Let’s Clarify What Cranston Said About Saban’s Power Rangers & Comparing It To ‘The Dark Knight’

The re-imagining of the hit kids series Might Morphin Power Rangers has brought endless intrigue or lack thereof from fans or to people who have never seen an episode. Once the pictures of the Rangers revealed themselves to the public, I think movie fans wanted to know more, and that’s fair.

The talented young cast may be full of lesser known actors, but it doesn’t take away from the fact that they can all act (from what I’ve seen). Casting Elizabeth Banks and Bryan Cranston didn’t hurt anything either. Recruiting talent for your movie thanks to a large paycheck and a half decent script is always a plus, but it was when Cranston recently compared the tone of the film to The Dark Knight trilogy that had every bursting into flames.

Cranston is a smart dude and great science teacher (teehee) so we know he is smart. The guy has never steered us the wrong way with his performances or words during interviews, but as the internet does best, we completely misunderstood what the dude meant or just didn’t read at all. In case you want to read for yourself here’s what he had to say about the script and tone:

“At first I was, to be honest with you, I was reticent to looking at the role because I remember the television series was kind of farcical and silly and ‘pow’ and ‘zow’ — weird movements and things like that. I was like, ‘Oh, OK,’”

But this is the part that people chose not to read:

“I wasn’t really high on it until I talked to the producer and read the script and talked to the director. After that I went, ‘This is different.’” He continued, “This is as different a re-imagining as the ‘Batman’ television series as it became the ‘Batman’ movie series. You can’t compare those two, and nor can you compare this movie version of the ‘Power Rangers’ to that television series. It’s unrecognizable for the most part. There are tenets of the folklore that you hold onto for sure, but the inspiration is different, and the sensibility of it, and the approach to the film making is completely different.”

In case you still didn’t read, he just meant that the changes are similar to how the Adam West Batman was to what Tim Burton eventually brought to the character and so on and so fourth. I highly doubt we’re going to see Power Rangers slicing up aliens faces with broken pool sticks and telling sick and twisted jokes.

Just remember to read your sources aka me for the more in depth stuff because this generation (my generation) is making me wonder if they can read for more than 144 characters.


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