Monday, June 09, 2008

Black Hole Son


Everyone knows that you can't judge a film by its trailer these days. The smart pop culture whizzes who put together the coming attractions can make any film -- no matter the quality or genre -- look appealing to whichever audience they're aiming for with a couple of nice edits and a little good music.

Case in point, the damn entertaining amateur trailers that have made the rounds lately which feature scenes from classic movies, re-cut so that Jaws and The Shining are made to look like comedies or The Notebook is turned into a slasher movie.

Or this: A fan-made trailer from Disney's 1979 big-screen joke, The Black Hole, re-edited so that the movie actually looks like it might be decent.

10 comments:

Stephen said...

Maximillian still gives me nightmares.

Al said...

Stephen, you stole my thunder. I went to Disney / MGM Studios in college and was in line for that awful 'I Shrunk The Audience' show. Chatting with friends and just killing time I turn around and spot the Maximillian model and scream like a little girl. I HATED that thing.

VOTAR said...

I dunno, I sorta liked that movie at the time. It had a great musical score too. Stoking the fire of the 13 year old post-Star Wars nerdling I had become by that point.

Ally said...

This is totally off-topic, but I didn't know where else to put it.

I've been reading your posts since the birth of deus, and enjoyable they are indeed. Which makes no sense coming from a southern conservative religious soccer (actually, it's hockey - hell yeah) mom like me. I'm getting a ton of grief for linking to you from my own little corner of the web, but it's so worth it.

I've got a few words for ya: You've come a long way, baby. And I think you will make a substantial income from writing, if you haven't already.

Carry on - (the recovery in the recliner continues)

Deacon Blue said...

Sadly, I enjoyed the movie a little when I saw it, but I was a kid, so cut me some slack. Frankly, though, I enjoyed the action figures more than the flick in the end.

Jim said...

Try, http://fanedit.org/

They re-edit entire movies and make them available with packaging and everything.

Darek said...

There isn’t a trailer that can’t be made better with a generous application of Muse.

Amii said...

there's one floating around that has Mary Poppins as a horror film. Track it down; you won't be sorry. Damn thing nearly scared me half to death. I don't think I'll ever see Mary Poppins in the same way again.

Anonymous said...

This movie looks awesome! When is it out?

honest ape said...

Sue me, but I still like the original. But this was still an awesome video.