Kayleigh Roberts
Updated Apr 20, 2016 @ 1:54 pm
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Elizabeth Banks is playing Rita Repulsa in the new Power Rangers movie (due out in 2017) and we’re psyched. Our ’90s souls still love the Power Rangers and our current-day souls love everything Elizabeth Banks does. But now that we’ve gotten a look at Elizabeth’s take on the classic Power Rangers villain, we have to admit to a little head scratching. Here’s the original Rita Repulsa:

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And here’s Elizabeth in character for the new movie (as revealed in a first look on People.com):

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It’s not that Elizabeth’s Rita doesn’t look fierce — she does — but she also looks less like the Rita Repulsa we remember than she does like a number of other things. Like…

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Storm in X-Men: Apocalypse

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Sailor Jupiter

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A post-apocalyptic Peter Pan

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Audrey II from Little Shop of Horrors

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