The Revenge of the Movie Trailer Remix: Kubrick's '2001' as a Summer Hit and More

A resurgence in genre-bending movie mashups might be driven by audiences slogging through Hollywood's summer lineup. 

Genre-bending mashups of movie trailers certainly aren't new but they seem to be enjoying a resurgence, perhaps thanks to frustrated audiences slogging through Hollywood's summer lineup. The more predictable the movie, the funnier it is to see it recast in a totally different light. Here are some gems that have gone viral on YouTube recently:

2001: A Space Odyssey recut as a summer blockbuster 

Taken Nemo, Finding Nemo with the audio of Taken 

The Lion King Rises, The Lion King with the audio of The Dark Knight Rises

Mrs. Doubtfire recut as a horror movie (here are two more)

Giving credit where credit is due, Know Your Meme traces movie trailer mashups back to this 2005 remix of The Shining as a romantic comedy, which is now a classic of the genre:

For more movie trailer mashups, head to http://www.thetrailermash.com/.

Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg is the executive producer for video at The AtlanticMore

Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg joined The Atlantic in 2011 to launch its video channel and, in 2013, create its in-house video production department. She leads the development and production of original documentaries, interviews, and other video content for The Atlantic. Previously, she worked as a producer at Al Gore’s Current TV and as a content strategist and documentary producer in San Francisco. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University.

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