Gonna be honest. Not digging the look here.
I agree that the suits and helmets needed a major update as the spandex look does not work when you're trying to make Power Rangers more mature and edgier for a young adult movie audience.
But I feel like the suits suffer from an identity crisis in the sense they don't know if they want to be Iron Man or MegaMan which the designs seem to resemble.
That's a major problem I have with Hollywood in general is that they don't to set trends - they'd rather follow them
As much as I enjoyed the campy spandex in the 90's with Mighty Morphin Power Rangers it just doesn't correlate too well when you're doing a reboot that is to be taken seriously. So I get why they didn't go back to spandex. It works when you're in your preteens and you want something fun and silly. But when you're marketing this to young adults then a sincere level of authenticity is required to make the believe that you're serious with the direction you're going in.
Knight Rider spawned inspired shows such as Viper & Street-Hawk.
Now as to whether this Power Rangers reboot will be copying from other trends with regards to the script remains to be seen as at this moment we can only give comments on the tone of the suits which again I will repeat for posterity is that they look like the designers are borrowing from other trends.
Power Rangers need to look like Power Rangers. Not Power Rangers that are trying to desperately look like they fused with Iron Man & MegaMan.
I find it insulting that Hollywood "thinks" that we'll be just happy with a new movie that is playing it safe and reusing concepts that have been done before.
The audience will grow complacent and go elsewhere when it feels it's intelligence is being insulted/patronised.
I like it when movies take a chance and try something new and innovative that says "hey, let's step out of our comfort zone and do something that hasn't been done."
Now whilst I liked the TMNT 2 movie this year with it's fan-service to the 80's series that made my inner 9 years-young do cartwheels in excitement it's not really offering anything new.