The American Power Rangers show from the 1990s was goofy, cheesy, and colorful. It was filled with safe action and easily resolved plotlines, but it was still a ton of fun.
Director Joseph Kahn's Power Rangers fan film is the exact opposite. It's violent, dark, gritty, and not safe to watch while you're at work. It's almost like asking what if the Power Rangers were real and things haven't been going too well for them at all.
Check out the film below by Joseph Kahn starring Katee Sackoff (Battlestar: Galactica) and James Van Der Beek (Dawnson's Creek).
Warning: Again, this video is NSFW. You've been warned.
Yeah.... Exactly.... If you're hoping to get a full-on feature film from Joseph Kahn with this level of awesomeness, don't hold your breath. In an interview with HitFlix, Kahn said he simply wouldn't do it.
The irony here is that I wouldn't even want to make "Power Rangers: The Movie' for real. Like if I had to make a 'Power Rangers' movie, this is it. It's 14 minutes long and it's violent and this is what I have in me. If they offered me the 200 million version, the PG-13 version, I literally wouldn't do it. It's just not interesting to me.
What did you guys think of the short film? Would you like to see a Power Rangers feature film like this?
Here's the Safe for Work Youtube version.
Looks like the original version has been taken down.
Sorry. Looks like the YouTube version was pulled too. Hope you had a chance to check it out.