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Power Rangers (2015)

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 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/Ranger Fan Film See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Adishankarbrand See more »
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Carla Perez reprises her role as Rita Repulsa from the television series and Turbo movie. 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 Super Sentai Zyuranger (1992) 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 mildly entertaining, "What if Power Rangers were for adults?"
17 November 2015 | by grandmastersikSee all my reviews

I saw this on YouTube before Saban's lawyers had it taken down. Who knows, it may even be back up again, if you're curious to see it.

So, Jason is a villain and holds Kimberley hostage in an effort to flush out Tommy... The idea is okay, but all the talk of betrayal doesn't really come across, given what happens to each Power Ranger. Zac is pretty cool, but the North Koreans look more like Yakuza and do the typically-hated thing in martial arts films, of standing back and letting their buddies get beaten down, one-by-one, before taking their turn. They also had plenty of time to just shoot him, but this is nit-picking the action.

But isn't the action what an action film is all about?

Well, for this short, it's more about the characters, in an attempt to make a dark version of somewhat beloved source material, so don't expect any giant monster fights.

If you see this, after the initial buzz of seeing Power Rangers actually getting hurt wears off (because nobody can take laser beams and sword swipes to the chest in real life, right?), you'll most likely just forget about it and carry on. Yes, it's very well made, but the story isn't as fantastic as other reviewers would have you believe and the effect of, "Look, mum, the Power Rangers are gritty," only goes so far... in this case, not far enough to justify reinventing the series as something aimed entirely at adults.


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