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Watch This Very Dark (And Awesome) Power Rangers Fan Film Starring James Van Der Beek

Submitted by on February 24, 2015 – 3:45 pmNo Comment

The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers was a cheesy show filled with all the things that kids loved: karate, robots, brightly colored costumes and monsters. But what happens when the Rangers grow up and sh*t gets real?

Adi Shankar produced this “bootleg” directed by Joseph Khan, that gives us an ultra dark look at the Power Ranger mystique. Titled “Power/Rangers,” the 14-minute short film stars James Van Der Beek  as Rocky (the Red Ranger) and Katee Sackhoff as Kimberly (the Pink Ranger) and is filled with graphic violence and language. Honestly, this is the Power Ranger movie that adults would love to see and keep away from their children.

Shankar and Khan are both Hollywood pros with a ton of credits under their belt (Torque, Dredd and Lone Survivor are just a few credits between the two) and it shows with the polish put into this short film. Shankar explains why he made the film.

When I was a child I had two favorite TV shows, the X-Men animated series and Power Rangers. I eventually came to the realization that high school kids weaponized to fight an intergalactic threat would turn those kids into some seriously disturbed adults.

Now, can we get a full length R-rated version of the Power Rangers in theaters?

Check it out below.

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