Power Rangers Get a Mighty Gritty Reboot

Massive intergalactic warfare. Tons of cussin'. Lethal force up the wazoo. Threesomes. Yup, you've probably never seen Power Rangers look like this.

This short film directed by Joseph Kahn and produced by Adi Shankar (Dredd) re-imagines the Saturday-morning staple as something a lot closer to Mortal Kombat. Casting James Van Der Beek as a traitorous former comrade and Katie Sackhoff as a grown-up version of the Pink Ranger is a nice bit of fan casting, too.

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This might feel like sacrilege but it turns out that hearing a musical callback to the classic Power Rangers theme music while a guy bleeds out after being stabbed by one of the sentai-derived superheroes is... kinda awesome?

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Carlos Shabo

its a shame they had all this money, equipment and all of these actors but they decided to go in the complete opposite direction of what "Power Rangers" actually is. The Power Ranger fandom is going to shred this.

We made a short film on the Red Ranger and they destroyed us because he morphed against humans. Imagine what they are going to say when they see the Black Ranger stab people in the face.

Great quality short, terrible franchise to implement it on.