One of my favorite versions of the YouTube mashup trailer is the premake. That’s when you use basically prehistoric movie footage to try and recreate the story of a more modern classic. If you sleep through black and white movies, get ready to be jolted awake with excitement, because editors and artists found a way to cobble these together:
This premake is so good, I’m now convinced Up was a remake.
Star Wars (1947)
That Skywalker fella sure knows how to light up outerspace! Ka-Wowie!
The Empire Strikes Back (1950)
Don’t spoil the big, 61-year-old twist ending.
Down with the proletariat! This is the only true Matrix Revolution!
Ghost Busters (1954)
Ghosts invading our home! At least they’re not as bad as my mother-in-law.
The Dark Knight (1966)
Will Christian Bale usurp Adam West’s title for "Campiest Batman?"
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