Amusing Viral Video

Star Wars vs The Town

Star Wars and Ben Affleck’s new crime drama The Town might not seem the obvious material for a trailer mashup but this is brilliantly done.

[Via Buzzfeed]

> The Town at the IMDb
> Star Wars at Wikipedia

Amusing Viral Video

Star Wars Prequels vs Bohemian Rhapsody

This mashup of the Star Wars prequels and Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody is arguably more entertaining than the films themselves.

Titled ‘Midichlorian Rhapsody’ someone clearly spent a long time getting the lyrics to match with scenes from the trilogy.

[via Buzzfeed]

> Star Wars prequels at Wikipedia
> Bohemian Rhapsody

Amusing Technology

Steve Jobs introduces the Death Star

If Steve Jobs introduced the Death Star, then it really would sound like this video mash up.

The George Lucas connection here is that Jobs bought the computer animation division of Lucasfilm’s Industrial Light and Magic in 1986, renamed the new company Pixar and the rest is history.

[Link via Adam Buxton]

Amusing Posters

The Bounty Hunter meets Star Wars

Forget Gerard Butler – Boba Fett is the real Bounty Hunter.


Amusing Random Viral Video

The Crying Wife


I’m not sure if these videos of a man filming his wife crying at films are real, fake or part of some kind of internet spoof.

The deal is that the husband claims his wife:

‘cries after almost every movie we see with a happy or sad ending’.

It started when they watched all 6 episodes of Star Wars (one per day) and she started to lose it.

He then filmed it and uploaded it to YouTube (I hope with her permission).

He then filmed her after watching The Lord of the Rings, Back to the Future, AI and Marley and Me (she really loses after this one).

I should add a dash of scepticism by saying that the husband claims to work for a company that “handles ninja affairs” but he’s probably joking of course.

Spoof or not, it does highlight that one of the primary reasons people watch films is for an emotional release.

Although one frequent complaint by mainstream audiences is that something is ‘too depressing’, some of the most successful films of all time like Love Story (1970), E.T. (1982) and Titanic (1997) were openly sad at their core.

One of the ideas Ancient Greeks had about drama was for it to provide catharsis and purge us of our negative emotions within a social situation.

Tragedies and their modern movie antecedents are a form of art based on human suffering, that paradoxically offers the audience pleasure.

Despite all the joking around in these videos, they actually hit upon this truth.

What films should this guy show his wife next? I’d go for Up, Stand By Me or The Shawshank Redemption.