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Max Landis has problems with Power Rangers trailer because of course he does

10.10.2016

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The first trailer for POWER RANGERS premiered this past weekend and was met with a healthy amount of positive response, and for good reason! The movie looks grounded and appears to have the budget that the original TV show could only dream of. I'd say it was unanimous that we were all looking forward to this flick, but there is one person out there who has a gripe: Max Landis.

I know, huge surprise, right? However, it looks like the writer of CHRONICLE might actually have somewhat of a personal stake in this. Check out the following Tweets in regards to the new trailer:

So did Lionsgate tap Max Landis to write POWER RANGERS, in hopes that he would deliver something similar to CHRONICLE? Possibly, but you can hardly blame Lionsgate for wanting to take a more grounded approach to their story. While I did appreciate CHRONICLE, it's not the first film to take the same approach and it certainly won't be the last. Now where's my copy of AMERICAN ULTRA/MR. RIGHT/VICTOR FRANKENSTEIN? Oh, it appears I don't own any of those...

POWER RANGERS will open in theaters on March 24, 2017.

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4:22AM on 10/12/2016
For once I agree with this guy. This is Chronicle meets Project Almanac. This shit ain't the Power Rangers.
For once I agree with this guy. This is Chronicle meets Project Almanac. This shit ain't the Power Rangers.
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6:44PM on 10/11/2016
On the one hand, I totally agree with him: the movie looks like trash.
On the other hand, I can't wait for it to come out...because it looks like fantastic trash.
On the one hand, I totally agree with him: the movie looks like trash.
On the other hand, I can't wait for it to come out...because it looks like fantastic trash.
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6:49PM on 10/11/2016
Mark my words, this movie will be the Jupiter Ascending of 2017. It'll be an incomprehensible so-bad-it's-good mess, and either Elizabeth Banks or Bryan Cranston are going to deliver a totally bizarre performance a la Eddie Redmayne.
Mark my words, this movie will be the Jupiter Ascending of 2017. It'll be an incomprehensible so-bad-it's-good mess, and either Elizabeth Banks or Bryan Cranston are going to deliver a totally bizarre performance a la Eddie Redmayne.
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4:11AM on 10/11/2016
Somebody needs a hug.
Somebody needs a hug.
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2:29AM on 10/11/2016

Ugh he stole the words out of my mouth

I said it looked like Chronicle and that isn't a good thing. The movie looks like garbage. Angry teens with super powers outside of the suits? Bullshit, its fucking chronicle 2 in disguise and it looks lame.
I said it looked like Chronicle and that isn't a good thing. The movie looks like garbage. Angry teens with super powers outside of the suits? Bullshit, its fucking chronicle 2 in disguise and it looks lame.
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10:54PM on 10/10/2016
"I'd say it was unanimous that we were all looking forward to this flick..."

You're joking right? Power Rangers has always been lame ass shit.
"I'd say it was unanimous that we were all looking forward to this flick..."

You're joking right? Power Rangers has always been lame ass shit.
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9:30PM on 10/10/2016
It does look like Chronicle. And Breakfast Club. And Earth to Echo. And I Am Number Four. And oddly enough, HALO.
It does look like Chronicle. And Breakfast Club. And Earth to Echo. And I Am Number Four. And oddly enough, HALO.
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8:58PM on 10/10/2016

Get your member berries!!

member the 80's? yeah but member the 90's? member?
member the 80's? yeah but member the 90's? member?
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7:48PM on 10/10/2016
Who give a s*** about this guy?
Who give a s*** about this guy?
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6:11PM on 10/10/2016

D-bag.

