So yesterday evening I was trolling around the internet looking for fake nude pictures of Felicity Jones. As one does on a tuesday night. When a story caught my eye. The headline read “Wanna Watch A Power Rangers fan Film starring James Van Der Beek”.
Now, as it happens, the very last thing on Earth I or any other sane person would want to watch is a Power Rangers Fan Film , much less one starring James Van Der Beek. But nonetheless one thing did catch my eye. The fine print said it was from producer Adi Shankar (Dredd, Lone Survivor) who previously-released The Punisher: Dirty Laundry, Venom: Truth in Journalism, and the animated Judge Dredd: Superfiend. And based on that I gave it a looksee.
And it was fucking brilliant!! So well done in fact that i not only found myself thinking that Power Rangers could actually be cool, but I also started sharing links to it with friends and acquaintances. I wrote a short piece on it here on BSS where i embedded the youtube video . Never in a million years did i ever think i would soil my site with any fucking Power Rangers story, but this was just so fucking brilliant that i had no other choice.
Now Power Rangers was never a thing for me growing up. It was something my younger brother thought was the shit, but that I myself always thought was actually SHIT. I was the GI Joe/Transformers/TMNT type dude, and lucky for me I have lived to see all of those properties be raped up the asshole by money hungry talentless hacks
( see Michael Bay )
This morning however i wake to find an article where it says that the producers of this fantastic short film are facing possible legal action from Haim Saban. The smelly cunts who own the rights to PR and are well on their way to making a shitty Power Rangers movie of their own, which nofuckingbody ever wanted to see until maybe last night. Im sure Haim Sabans film will be rated R for retarded, and that they maybe took offence to the mature nature of the short film. But for fuck sake Saban, this was awesome, and free PR for your property. And people were actually getting a little excited about Power Rangers. Fucking Power Rangers. A series so mindblowingly stupid and retarded it boggles the mind that they are actually spending money on a movie. And Im willing to wager that the retarded finished film won´t be half as as good as the 14 minute short film by Joseph Kahn .
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers ( actual fucking title of Sabans upcoming film ) is being directed by Dominick Sivilli. Of all things a fucking maker of short-films , known for absolutely fuck all and nothing. Last night i might have had an inkling to actually give that film a chance, but today Im in the mood to organize a boycott based on this legal action by Haim Saban. Seriously Saban, before this film, which is now well on its way to 4 million views on youtube, the most popular Power Rangers videos on youtube were the MY Way Dub series ( which is fucking hilarious btw) and treat your property like the utter dog crap that it is !! But you go out of your way to harass people who actually took more time and care of it than those no name hacks you hired to do your own film? Fuck that, and fuck you.
“Saban is trying to shut Power/Rangers down,” Kahn tweeted. “If you’d like to keep watching, tell them to stop harassing me.” In separate tweets, Kahn laid out his legal defense. “Every image in Power/Rangers is original footage. Nothing was pre-existing. There is no copyrighted footage in the short. I am not making any money on it and I refuse to accept any from anyone. It was not even Kickstarted, I paid for it myself. This was made to be given away for free. It is just as if I drew a pic of Power Rangers on a napkin and I gave it to my friend. Is it illegal to give pic I drew of a character on a napkin to someone for free? No.”
Then, in a tweet to Saban, he added: “The world is watching your actions right now.”
Im watching you too , but i sure as shit won’t be watching your movie. Not in the cinema anyway 😉 I might steal the fucker and leak it on the internet. I´ll make a note of that right away.
In the meanwhile, Go Go Power Rangers Bootleg !!