This is some holy-shit-crazy-level stuff. Somewhere between what Watchmen did to Charlton comics and Frank Miller’s Goddamn Batman is this take on Power Rangers from Torque director Joseph Kahn and producer Adi Shankar (who also did that excellent Venom/Man Bites Dog short). In a Blade Runner-esque future, Katee Sackhoff plays an adult Kimberly, held prisoner by Rocky (James Van Der Beek) who has switched allegiances and had the rest of the team murdered…all except Tommy, for whom he is laying a trap. Bulk and Skull are meth-heads, Zack hawks exercise tapes and bangs hookers, Jason was briefly married to Kim – it’s full of swearing, nudity, and bloody head-shot kills. [Yeah, I know it’s not technically “rated” – but it’d be R]
I don’t know that anyone actually wanted grim and gritty Power Rangers – but if you did, this is probably as well done as it will ever get.
Full story at HitFix.com.