I love the way he constantly comes out and bitches about other peoples films, their writers and the people he at one stage worked for. So many bridges on fire. For all we know his version sucked balls and seriously is every teen super power movie just ripping off Chronicle? Hardly an original idea. The only thing that was original about it was the found footage aspect. That's it.
I love the way he constantly comes out and bitches about other peoples films, their writers and the people he at one stage worked for. So many bridges on fire. For all we know his version sucked balls and seriously is every teen super power movie just ripping off Chronicle? Hardly an original idea. The only thing that was original about it was the found footage aspect. That's it.
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5:33PM on 10/10/2016
I agree with him. Why the FUCK do they have superpowers?
I agree with him. Why the FUCK do they have superpowers?
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7:36PM on 10/10/2016
I think it's a logical choice to help update it. Yes in the series they were skilled fighters, but you can't tell me it really ever made sense that there would be monsters they could defeat with a hit or kick or two.
I think it's a logical choice to help update it. Yes in the series they were skilled fighters, but you can't tell me it really ever made sense that there would be monsters they could defeat with a hit or kick or two.
10:23PM on 10/10/2016
I feel the same. They should have kept the powers for the costumes
I feel the same. They should have kept the powers for the costumes
11:17PM on 10/10/2016
What he said
What he said
5:26PM on 10/10/2016

Looks like the movie is doing what movies used to do...

Max Landis has it wrong. I'm glad, honestly, that he says the things he does, whether I agree with him or not. There should be more people pointing out the bad and being genuine about it. However, this seems to be doing what Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and a number of other films did back in the 90s. It's taking a campy tv property that didn't have the budget to do anything more, and giving it weight with the budget it now has. Yes, it looks very similar to Chronicle, but Chronicle was a very
Max Landis has it wrong. I'm glad, honestly, that he says the things he does, whether I agree with him or not. There should be more people pointing out the bad and being genuine about it. However, this seems to be doing what Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and a number of other films did back in the 90s. It's taking a campy tv property that didn't have the budget to do anything more, and giving it weight with the budget it now has. Yes, it looks very similar to Chronicle, but Chronicle was a very similar origin story to the MMPR mythos.
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5:05PM on 10/10/2016

Nepotisim and being a dick

Your name may get you work, but his reputation is well known as being a whiny son of a talented film maker.
Your name may get you work, but his reputation is well known as being a whiny son of a talented film maker.
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3:21PM on 10/10/2016

I like Chronicle, I really did

But there is probably not a single person inthe film industry that I despise more than Max Landis, dude knows how to kill his image and market himself as the ultimate hipster d-bag like nobody else.
But there is probably not a single person inthe film industry that I despise more than Max Landis, dude knows how to kill his image and market himself as the ultimate hipster d-bag like nobody else.
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2:36PM on 10/10/2016
As much as I don't like Landis, he's got a point. The Power Rangers series was silly, goofy, and spoofed the superhero genre. Sounds like Landis was trying to remain true to that.
As much as I don't like Landis, he's got a point. The Power Rangers series was silly, goofy, and spoofed the superhero genre. Sounds like Landis was trying to remain true to that.
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3:38PM on 10/10/2016
Silly? Yes. Goofy? Yes. Spoof? No. Well, only the R.P.M. season was.
Silly? Yes. Goofy? Yes. Spoof? No. Well, only the R.P.M. season was.
1:53PM on 10/10/2016

Hmmmm

Seems landis is jelly. Awww, poor baby. Somebody give baby a bottle. Grow up dude, you making more money then half of us on this website. At least you are in the field too, there are so many people out there who would kill to be writing for hollywood or just get a movie made in hollywood. So stop being a tool. I honestly wish they ban celebrity's for using twitter or facebook. Nobody gives a rat ass about their ranting and raving. Half the time its imature and make's zero sense.
Seems landis is jelly. Awww, poor baby. Somebody give baby a bottle. Grow up dude, you making more money then half of us on this website. At least you are in the field too, there are so many people out there who would kill to be writing for hollywood or just get a movie made in hollywood. So stop being a tool. I honestly wish they ban celebrity's for using twitter or facebook. Nobody gives a rat ass about their ranting and raving. Half the time its imature and make's zero sense.
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1:28PM on 10/10/2016

Landis, King of 'Original' Ideas... (Yeah, right.)

