The Planeteer kids are grown, and their rings have stopped working (because, uh, apparently Captain Planet fixed the environment back in the ’90s, I guess). But when villains with incredibly obviously evil names threaten the environment, what are the five grown Planeteers to do? Bring back Captain Planet (because they’re rings started working again, I forgot to mention that, sorry). At any rate, this is a neat fan trailer for a live-action Captain Planet movie; the Captain himself looks pretty impressive, even when avoiding fixing an oil spill to hassle a litterbug. I think I prefer Cheadle’s take, though. (Via The Mary Sue)
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