It wasn’t exactly difficult to notice that the trailer for the new Power Rangers movie is a little more serious in tone than the original series. Instead of a story resembling the cheesy, lighthearted, super goofy kid’s series of the 90s (none of us realized just how ridiculous we were all being during that entire decade, I swear), we got something that feels like the Power Rangers were placed in the world of the Fast and the Furious and then they drove to Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy. The stark re-imagining of the series couldn’t be any clearer than in this fan-made trailer for the movie entirely redone using footage from the original American series.
We first came across this at io9, and it was made by the YouTube channel Darth Blender. It wouldn’t exactly work on its own (even though it’s a valiant effort), because those absurd visuals just don’t work with this style.
If you want to see how it compares to the actual trailer for the movie you can watch that one again right here.
As someone that watched the original series as a kid, I knew the movie was never going to be in the same vein as the show, and I didn’t want it to be, but I did expect something a little more fun than what we saw here (think more Marvel than DC). But this is just one trailer, and we didn’t even get to see Alpha 5 (voiced by Bill Hader), so I still expect the movie not to be quite as serious.
And it’s a good thing it won’t be as silly as the show was. We really were absurd in the 90s.
Power Rangers opens next year on March 24, 2017.
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