Friday, November 22, 2013

Mighty Morphin' Power Jaegers

So people inevitably put Pacific Rim footage to the Power Rangers theme. I can't decide which one of these I like better, although I'll note that my favorite version of the Power Rangers theme is the Masaki Endoh cover.

If they weren't intentionally invoking Power Rangers with the fact that Jaeger pilots are called "Rangers," it's a heck of a coincidence. (Guillermo del Toro has stated that he was trying to evoke the Wild West, because as a pacifist he didn't want to give them military ranks, hence Stacker Pentecost being a Marshall. Unfortunately, I couldn't help but identify the term "ranger" as used in the film with the US Army Rangers. Whoops.)

-Signing off.

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