Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers became a cult hit for kids everywhere, and while the show continues now in new universes with new rangers, the original MMPR still holds a powerful fan base. I was around five years old when the show really started to impact me, and looking back, I always wondered what would have happened if MMPR had grown more mature? A darker, more modern version was an idea that always interested me.
Imagine my shock when this fan-film trailer hit my screen.
One thing that immediately caught my attention was the fact that no rangers are shown at all. The vibe of this project successfully showcases a grittier, more evil-centric universe, and I can’t wait to see how the Power Rangers will be included in an atmosphere outside of a child’s imagination.
The Power Rangers have vanished. Lord Zedd, their greatest enemy, has been defeated. The world is saved. Tommy Oliver, no longer the White Ranger, is in exile; running…hiding…waiting…for evil to find him again.
The world has moved on. Now, 20 years later, Lord Zedd has returned – stronger, faster and nastier. Slowly regaining his powers and at the helm of a new army, he is looking for revenge against Tommy.
Haunted by his past and having given up on fighting for the world, Tommy is tracked down by Zedd and his minions. But with the help of a mysterious woman, they discover that Zedd is looking for more than revenge…much more.
Now, to stop the forces of evil, Tommy and this mysterious woman seek help in stopping Zedd : an underground street fighter looking to do battle with anyone and everyone, twin sisters as different as night and day, seeking to protect the earth more than its people, and a police officer who’s no stranger to villains.
Together, Tommy and his new team are all that stands between Zedd and the end of the world. Will they triumph, or will Zedd finally destroy his greatest threat once and for all?
Reformed, repowered, the POWER RANGERS are back.
The film stars Dina Cataldi, Don Money, Jerry Murdock, Ashley Carvalho, Kimberly Carvalho, Ricky Barksdale, John Damnroth, and Matt Meinsen. While none of the original rangers will appear (except for Tommy who has not been cast yet… please get JDF to join), Lord Zedd and Zordon will be voiced by the original actors from the show (Robert Axelrod and David Fielding).
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