The Web’s Best Fan Made Trailers
WORDS BY OWEN JAVELLANA
The summer movie season is coming to a close, but that’s doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy good trailers, as long as you know where to look. The internet is ripe with trailers filmed, edited, or re-edited by creative fans, many for films that don’t exist (but possibly should). Here are some of the best of the web!
This is just the kind of ultra-action videogame “revamp” that lead to such forgettable box office bombs as Doom and Bloodrayne. But at least this trailer knows it’s ridiculous… And is it just me, or those ghosts’ faces seriously friggin’ creepy?
If don’t play Minesweeper, this is a bunch of nonsense. But if you are a fan of the classic Windows game, you’ll appreciate that they hit EVERY Minesweeper inside joke possible.
If Hollywood can make a movie about random alien ghosts and call it “Final Fantasy,” then I don’t see why they couldn’t make Death-Race-meets-Speed-Racer-meets-Lego and call it “Tetris”.
I think the casting choice of Nathan Fillion as Hal Jordan would be perfect. I’d like to say that has nothing to do with the bias that stems from my unabashed love for Firefly, but… yes, yes it does. Firefly was awesome.
Word is, Peter Jackson originally wanted to do the Halo movie, but when that didn’t work out, he went on to make District 9 (good news for movie fans, bad news for Halo fans). But here’s a pretty damn spiffy look at what could’ve been (and what might eventually be…).
It must’ve been hell to impose all those Thundercat makeup effects on every frame of this clip. Even more impressive: they’ve found a vehicle for a Vin Diesel comeback that doesn’t involve… uh… vehicles. Unless you count the ThunderTank.
The Legend of Zelda
This was created by the folks at IGN.com as an April Fools joke, so I guess it’s kind of cheating, because it had like, 80 times the budget of these other fan trailers. But in true Hollywood fashion we’ll let it slide, because it’s oh so beautiful.
This looks like it was damn fun to make, and it says something that I would actually watch this movie if they made it full length. Highlights: Toad costume, flying Lakitu cloud, Silly Putty nose.
What’s the difference between a heartwarming protagonist and a psychotic axe murderer? Editing.
BEST. RECUT. EVER.
My Little Pony
Executed perfectly, right down to the Megan Fawkes look-a-like. All they need now is a re-packaged Linkin Park single.
So the next time you’re facing a box office dry spell, remember summer’s not just the season for blockbusters, it’s also the season when tons of bored, talented people have lots and lots of free time.