Who doesn’t love a good trailer? I know I personally get quite irate if one of my friends creates a situation where we’re not in our seats by the time the trailers start rolling before a movie. I don’t care if I’ve seen ever trailer that plays a million times before, it’s a two-to-three minute glimpse at what could be the greatest film of the year (or just end up like Sucker Punch). A trailer carries all the hope in the world for a young, starry-eyed cinemaphile.
In celebration of the mighty trailer and in honor of April Fool’s Day, I’ve taken it upon myself to share with you, my faithful Flixist followers, my ten favorite trailer recuts and mash-ups. These trailers either take one movie and make it an entirely different one with creative editing or take two or more films and fuse them into one wholly new entity. Either way, the result is sensational.
Hit the jump to see the trailers for ten movies completely re-imagined, turned on their heads, and transmogrified for your entertainment.
At first I wasn’t sure if this one would make the list. The quality is so-so, but by the time I got to the end, I was a fan. As far as the poor dubbing goes, well…no, I can’t, the joke’s too easy.
Take one of the greatest games of the last generation and dub in audio from the movie that practically ripped it off and you’ve got a recipe for an awesome, hilarious mash-up trailer.
Brokeback to the Future
“You hang around with him, you’re gonna end up in big trouble.” “Oh yes sir.” I wish this was a real movie. Then, at the very least, I’d get all the way through it, unlike the actual Brokeback Mountain. That movie was sooooooooooooooooo boring. My only problem is there’s no Biff.
House of 1000 Muppets
The only thing scarier than Dr. Satan is a muppet, and this trailer is full of them. Rob Zombie himself was a fan of this mash-up and who can blame him?
David Lynch’s a Goofy Movie
I know this trailer accomplishes its goal of emulating the David Lynch style because I’m both confused and deeply, deeply uncomfortable.
The Shining Recut
It’s like Jerry Maguire, except the protagonist isn’t a closeted homosexual and might be a psychotic axe murderer! A great example of how a little music and upbeat narration can go a long way. Fun for the whole family!
10 Things I Hate About Commandments
If the Bible was a series of 90’s teen movies, I’d know every single word (especially if Samuel L. Jackson was the voice of God in all of them).
Top Gun Recut
I’ve never seen Top Gun, and I’ve heard it’s pretty homoerotic, but I know it will never live up to the glory that this trailer and that’s heart-breaking.
Requiem for a Toy
This mash-up is awesome. I’ve probably contributed at least a thousand views by myself. Also, I wish my Emperor Zerg action figure had Keith David’s voice. [Author’s note: The original version had embedding disabled, and I don’t know who MadcrowProductions is, but they didn’t make this. The original can be found here.]
Scary Mary is easily one of the most famous recut trailers on the interwebs and with good reason! Mary Poppins has always creeped me out, but now I’m terrified. Excellent music selections take a wholesome family movie and make it the stuff of nightmares.
Bonus: The Dark Knight Kids Version
I know it’s not really a mash-up or recut, but this is one of my favorite things to come out of The Dark Knight. Here’s the other. Also, adorableeeeee.