This is not the Power Rangers from your childhood. Actually, it's pretty NSFW.

I'm a huge fan of taking the old comic books and cartoons from our childhood and making them dark and gritty in a more contemporary setting. But this video from director Joseph Khan does a pretty good job spoofing that concept with this overly gritty and way dark reboot (or in this case, "bootleg") of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. The idea that everything needs to be turned dark and gritty maybe growing old in some people's minds I guess. Starring James Van Der Beek and Katee Sackhoff (a.k.a. "Starbuck"), this 15 minute short film might be a spoof, but I'd probably still pay to see a feature length version of it. Enjoy. 


Dale Goldberg