Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Random Thoughts On... The Order

Every once in a while, I get together with a bunch of friends and talk over coffee. Nothing special, just talking among friends about stuff that interest us.

One of the things we talked about recently - ever so briefly, mind you - is the Order, a film that has been teased on Facebook and other places and is due to be released somewhere down the line. And the whole selling point that it features a bunch of Power Rangers alumni getting together to make a movie that seems to be militaristic with some martial arts stuff thrown in for good measure. It looks cheap, probably because it is. They got a crowdfunding thing lasting two months and there's a bunch of perks to it for people who care. In any event, someone brought up, we touched on it for a bit, and  a short while later moved on to something else.

Look, here's the deal with the Order and I will put it to you as bluntly and as straightforward as I possibly could; I don't care. It's not a project that interests me. It's not a project that appeals to me. It's not something that I'd feel compelled to watch or support. It is not, as the campaign page so boldly and so fragrantly claims, the Power Rangers reunion you've been waiting... it's just a movie with a bunch of former Power Rangers actors. The two things are not in the slightest bit alike because the two things are completely different things.

I think it's cool that they got a whole bunch of former Ranger actors in there, but the fact of the matter is it's not Power Rangers. it's this other thing. if it was former Ranger actors coming back as part of a Power Rangers special episode or event or whatever the case may be - maybe something similar to THAT sort of subject matter - I might be more interested in that sort of thing. But that's not what it is; it's the Ranger Alumni take on the Expendables... and quite frankly, that doesn't interest me in the slightest.

Best of luck to the folks behind that movie; wish nothing but the best for them. But as far as I'm concerned, it's not the "reunion" I've been waiting for. It's just another thing that I've no interest in. And that's all I have to say about that.

* For those wondering, this post doesn't get the Power Rangers tag because it has nothing to do with Power Rangers.

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