Thank Zordon, the Power Rangers movie will feature the original theme song

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“AAAAH! AFTER TEN THOUSAND YEARS I’M FREE! IT’S TIME TO CONQUER EARTH,” one Rita Repulsa shrieks after spending a few millennia in a garbage can on the Moon.

Guitars begin to tune up. Riffs are banged out, the tastiest of licks hammer reality into submission and a chorus begins chanting as Zordon demands that the voice of Invader Zim in a robotic shell find him five colour co-ordinated teenagers. With attitude:

Go Go Power Rangers, YOU MIGHTY MORPHIN’ POWER RANGERS!

And it is glorious. I don’t think there’s anything more 90s than the Power Ranger intro, a glorious headbanging gateway drug to metal and sick solos that most ikely inspired Dragonforce to be awesome. It’s a signature tune alright, on of hope and fun. And you’d be forgiven for thinking that such an iconic theme would be absent from the grittier and more grounded Power Rangers reboot hitting cinemas next week.

But worry not, fellow 90s children who still yearn for the New Adventures of Johnny Quest to live once again. Because if there’s one part of the original show that does deserve to live again on the big screen, it’s that intro track. And definitely not Shampoo’s Trouble single. That’s the word according to Power Scoop via io9, which picked up on the following image posted to Instagram of a member of London’s Philharmonic Orchestra at a recording session for the soundtrack for Power Rangers:

Power-Rangers-orchestra

See that sheet music? That’s the classic theme right there. It’s worth noting then that the Power Rangers track will most likely be more harmonic than metal, but that’s not a bad thing at all, as someone at at io9 remembered that the 1995 feature film also included an orchestral take on the signature tune. And it wasn’t bad at all:

End credits track? Most likely, although the 90s kid inside of me would shriek with delight if Power Rangers ended with the gang obliterating the Putty Squad while a certain guitar solo blared on. Power Rangers is out next year March, and stars Dacre Montgomery, RJ Cyler, Naomi Scott, Becky G, Ludi Lin, Elizabeth Banks, Bryan Cranston and Bill Hader.

Last Updated: December 7, 2016

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  • Captain JJ

    Those popsickle suits were the biggest problem for me, but I’m starting to slowly accept it (as much as one can accept it).
    Really awesome about the theme.

    • Original Heretic

      From the side view it looks like the boys also have boobs.

      • Andre Fourie

        That it does

      • VampyreSquirrel

        Gender equality.

    • 40 Insane Frogs

      Yeah, it’s leaving me with this weird urge to lick them…. :/

  • Original Heretic

    I think Darryn wants to be a Power Ranger.

    “Go, go Darryn Ranger!”

    Yup, that works. Kinda rolls off the tongue. Now where did I put my guitar….gotta record this shit!

    • Captain JJ

      He can be a ranger, as long as I get to be the white ranger. 😛

      • Original Heretic

        “Go go JJ Ranger!”

        Also works. You’re in. SUIT UP!

        • Captain JJ

          Woo!
          It’s might morphin’ time!

      • Andre Fourie
        • Captain JJ

          No thanks. I don’t need to try and make up for a small peepee. 😛

          • Andre Fourie

            You said you wanted a white ranger, so I try and be helpfull

          • Lu

            No use if the rest of the team has to push start him…….

          • Coughsie

            That’s what they’ll tell the innocent bystanders as they pull up they’re pants: “We were only helping to start the………..car…….”

          • Lu

            The Line -> || X <– Your comment.
            hahahaha XD

          • Coughsie

            I aim to please. Just don’t ask any of my ex-bfs.

    • I APPROVE OF THIS!

  • Those are some dank suits yo

    • Captain JJ

      They’re so glittery, makes you wonder if Trevor had a hand in it.

      • Crafted from the finest bowling balls!

        • Andre Fourie

          Except for the dude boobies.

          • *pecs

          • VampyreSquirrel

            *moobs

          • Andre Fourie

            Boobies.

  • Admiral Chief Argonian

    Awwwwwwwwwwwyusss

  • Admiral Chief Argonian

    That theme song still gives me goosebumps!

    Epic childhood memories, ENGAGE!

  • Craig “CrAiGiSh” Dodd

    As much as it pains me to admit … I will watch this.

    Childhood memories flooding in … “GO GO POWER RANGERS”

  • chimera_85

    Cannot wait for this film, the suits in themselves look good enough to watch haha.

  • Lu

    Why don’t they get a decent power (heh) metal band like Dragonforce to actually do the theme?

  • LegionZA

    Cool, that theme song still sticks in the head.

    Regarding that header pic, every time I look at it, I mistake the Blue Ranger for Don Cheadle and War Machine with another paint job.

  • DragonSpirit009

    Damn… So many memories!

  • Magoo

    Those outfits look great!

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