Watch: Fan Trailer for Gritty 'Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers' Movie
By now it's become a bit of a cliche to take an established property and just make it dark and gritty. But as someone who grew up with the now laughable action of the Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers, this is just too cool. On the year of the 20th anniversary of the series which has had many iterations in the United States, a friend pointed out to me that some passionate fans have been working on a very gritty fan film with some impressive promotional work so far. Right now there's just a trailer with no sign of the Power Rangers in sight, but it does set up a familiar villain. There's also a cool poster, and that's what really caught my eye.
Here's the trailer for Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers or MMPR from the film's Facebook page:
And here's the poster featuring an unmasked version of the villain Lord Zedd:
Right now the film has a group of lesser known actors playing the Power Rangers, and the suit design is still up in the air after the initial designs received mostly negative feedback. But the cool thing is that the voice of Lord Zedd you hear in the trailer is that of Robert Axelrod, who voiced the villain on the TV series. If anything, this kind of passion and effort put into a fan film is really cool, and it'll be something entertaining for kids who grew up with the original series, and others who have seen the other versions on TV over the years. Check out the film's official website, especially to help fund it, and follow their Facebook for more.