Power Rangers tests audiences over the kiss between Kimberly or Naomi Scott and Jason or Dacre Montgomery in real life. The nostalgia-driven fans are even pissed off because Kimberly should only be paired with Tommy who isn’t in this movie. The teaser trailer online showing the kiss might disgust many fans – but it worked to remove the scene from the movie after utmost relief is expressed by patrons.
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[VIDEO]: Power Rangers (2017 Movie) Official Trailer – It’s Morphin Time!
Millennials King of Movie
Lionsgate was correct in its hunch to target die-hard fans of the show, who are now full-grown millennials, a tech-obsessed demo that relies on a variety of entertainment platforms. Also, Power Rangers, which skewed male (60 percent), served as an antidote to Beauty and the Beast, a female-skewing, family friendly film that powered to $88 million in its second weekend. Read here: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/power-rangers-gets-a-surprise-box-office-boost-millennial-age-fans-988830
Nobody Liked the Kiss
“Nobody liked the kiss,” director Dean Israelite admitted to EW, referring to reactions from test audiences. “It’s one of those rare times in a preview when something is so unanimous.” The kiss was supposed to happen right after the former Queen Bee of Angel Grove High snuck into Jason’s bedroom and revealed why she ended up in detention. So, did audiences hate it because they didn’t want to see Jason and Kimberly get together? Nope. There’s a much better reason than that. Here’s more: http://comicbook.com/2017/03/28/power-rangers-kiss-deleted/
Tailing Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
The live action Disney musical has already accumulated $206.2M after $17.9M yesterday, charting the best pre-summer Tuesday of all-time (the studio just reported their official morning figures) — and that was with 11% K-12 and 15% colleges off. In its second go-round, Beauty and the Beast stands to make $80M. Comparing the film to another big grosser, Disney/Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War, that pic opened to $179.1M and fell 60% in its second weekend to $72.6M. The observation there is that fanboy movies are top heavy, hence the drop. But despite Beauty and the Beast‘s groundswell of millennial fangirls, the film also appeals to those 5 years of age to 90, and it’s that generational appeal which is fueling the pic’s legs. Here’s the statistics: http://deadline.com/2017/03/power-rangers-chips-a-deep-space-alien-wont-take-this-beauty-and-the-beast-down-weekend-box-office-preview-1202048509/
Old Fashioned Making Out
The fact that this kiss was missing from the final film was certainly a relief. It turns out, nobody likes it. Director Dean Israelite said that the audiences hated the scene during the preview. It takes a scene about Kimberly’s evolution and turns it into one that is about her relationship with Jason. The romantic moment just undermines her character. The scene is somewhat old-fashioned and becomes a movie trope of the female lead who is just there to boost the popularity of the male actor. No romance felt at all as far as fans are concerned.