But the parody still needs to acknowledge that it is a parody. There needs to be some nod to the fact that you know
you're making something ridiculous and over the top. It doesn't have to be glaring and constant, but it has to be there. Even having "Tommy" say a dead serious "Go go, Power Rangers" before the fade to black at the end would have been enough.
That nod is the difference between "I'm cranking this bitch to 11 for the lulz" and "I'm cranking this bitch to 11 BECAUSE YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!"
Basically, if you have to tell everyone it's a parody, or if people have to argue over whether it's a parody, you've probably made a shitty parody.>>278
Yeah, "trying too hard" probably about sums it up.
Plus the dude keeps slamming that "You recruited KIDS to FIGHT your WAR!" thing, both in statements about it and in the short itself. And c'mon, let's face it… the original Rangers were not
kids. Even leaving aside the casting of adults in the roles, they were all high school students. It's not like Zordon was hanging around the kindergarten playground saying "Hey kid, wanna power coin?"
It just comes off as if he's trying to make some hamfisted argument about army recruitment or something, which again brings it back to the "Taking it too seriously for it to be a parody" thing.