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Power Rangers (2015)

Not Rated | | Short, Action, Sci-Fi | 23 February 2015 (USA)
A dark and gritty re-imagining of the classic franchise.

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Joseph Kahn
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Katee Sackhoff ... Kimberly / Pink
James Van Der Beek ... Rocky
Russ Bain ... Tommy / Green
Will Yun Lee ... General Klank
Gichi Gamba ... Zack / Black
Yves Bright ... Billy / Blue
Stevin Knight ... Jason / Red
Tony 'Madness' Gomez ... Bulk (as Tony Madness)
Matt D'Elia ... Skull (as Matt Elia)
Bree Olson ... Divatox
Amia Miley ... Scorpina
Carla Perez ... Rita
Camilla Lim Camilla Lim ... Trini / Yellow
Tony Ketcham Tony Ketcham ... Refugee
Adrian Ramon Adrian Ramon ... Refugee
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A dark and gritty re-imagining of the classic franchise.

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Certificate:

Not Rated

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Country:

USA

Language:

Korean | Japanese | English

Release Date:

23 February 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Power/Rangers See more »

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Adishankarbrand See more »
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Jason David Frank, the original Tommy/Green Ranger from the show, was approached for a role but turned it down due to the adult nature of the film, citing specifically the drugs and foul language. He made these comments public via Twitter upon release of the film. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
[voice-over]
Rocky: When two empires declare war, neither side is innocent.
Kimberly: You're still a traitor, you worthless piece...
Rocky: [interrupts her] We were children asked to fight an intergalactic war against an enemy we'd never met. Let's stop pretending our side stood on some moral high ground.
Kimberly: What do you want, Rocky?
Rocky: Where's Tommy?
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Connections

Version of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Power/Ranger Remix
Performed by Brain Mantia (as Brain and Melissa) and Melissa Reese (as Brain and Melissa)
Written by Brain Mantia (as Brain and Melissa) and Melissa Reese (as Brain and Melissa)
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A short that will please or shock fans of the series
11 March 2015 | by estebangonzalez10See all my reviews

"When two empires declare war, neither side is innocent"

Thanks to the popularity this short film was receiving over the internet I decided to check it out despite never being a fan of the Power Rangers or knowing anything about the characters. I remember glancing at it a couple of times during my childhood, but it all seemed a bit too silly for my taste. My appreciation for this film is affected by my lack of knowledge about these characters because the short does require you have some background information about who these people are in order to understand what is going on. It is a fan film so the more you know about the series the better off you are. I still have to admit that I was entertained with the action sequences and some of the performances. I found the visuals pretty solid and its short running time does go by very quickly.

There has been a fascination in mainstream audiences for grittier and darker films and comics. We've seen it in several comic books that have turned away from the childish elements and focused on adult themes. In movies we've experienced it most recently with the Batman franchise and in the James Bonds films to name a few. We've shifted gears from the innocent and fun playfulness of those screenplays to much more serious and grittier ones. Joseph Kahn knows this all to well and so he decided to have fun with the beloved childhood characters by directing this dark version of the Power Rangers. It is a parody that is aimed to shock audiences who grew up loving these characters. The lead characters in this film are played by Katee Sackhoff and James Van Der Beek who have an interesting verbal face off. She is playing Kimberly (Pink Ranger) and he is Rocky. We get some flashbacks as well of what has happened with the rest of the Rangers. Gichi Gamba gets a decent amount of screen time playing Zack (Black Ranger) and he gets the most interesting action sequences as he faces off some Japanese gangsters. There is also an interesting twist at the end of the film. Overall I found this an enjoyable short film with solid visuals and good performances, but I wasn't in to it as much because I really didn't know much about the characters.

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