Monday, December 22, 2008

Thudercats: The Movie - a terrific fake trailer mash up that qualifies as satirical art

This fake trailer for Thundercats: The Movie is one of the better, more technically accomplished fake trailers I've seen in awhile. The editing and special effects are terrific and, unlike most mash ups, this actually has the rhythm and flow of a real preview. Starring, among others, Brad Pitt, Vin Diesel, Hugh Jackman, and Alexa Vega, this is a very on-point deconstruction of summer tent-pole trailers. It also scores as a biting take on the whole 'same-shit, different costumes' feel of many fantasy films and/or live-action updates of comics and cartoons (cough-Wolverine-cough). Whether they intended to or not, the gang at Wormy T have made a true piece of satirical art.

Scott Mendelson

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