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The greatest thing about the Power Rangers movie is that it has a black kid, a nerd, a lesbian, an asian, a cheerleader, a quarterback, and an autistic kid, but it doesn’t have The Black Kid™, The Nerd™, The Lesbian™, The Asian Kid™, The Cheerleader™, The Quarterback™ and The Autistic Kid™.  They’ve normalized these pieces of their characters where most films exploit the stereotypes. Appropriate representation matters.
They didn’t shy away from having their characters face real teenager situations, too. Would any other superhero have one of their characters sharing nudes around the school? Probably not.
Lionsgate set a serious standard for superhero movies with this movie.

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(via https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izBkbOgHyGc)

A convo between Jason, Trini, Billy and Kim
  • Jason: So ive kinda wanted to tell you something for awhile...
  • Kim: I know what you want to say and i have something similar to say
  • Jason: Lets just say it at the same time. okay?
  • Kim: okay.
  • Jason: 1,2,3
  • (At the same time)
  • Jason: I like Billy
  • Kim: I like Trini
  • Kim: wait what?
  • Jason: alrighty then...not what i thought you were going to say
  • Kim: me either
  • Trini: uhhh love you too?
  • Billy: uh i got to ask my mom wether i can like you or not i will let you know as soon as i can cool? Cool.
  • Jason: wow
Representation Matters

I love that billy was non neuro typical because as a black person , in media you dont really see much of black people as anything other than the token friend, baby-momma, deadbeat father or villain of some kind. Black people are displayed in tv how they are thought about and stereotyped as by other people. So seeing that billy had autism and was black was a breath of fresh air as a black person on the spectrum.

Originally posted by gif-007

OKAY HEAR ME OUT, I WASN’T REALLY PAYING MUCH MIND TO ZACK’S “ARE WE GONNA BE FAMOUS?” OR “WE FOUND THESE ARE THEY WORTH SOMETHING?” SHTICK, BUT CONSIDERING HOW HE LIVES IN A TRAILER PARK WITH HIS SICK MOM, I’M SURE PART OF THE REASON HE’S ASKING THESE QUESTIONS IS BECAUSE HE WANTS TO AFFORD BETTER MEDICINE AND A BETTER LIFE FOR HER.

I need a moment–

A convo between zordon and Alpha
  • Zordon: these teenagers are coupling with each other what is this??
  • Alpha: i believe humans call it..gay
  • Zordon: ive never heard of this gay but its phonetically pleasibg to me i shall aspire to learn what this gay is....
  • Alpha: ive looked it up zordon gay means (squinting at a screen) coupling with people of the same sex
  • Zordon: Sex???
  • Alpha: i'll look it up
  • Zordon: oh forget it just put on my anime will you
  • Alpha: it seems that gay is synonymous with gay in some definitions
  • Zordon: Oh? Alright then it is acceptable for these teenagers to continue