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Elizabeth Banks joins the Power Rangers movie as Rita Repulsa

02.02.2016

The POWER RANGERS follows group of high-school kids who are infused with unique superpowers in order to save the world. Couple that with tons of sub-par kung-fu and overacting that would make Jim Carey shit himself, and you have an idea of what the original show was about. The reboot is coming by way of director Dean Israelite (PROJECT ALMANAC) and if that's not exciting enough for ya, check out the casting of one of the film's lead villains!

After 10,000 years, I'm free! It's time to conquer Earth!!⚡️ Time to play #RitaRepulsa #PowerRangersMovie

Okay, so I have no love for the POWER RANGERS what-so-ever, but Elizabeth Banks is in posession of all the charisma and then some. At any rate, I'm sure she's going to have a hell of a time playing up this role. Who knows? Maybe this movie will actually be good! Hahah, we're having a good time...

POWER RANGERS is scheduled to hit theaters on March 24, 2017.

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2:05AM on 02/07/2016

Nope!

Movie is gonna suck! Cheap nostalgia bait. Nobody is going to a see a movie for Elizabeth Banks.
Movie is gonna suck! Cheap nostalgia bait. Nobody is going to a see a movie for Elizabeth Banks.
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5:14PM on 02/04/2016

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She could nail it. I hope they don't go the children's route with this I would like a more intense PG-13 film. I'm not asking for blood and guts I just want some raw action and some life threatening dangers. You can have the cheese as well and the comedy moments but I also don't want this to turn into a transformers kind of deal either. We'll soon see, I hope they have the bot in it as well and some kick ass villians. Will Alpaha be in here too I wonder.
She could nail it. I hope they don't go the children's route with this I would like a more intense PG-13 film. I'm not asking for blood and guts I just want some raw action and some life threatening dangers. You can have the cheese as well and the comedy moments but I also don't want this to turn into a transformers kind of deal either. We'll soon see, I hope they have the bot in it as well and some kick ass villians. Will Alpaha be in here too I wonder.
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11:03PM on 02/02/2016

I see Elizabeth Banks cashing her paycheque,

going behind the camera for PITCH PERFECT 3, and eliminating this movie from her resume as soon as possible.

I suspect this will join JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS in all the wrong categories.
going behind the camera for PITCH PERFECT 3, and eliminating this movie from her resume as soon as possible.

I suspect this will join JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS in all the wrong categories.
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8:21PM on 02/02/2016
Wow, that's the most surprising casting choice. I'm there!
Wow, that's the most surprising casting choice. I'm there!
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4:14PM on 02/02/2016

I'm admittedly in the minority...

with this thought, but I find Elizabeth Banks to be a very hammy actress in a lot of her roles, so I'm already cringing at this performance.
with this thought, but I find Elizabeth Banks to be a very hammy actress in a lot of her roles, so I'm already cringing at this performance.
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9:34PM on 02/02/2016
Hammy seems appropiate for this role.
Hammy seems appropiate for this role.
3:52PM on 02/02/2016
I don't care how bad it is, I'm still gonna see this movie.
I don't care how bad it is, I'm still gonna see this movie.
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3:32PM on 02/02/2016
She will probably be the only reason to watch this.
She will probably be the only reason to watch this.
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3:09PM on 02/02/2016
So they're rebooting this after all. Well, Power Rangers was only a part of my formative years in that as I matured, I discovered the fun in watching cheesy camp purely to make fun of it. That said, Elizabeth Banks can play over-the-top pretty darn well.
So they're rebooting this after all. Well, Power Rangers was only a part of my formative years in that as I matured, I discovered the fun in watching cheesy camp purely to make fun of it. That said, Elizabeth Banks can play over-the-top pretty darn well.
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2:59PM on 02/02/2016
Lucy Liu would've been cool but Elizabeth Banks could easily pull off an eccentric villain that people love to watch.
Lucy Liu would've been cool but Elizabeth Banks could easily pull off an eccentric villain that people love to watch.
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2:45PM on 02/02/2016

If only this was in capable hands...

The director is one of those assholes who made a shitty movie and is now given the reigns of a reboot. There is no way this will be any good. It has Fantastic Four written all over it. The project will be too big for the hack director. Getting EB to play Rita (supposed to be Asian...) is just proof they are going in the wrong direction with this already.
The director is one of those assholes who made a shitty movie and is now given the reigns of a reboot. There is no way this will be any good. It has Fantastic Four written all over it. The project will be too big for the hack director. Getting EB to play Rita (supposed to be Asian...) is just proof they are going in the wrong direction with this already.
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3:53PM on 02/02/2016
You do know that in the American version she was played by a Spanish woman.
You do know that in the American version she was played by a Spanish woman.
9:31PM on 02/02/2016
RITA was only played by an Asian actress in season 1, because the show used footage from the Japanese version. After that, she was played by actresses of Latin/Spanish descent that looked Asian. That being said, her race was never relevant because she's not human.
RITA was only played by an Asian actress in season 1, because the show used footage from the Japanese version. After that, she was played by actresses of Latin/Spanish descent that looked Asian. That being said, her race was never relevant because she's not human.
2:43PM on 02/02/2016

So a hot Rita?

Yes please.
Yes please.
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9:27PM on 02/02/2016
She was already hot after ZORDON's sacrifice.
She was already hot after ZORDON's sacrifice.
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2:10PM on 02/02/2016
Hiring an A-lister gives it more prestige... but I still need more details on the plot and how it will tie or not to the show.
Hiring an A-lister gives it more prestige... but I still need more details on the plot and how it will tie or not to the show.
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1:57PM on 02/02/2016

Most Racist Show Ever!!!!!!!

Red Ranger= Native American Boy
Blue Ranger= White Boy
Pink Ranger= White Girl
Black Ranger= Black Boy
Yellow Ranger= Asian Girl
White Ranger/Green Ranger (color of $$$)= Rich White Boy (With own Zord)
PS: Love Elizabeth Banks.....
Red Ranger= Native American Boy
Blue Ranger= White Boy
Pink Ranger= White Girl
Black Ranger= Black Boy
Yellow Ranger= Asian Girl
White Ranger/Green Ranger (color of $$$)= Rich White Boy (With own Zord)
PS: Love Elizabeth Banks.....
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2:06PM on 02/02/2016
Hahaha...
Hahaha...
2:43PM on 02/02/2016
Yeah, the first season had it's problems but the whole race thing was fixed with the second wave of casting.
Yeah, the first season had it's problems but the whole race thing was fixed with the second wave of casting.
3:11PM on 02/02/2016
I guess I never realized Jason was a Native American. Otherwise, bang-on.
I guess I never realized Jason was a Native American. Otherwise, bang-on.
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