Same guy who complained that people were not coming out to see such an original concept for a film like American Ultra (which was not at all original). He's just one of those who thinks he has all the ideas Adn originality and when something comes around that is similar to his...they probably stole it from him. So he thinks.
How many ways can you really turn a cheesey tween show into a movie? I think this was the only cool way to go. You have to cater to the same demographic (on some level),
Same guy who complained that people were not coming out to see such an original concept for a film like American Ultra (which was not at all original). He's just one of those who thinks he has all the ideas Adn originality and when something comes around that is similar to his...they probably stole it from him. So he thinks.
How many ways can you really turn a cheesey tween show into a movie? I think this was the only cool way to go. You have to cater to the same demographic (on some level), because that is what the brand is about...toys. The darker version short on YouTube was an independent one, with no Saban involved, and I don't believe they would be.
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1:10PM on 10/10/2016
A lot of people felt it was too similar to CHRONICLE. His twit was a reply to someone that has said that. If that person hadn't tweeted that (and hadn't included Max's account in the twit), Max probably wouldn't have said anything.
A lot of people felt it was too similar to CHRONICLE. His twit was a reply to someone that has said that. If that person hadn't tweeted that (and hadn't included Max's account in the twit), Max probably wouldn't have said anything.
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1:09PM on 10/10/2016

People have lost their minds

This movie looks like garbage. But since nostalgia is what sells these days people are somehow blinded. GROUNDED!?!?! how is this movie grounded. I looks way over the top. The fight scenes look super cheesy. This is not even close aesthetically to what the Short film was trying to do. Im shocked at the positive reaction to this trailer
This movie looks like garbage. But since nostalgia is what sells these days people are somehow blinded. GROUNDED!?!?! how is this movie grounded. I looks way over the top. The fight scenes look super cheesy. This is not even close aesthetically to what the Short film was trying to do. Im shocked at the positive reaction to this trailer
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1:51PM on 10/10/2016
What fight scenes? The trailer didn't show any fights at all.

And who gives a crap about that short film? I liked the idea but Power Rangers is a kids show. They decided to make it a bit "darker" and more "grounded" than the original show so they can attract the older fans apart from just the children. There is a chance that they will fail and none of those two target groups will support the movie. But I have a good feeling about this film. The first trailer was solid! Need to see more
What fight scenes? The trailer didn't show any fights at all.

And who gives a crap about that short film? I liked the idea but Power Rangers is a kids show. They decided to make it a bit "darker" and more "grounded" than the original show so they can attract the older fans apart from just the children. There is a chance that they will fail and none of those two target groups will support the movie. But I have a good feeling about this film. The first trailer was solid! Need to see more though.
7:45PM on 10/10/2016
1. You're confused about what nostalgia is. Nostalgia blinds us to how bad the original thing we liked was, and makes us automatically hate the idea of that being redone. Nostalgia is what made me fearful of how bad this was going to be, and yet the trailer impressed the hell out of me.

2. Where have you seen fight scenes that no one else has?

3. There was no intent to resemble the short film. I'm not sure where you got that idea from.
1. You're confused about what nostalgia is. Nostalgia blinds us to how bad the original thing we liked was, and makes us automatically hate the idea of that being redone. Nostalgia is what made me fearful of how bad this was going to be, and yet the trailer impressed the hell out of me.

2. Where have you seen fight scenes that no one else has?

3. There was no intent to resemble the short film. I'm not sure where you got that idea from.
12:21PM on 10/10/2016

Max Landis Sucks

Trailer was solid and looks like a better and more fun version of Chronicle.

I'm just glad that the teenagers in the film came off as likeabke and sincere since a huge vital part of this film's success will rely on their chemistry with one another.
Trailer was solid and looks like a better and more fun version of Chronicle.

I'm just glad that the teenagers in the film came off as likeabke and sincere since a huge vital part of this film's success will rely on their chemistry with one another.
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2:43PM on 10/10/2016
Likable and sincere? They barely even talked in the trailer. Lol, nostalgia certainly messes with people's heads these days. Yikes.
Likable and sincere? They barely even talked in the trailer. Lol, nostalgia certainly messes with people's heads these days. Yikes.
9:22AM on 10/11/2016
Zoidberg the comments soloist hits out with are ridiculous. Don't worry tho hell probably end up hating this anyway.
Zoidberg the comments soloist hits out with are ridiculous. Don't worry tho hell probably end up hating this anyway.
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