The new Power Rangers outfits have not gone down particularly well with fans of the franchise. A new image of the colourful costumes was released yesterday and unimpressed fans took to twitter to express their dislike.
A new look at the costumes was shared by USA Today, check it out below:
The general opinion amongst fans was that the costumes look too tacky:
It was a bold choice making the new power rangers movie costumes outta rock candy. I bet they saved a bundle
— Caped-Joel Daly (@CapedJoel) July 19, 2016
They even got compared to looking like bowling balls:
New Power Rangers movie costumes make them either Bowling Ball-kin or Dodg'em-kin.
— Nick (@ArmosKnight) July 20, 2016
Ugh…these new Power Rangers movie costumes look worse every time they show them. pic.twitter.com/3wiCfWFDb4
— Broodwars (@broodwars64) July 20, 2016
MM Power Rangers was like MY SHOW back in the day, so I'm very disappointed at the new costumes they have for the movie. =/
— ashley (@shyesplease) July 20, 2016
the new power rangers costumes look like they were colored with gel pens
— damnation daniel (@Filipasian) July 19, 2016
Not a big fan of the new Power Rangers costumes, but I'm still going to see the movie anyway. Been waiting for this since I was 5….
— Addie Davis Hogan (@AddieDavis1996) July 20, 2016
Recently, Production Designer Andrew Menzies explained the new outfit’s functions:
“Ours is an alien costume that grows on them, that’s not man-made. You can’t win everyone over, but we are trying to appeal to a more mature audience and gain new fans.”
While director, Dean Israelite said the suits represent the characters’ spirit:
“The show was about kids coming of age, about metamorphosis,” he said. “These suits needed to feel like they were catalyzed by these kids and their energy, their spirit.”
And we can see the controversial costumes in all their glory when Power Rangers hits screens on 24th March 2017.