I saw so much of myself in the Rangers this time around
They really were teenagers with attitude this time.
- In Jason I saw the parental expectations I always struggled with growing up
- Billy, well I was literally just talking about how my grandfather has Aspergers and I probably do too but my parents never wanted to let me be diagnosed and so I had to learn and create a lot of coping mechanisms
- Needless to say I was even more confused (and in denial) about my LGBTQ+ identity at that age than Trini was
- Kim was holding so much guilt inside for a stupid mean mistake she made that I could relate too, guilt is crushing
- I don’t have a direct parallel with Zack but having trouble finding friends and simultaneously needing them to escape from the crushing weight of your responsibilities that you didn’t ask for is familiar
I think this film was really important and the characterizations were so far above what I was expecting (but were almost exactly what I was hoping for). I definitely think everyone that is a fan of Power Rangers and especially those fans who connected with the diverse and quirky identities and personalities of the Rangers as kids should go see it.
I straight up came out of this film feeling more content and whole than I have in so so long simply because I saw other people fighting through so much of what I’ve gone through to save the day.