Last October, Lionsgate released an absolute bummer teaser for the new Power Rangers reboot. It featured zero humor, color, or any mention of the original show canon. Instead we got a gritty world of school bullying and depressing Johnny Cash covers. Out of the gate, the movie appeared to be the next Fantastic Four flop. Just a big depressing turd.
Then the full trailer came out … and you know what? It suddenly looked goddamn awesome. The sad sacks in the teaser were now sarcastic teens with stupid parents. Depressing Johnny Cash got replaced with easy-to-fuck-to pop music. We got our first ever look at the Zords, Putty Patrollers, and Mrs. Repulsa herself. Fucking Alpha showed up, you guys. Alpha. Suddenly this party was one Bulk and Skull away from being officially off the hook.
There was just one thing still bothering me.
Where was the goddamn color?
This new trailer, now filled with jokes and fun, still had the shading of a serial killer’s dreams. And before you tell me that I’m half-dog or some shit – yes, I’m aware that there’s still technically color in the trailers. But not without the reoccurring blue/gray filter that seems to haunt every blockbuster film. To prove I’m not some raving mog – I’ve taken a few shots and ran them through Photoshop’s color correction.
What you see above is the original shot from the trailer. The one below it is with actual colors.