KUALA LUMPUR: The Powers Rangers movie has just received the green light from the Malaysian Censorship Board (LPF) to screen nationwide tomorrow, as scheduled.
Yesterday, the local film distributor TGV Pictures, halted the advance ticket sales for the film as the movie was still undergoing an LPF review. A company spokesperson had admitted that the move was “to avoid any issues that may arise.”
This afternoon however, TGV Pictures informed the media that Power Rangers will be released as per scheduled tomorrow.
The film will be rated P13, which means that some materials may be inappropriate for children under 13, so parental supervision is required. The movie will run for 124 minutes, without any editing.
“We’re relieved that the film has been given the approval from the board for us to screen it as scheduled. We’re also resuming the advance ticket sales at the cinemas from today onwards,” said TGV Pictures marketing manager Grace Tan.
Rumours had it that the film was undergoing the board’s review because of one of the Rangers is a character confused with her sexuality.
Besides battling the witch Rita Repulsa and her alien troops, Yellow Ranger Trini (played by 20-year-old actress Becky G) was also supposed to be dealing with her confusion.
According to a report by the Hollywood Reporter, the revealing scene in the film involves “one character assuming she’s [Trini] having ‘boyfriend problems,’ and soon realising that perhaps she’s actually having ‘girlfriend problems.’”-NST