3 Tokusatsu movies that the Reboot Power Rangers can learn
With the news of an upcoming Power Rangers reboot movie in the works, we can also learn some stuff from the original Japanese Tokusatsu movies to make the upcoming movie really great.
Yep, the Power Rangers reboot movie is still under development, with an expected launch on January 2017, there is still more time for the producers to get some cool ideas from these 3 Tokusatsu movies we listed for this article. Remember some films such as Pacific Rim and the 2014 Godzilla are heavily inspired from Tokusatsu and received critical acclaim from both movie goers and long-time fans. Despite the Power Rangers is actually based on the Super Sentai series (the Japanese Power Rangers), the reboot might be heavily based on Western pop culture movies rather than following the roots of its original source and adding a mix of Western action movies. So let?s take a look
Take note that Tokusatsu means live-action film or television drama that features considerable use of special effects, shows such as Kamen Rider, Godzilla and the Super Sentai falls under this.
Garo: Soukoku no Maryu
A 2013 movie serving as an epilogue to Garo: Makai Senki series in Japan. Garo focuses on the story of Kouga Saejima, who holds the title of Makai Knight to protect humanity against dark demonic creatures called Horrors. What made this a good inspiration to the Power Rangers reboot is its classic theme of good vs evil, as well as how the choreography was handled, it feels more of kid?s show that is aimed for old audiences. And not to mention how quick and awesome their transformations are, this can eliminate some longer transformations scenes from the usual Power Rangers series and make it short yet cool.
Super Hero Taisen
Imagine Super Sentais battling out against Kamen Riders (also known to Americans as Masked Rider) in an epic deathmatch. That?s what Super Hero Taisen looked like. Saban can learn a thing or two in the movie of possible crossover of other known Americanized Tokusatsu series, it does not need to be the exact characters, but it can act as an Easter Egg with a short cameo or a certain troupe that fan can easily get the reference, but it has to be sure that it does not eat up the entire movie with tons of Easter Eggs and it could ruin the whole story.
Uchuu Keiji Gavan: The Movie & Uchuu Keiji NEXT GENERATION
This is a classic example of seeing a new generation of a certain franchise, the Next Generation direct-to-DVD movies features the classic Space Sheriff heroes passing over their helm to the next generation of Space Sheriff. This is a great plot for a reboot, showing the original cast passing the torch to the new ones or maybe making a reference of the previous series to keep the reboot on its own timeline, it?s more of a showing of respect to the original series, though it does not need to be a mandatory, but putting a reference to the original will be a great Easter Egg.
Hopefully when the new Power Rangers movie gets some progress, we will be excited to how it unfolds and if it can make the fans happy and keep the new generation of audience entertained