Bryan Cranston’s verdict of Lionsgate’s upcoming Power Rangers movie is in: and it’s “impressive”.
The star, who will play the iconic Zordon when the film hits theaters on March 24, has already had the opportunity to see most of the feature film. And the actor was gushing with positive words about the big screen re-imagining of Power Rangers, in a quote via the AV Club.
“This movie is actually gonna’ be a big deal. I’ve seen a lot of it, because I’m doing ADR on it. And it’s impressive. (Director) Dean Israelite really has a nice touch. As big and as powerful as Power Rangers could be, he has a nice touch to keep it grounded, and real. I think it’s gonna turn some heads, I really do.”
Cranston’s words are not only powerful, but perfectly aligned with what Power Rangers fans can only hope movie-goers are saying once the film hits theaters. The actor also provided new details on his version of Zordon in an interview with IGN.
“He is a frustrated mentor of these kids. They’re not advancing as I’d hoped. Some of them are not taking this seriously, the responsibility that has been placed upon them or that they have been chosen for. And yet, you’re a mentor. It’s almost like being a coach. You want to break down the individuality of them so that they can grow as a team.”
The fact that the movie’s version of Zordon will live in frustration with the teens’ denial of reality is part of the reason Cranston agreed to take the role: because it represents a very real story.
“I thought, ‘Power Rangers? It’s kind of the [1960s] Batman television show – Pow! Zing! Whap!’ And I had a phone call with the director and he said, ‘Think of it this way… Like Batman came from TV and became a completely different animal in the movies, so too is it here. We’re going to take this and revamp it and it’s going to be grounded and real.’ And I thought ‘Okay, with that, let me read it.’ I read it and went ‘You’re right.’ The kids sound like real kids and not everyone is this great athlete and everything is working out. I thought, ‘This might be a nice bookend to what I was doing before,’ since I started out doing voices.”
Cranston’s words certainly give a new idea on how Lionsgate’s take on Zordon may come to life, but fans will have to wait until March 24 to see if Cranston’s words, or opinion of the movie, come true.