Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Fan Trailer Is…Gritty?

By Nick Venable | 8 years ago

Luckily for me, the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers came out in 1993, when I was 11 years old and far too fucking old to care about these different-colored jackasses jumping around and fighting shit. Now, if they’re mutant turtles, mutant students of a wheelchair-bound professor, or even the kids that Ghostwriter followed around, I’m game. But Power Rangers? Pshaw.

That said, I would totally watch whatever movie may eventually become of the above fan-made trailer, directed by cinematographer Dominick Sivilli and written by Alex Gavin. Even though nobody involved with this project owns the rights to MMPR proper, there is still a goal of getting a feature made out of this proof of badass concept. It’s been in development for a while, and has had different versions hit the net, but this is by far the best, and the quality title screen isn’t the only reason.

First, none of the Power Rangers are actually shown, which thrilled me to no end, as it’s a villainous teaser rather than a hopeful one. And Sivilli presents the evil Lord Zedd in just about the perfect way he could have, by actually getting actor Robert Axelrod — the actor who voiced the masked character in the series — to reprise his role.

I’m all about well-crafted fan projects, and this beats the shit out of that overproduced short film we showed you last year, not to mention this Captain Planet trailer.

Even this trailer is worth at least a $100,000 budget. Why am I behind this project that on paper I wouldn’t have cared less about? Must be all these mighty endorphins.