If you’ve seen Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie, you definitely remember the alien warrior Dulcea. But did you know that Law & Order: SVU star Mariska Hargitay was cast in the role at one point, and even filmed several scenes for the movie? Eventually, producers decided she wasn’t right for the part and replaced her. That’s just one of the mighty facts featured in the newest episode of You Think You Know Movies!
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
With a new Power Rangers movie opening in theaters in mere days, interest in the the ’90s children television show is reaching a fever pitch. You can relive the entire series in an eyeball-obliterating marathon, or eat Power Rangers donuts until your colon morphs into a giant fire-spewing monster. Or, if you want to get really crazy you can buy the original film, 1995’s Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie, on VHS because Amazon still has it for sale for some reason.
Last week, NYCC gave us our first official look at the new Power Rangers movie: five teens happen upon alien artifacts that give them super ninja powers, which they must use to fight off evil. It all looks pretty Power Rangers-y, but also very serious. It’s the dark and gritty Power Rangers reboot nobody was asking for, but we’re getting one anyway. Luckily, we have YouTube, and an evil genius with enough time on their hands to recut the new trailer with footage from the original show.
“It’s morphin’ time!” (Repeats ad nauseum until the heat death of the universe.)
Like Ben Affleck, Elizabeth Banks is proving that just because you’re a successful director, doesn’t mean you can’t take on the occasional silly role in a superhero movie. Affleck went from winning an Oscar to Batman vs. Superman and now Banks is going from Pitch Perfect 2 to the live-action Power Rangers movie, where she’ll star as the villainous Rita Repulsa.