power rangers movieThe children of the '80s have been full of cranky beans lately about all the adaptations of our favorite childhood toys and board games into movie franchises. Jem! Barbie! Lego! Now the shoe is on the other foot, millennials! The live-action '90s series "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers" is getting a big-screen reboot, courtesy of Lionsgate and the brand behind the franchise, Saban.

The Power Rangers are just a bunch of normal teens who are chosen by a creepy outer space sage named Zordon to fight seriously evil alien invaders. Jason Lee Scott, Kimberly Hart, Zack Taylor, Trini Kwan, and Billy Cranston are given special powers to battle Rita Repulsa and her minions. We can only hope and pray that Rita Repulsa is as wild, witchy, and weird as she is on the show.

Naturally, there have been a ton of tie-ins for the series over the years, like comic books, video games, and Halloween costumes, just to name a few, and it's got a worldwide audience. Perfect for the next franchise, no?

Just don't expect any of the original Power Rangers to appear in the movie. The 20-year reunion was a bust, as chronicled by outlets like TMZ and Perez Hilton. On the other hand, there was apparently plenty of jovial gas-passing on set. Memories!
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