If you use Knight Rider as an example when it first came around some 34 years ago - it was it's thing own thing that set trends. Not borrowing (or copying from other trends).
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.
My movie review series
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