The Power Rangers Just Got A Lot Darker, And A Lot More Awesome (NSFW VIDEO)

In a 14 minute film directed by Joseph Khan, the Power Rangers -- now adults -- have become shells of the teenage, monster-fighting optimists they once were. In fact, they're uh, all in a pretty dark place.

Set in a city with plenty of flying cars, and an unfortunate lack of giant monsters terrorizing the city, the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (the only ones you should ever care about) battle the evils of James Van Der Beek. It's like all our 90s dreams are coming true.

Adi Shankar, who produced the short film and also worked on Dredd, explained his reasoning for creating the graphic parody:

When I was a child I had two favorite TV shows the X-Men animated series and Power Rangers. I eventually came to the realization that high school kids weaponized to fight an intergalactic threat would turn those kids into some seriously disturbed adults.

And in case you need some background to set up the scene, watch the video below. It's gonna tell you pretty much all you need to know.