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POWER/RANGERS

If you haven't been keeping up with the world of Power Rangers since you were nought but a lil' tyke watching Mighty Morphin'... on a Saturday morning, you may not know that since then, the series has had a few... updates.

And while the franchise is getting yet another reboot with the Lionsgate-funded movie coming (apparently) next year, a music video director decided to swoop in there first. 

Joseph Kahn brings us POWER/RANGERS, a 14-min hyper-gritty dystopian reimagining of our favourite characters from the original Mighty Morphin' series. And he is not even within the realm of f**king around with this story.

Kimberley, Tommy, and the team are all grown up. Half of them are dead; the others have PTSD, and are now living either in hiding, or in the employ of the victorious Machine Empire. Rangers are soldiers-for-hire, Bulk and Skull are meth-head mercenaries, and the situation is bleaker than that which any gritty Hollywood reboot has ever promised you.

POWER/RANGERS

Battlestar Galactica's Katee Sackhoff stands in for the role of Kimberley, while we've got Dawson's Creek star James Van Der Beek as the rogue ex-Red Ranger Rocky. It's tense, it's profane, and it's a sign that the production team behind this PG-13 movie coming out next year really need to step up their game.

It's a tragedy that this thing is only 14mins, but it's definitely worth the watch; if only for the major nostalgia-kicking plot twist.

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