).
chinese ranger (zack, black) who is bilingual, showing the struggles and pressures of a kid who is responsible for caring for a single parent who is sick and struggles financially.
black ranger (billy, blue) who is autistic, and actually says the words “i’m on the spectrum” in the film instead of dancing around it. is the heart and soul of the team, his friends treat him completely normally.
NO ROMANCE!!!! there are slight hints but seeing as the events of the film span roughly two weeks, the film is all about friendship and sacrifice and acceptance, not about teen love.
i’m dead serious go see this goddamn movie i cried like ten times and was absolutely amazed by how they took this cheesy little show from the 90s and gave it so much heart and love.
The fact that every single actor is clearly 20 years older than their character
The opening is animated for almost no reason
The one boy sitting in the girls’ section during “Summer Nights” just… daydreaming… staring off into space. I don’t think he even knows there’s a musical number going on
Patty calls herself a clod
If you pause the end of “Summer Nights” in the right place Sandy’s face is right in the middle of a pole
Sandy pukes when she sees blood??? what does she do during her period??
Danny’s face creepily showing up in the pool during “Hopelessly Devoted to You”
The people who work in the car shop just kinda staring awkwardly at the Greasers during “Greased Lightning” like they have no idea wtf they’re doing
The entirety of “Beauty School Dropout”
One of the boys spikes the punch and when questioned says he was washing his hands in it
THE FRIGGIN FBI WAS CALLED IN TO FIND OUT WHO WAS MOONING THE CAMERA LIKE HOW MUCH FREETIME DID THEY THINK THE FBI HAD IN THE 50s?
Rizzo trusts Marty to keep a secret like you’ve known this woman since Kindergarten did you seriously think she’d keep her mouth shut
Danny sings about how Sandy rejected him as if she didn’t have valid reason
The car race that comes almost out of nowhere but at least it’s better than the musical which had literally no payoff for Greased Lightning at all
Sandy decides to become a Greaser kinda just because
Rizzo and Kenickie screwed around at the beginning of the school year but she didn’t realize she wasn’t pregnant until the last day like did she just assume baby bumps weren’t a thing?? Did she think gestation was nine years instead of nine months???? How the hell did this timeline work?? Did they have any sex ed in the 50s?
i got chILLS
AND I’M LOOOOOOOSING CONTROL
They only start to wonder wtf they’re doing after graduation at the fair celebrating graduation
If you listen at the end of “We Go Together” you can hear the Chipmunks singing
THE FUCKING FLYING CAR WAS THAT EVER EXPLAINED
The fact that High School Musical was originally going to be a second-generation sequel to this
I’m completely losing my head over this AU. Just imagine: an adventurer linguist archeologue Jesse McCree (because he’s fucking brilliant)….. so yeah basically Indiana Jones (but I digress !) looking for the lost city of Atlantis, and then you have Hanzo, first prince and future heir of the empire, looking freaking badass with white hair and golden tattoos.
THIS IS MY JAM.
Anyway, I’m going to draw a lot of panels because this movie is freaking awesome.