The words “dark and gritty” are borderline ubiquitous with movies and entertainment these days, but often times we get a watered down, safe for the masses dark and gritty. With Power/Rangers, director Joseph Kahn set out to push the limits of an almost trite idea.
“Two of the worst types of film making out there that are not credible to filmmakers … one is porn and the other is fan films,” Director Joseph Kahn said in an interview with Hitfix. “So the minute that [director Adi Shankar] pitched me into doing this, I thought, ‘Okay, well, that sounds like fun actually. If it’s that … completely without credibility … then that’s something I could really get my hands around and see if I could do something new with it.'”
The result is Power/Rangers, a mature, dark, and definitely NSFW fan film. Kahn has a cool take on the re-imagining of the Power Rangers, filled with guns, blood, some nudity, but most of all, a sense of weight. This isn’t the lofty and fantastical 90’s children’s show, no Zords or Zordon, no fluff or filler. Its short, action packed, and boasts some pretty cool talent in front of the camera. I highly recommend you check it out, share it with friends, and check out the interview from Hitfix with Kahn.