That's the key right there. The current marketing strategy isn't great. As with Saban before them, they seem to be doubling-down on the cheesy nature of it all instead of marketing it as the best possible live-action superhero show. I don't think switching to an animated format is going to do them any favors. It will most likely lose its charm if it goes in that direction.Misfit wrote: ↑Mon Sep 13, 2021 10:01 pmI'm a casual fan who never watched anything post MMPR and I could not care less if they did a reunion. I don't know if I'd ever hear about it since I currently have no idea where new episodes of Power Rangers are even broadcast. Moving away from Sentai struck me as a new beginning for the property, which after being immensely popular in the early 90s, seems to have gradually become a niche franchise. I have two young kids that had a Power Rangers phase that lasted about a minute last summer. They watched various incarnations of the show on Netflix for a bit and then moved on. Unlike a lot of stuff they latched onto, left, and came back to eventually, they've never come back to Power Rangers and it's no longer on their radar. None of their friends/classmates seem interested, which makes me think it's largely adults keeping the franchise alive. If Hasbro's smart, they'll try to make new fans and figure out what works to attract that audience and do it in a manner that hopefully doesn't alienate the current diehards still watching. Whatever they choose to do, they certainly need to figure out a way to market the brand and create a buzz because that's currently not something they're doing a good job of.
What I fondly remember watching MMPR all those years ago is that I was enthralled with the live-action sueprheroics and transforming robots. There was nothing like it on TV at the time and that's what made it captivating. TV has changed since then (especially now that you have teenager or adult-focused superhero shows), but I think there's still room to make PR badass. For all audiences.
We'll see what happens.