A proper movie trailer for the IRS’s regrettable $60,000 Star Trek parody.
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From the creator of “What if Adam Scott’s character on Parks & Recreation were a murderous villain?” comes “What if Adam Scott’s character on Party Down were a murderous villain?”
“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” director Peter Jackson and editor Greg Daniels sit in an editing booth.
JACKSON: Well that’s great! It communicates the epic scope of the book, assures the audience there’s plenty to cover here, gets them excited for new worlds unexplored. Now we just need to add a fart joke.
A Slacktory reader who used to work at a film studio tells us, “As official policy, we never read pitches. That protects us from people suing us because they happened to have the same idea we had.
“Well, when I was there, I read all the pitches.”
And they saved the following trailer, sent to the studio by “Joseph E. Pettigrew”.
Watch this and remember that it was meant to seriously entice a major studio into making a feature film. It’s about a prophecy, a monster, and a hero — and it seems to all be shot around one guy’s house. He uses his living room, his bedroom, a backyard swimming pool, a trampoline. He uses a multiple-exposure effect to play all the characters at once. He wears the same blue polo shirt through half the trailer. His closing line is “OK, you can explode now.”
There’s nothing wrong with making a video like this! There’s just something wrong with sending it to a film studio where professionals work! I think Pettigrew conceived and recorded this whole thing in an afternoon. I want to think that. The alternative is too depressing.
Cartoonist Jake Olimb synched the Dark Knight trailer with clips from Doug. This side-by-side trailer mashup (featuring Roger as the Joker, obvs) has been up since 2009, and under 2,000 people have seen it. This must end now. This must end here. Some serious line from The Dark Knight, said in Skeeter’s voice.
Wreck-It Ralph looks so good. It looks like it’s the first good mainstream video-game-referencing thing ever created. When I first heard about it, I was optimistic based on early art but skeptical based on every “movie about video games” ever made. But man. This one looks GREAT. There’s so many great things in this trailer, I’m going to have to go through it shot by shot.
Aw hell yeah. A shot-for-shot remake of the trailer for The Man Without a Face, all for a Facebook riff. The faithfulness to the original overshadows the actual joke. Well, once you’ve watched the original trailer it does. It’s not like I remembered the trailer so well that I was like, “Oh, that famous cut! Bravo!”
I like to think in eighteen years everyone will be on a site called “Zookeeperbook” and trailer parody makers will be like “No.”
Oh my god I can’t even. I just assumed that the movie Battleship would just happen to be about ocean warfare, not that they’d literally re-create the game onscreen.
At first it’s just Armageddon in the water, yawn. And then (SPOILER) a big alien space battleship rises out of the water where it looks down on the neatly arranged warships and shoots exploding pegs into them. WHAT.