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Now, with the world as a whole currently appearing to be spiraling into a tangled web of all caps partisan screaming and orange-faced authoritarianism, it's probably just as well that we have a near-endless stream of nostalgia-baiting reboots and sequels heading our way for the rest of the year. Sure, it's entirely possible that we'll just go and use them as a convenient bucket of sand to stick our heads into, while all around us the world burns with hatred, xenophobia and tiny-handed vitriol, but they're largely based on cultural properties we loved back when we were kids, so that's totally OK, right? Right?

Well, either way, we can take solace in the fact that

The Latest 'Power Rangers' Poster Probably Isn't A Subtle Dig At Donald Trump

'Power Rangers' [Credit: Saban Brands / Lionsgate]
'Power Rangers' [Credit: Saban Brands / Lionsgate]

Now, sure, this latest poster for , 's upcoming nostalgia-fest/cash-grab/legitimate response to growing market interest may seem like a massive dig at , what with its pithy pro-inclusivity message "together we are more," and the fact that it features young people looking heroic, which would probably remind the Donald of all those protest marches he's been trying to ignore, but that doesn't necessarily mean that it actually is one.

For one thing, it's probably unwise to assume that a Power Rangers reboot is about to take the lead in the opposition to the US President and his most-likely deeply unconstitutional policies. It is, after all, largely set to be a movie about teenagers punching things. Sure, we could all be in for a massive surprise come its release on March 24, 2017, but it's probably not something you want to put money on.

The bigger problem, of course, is that the project has been using that particular tagline since 2016, back in the days when most people seemed entirely certain that this whole "Donald Trump running for President" thing was either a practical joke, a horrible dream, or an attempt to build a market base for a new TV network. This makes it somewhat more likely that we're now living in a world where the slightest hint of progressive, inclusive thinking comes across as a furious rebuttal to the world's foremost thin-skinned demagogue.

Whether that's a good thing or a bad thing very much remains to be seen, but I, for one, welcome our new insect overlords, and I'd like to remind them that as a trusted online personality, I can be helpful in rounding up others to toil in their underground sugar caves.

What do you think, though? Are giant space ants a better option at this point? Let us know below!



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