Original Green Ranger Is Not A Fan Of The Violent 'Power Rangers' Short

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Yesterday, we showed you the gritty short film reimagining of "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers."

In my opinion, the short, starring James Van Der Beek and Katee Sackhoff, kicked major ass and was the best thing to hit the Internet in a long while.

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But, Jason David Frank, the actor who originally played the Green Ranger in the TV series, does not seem to agree.

Frank took to his Facebook page to voice his disapproval of the film.

He said,

I'm just a PG-13 guy — like the cuss words, the drugs, all this other stuff... it doesn't fly with me... You can't take a brand like this and reboot it so dark and gritty... You still have the kids that want to watch 'Power Rangers'... we have to be responsible and know this is still a kids brand.

Frank is 41 now, so he's coming at the issue from what appears to be a more mature perspective. Saban Brands, the company with the rights to "Power Rangers," seems to be in agreement with Frank as it pressured the director of the film, Joseph Kahn, to remove it from the Web.

In fact, Vimeo already took down the film from its site. However, a safe for work version still exists on YouTube.

Frank may make some valid points, but the short film is awesome. And I don't really know how that can be denied.

Citations: Real Green Ranger Tommy hated the morbid POWER RANGERS short film (Mashable)