Titles like Puyo Puyo Tetris and Street Fighter X Tekken prove that bringing two successful franchises together can yield a match made in heaven. But every now and then two brazenly different intellectual properties form an unholy union that manages to get things right.
Full disclosure: I’ve had a fair amount of cold medication today. But this mashup a) works far better than it has any right to; and b) Donkey as Loki may have actually caused me to get sicker when the shock destroyed my immune system.
If the internet has one positive attribute, it’s that it connects people: coworkers building the future together; families living on opposite sides of the world; future lovers flirting over instantaneous chat programs; and, late last week, Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor and me.
Harmonix is best known for video games like Guitar Hero, Rock Band, and cluttering up your living room with fake plastic instruments. Its next music game, however, trades guitars and drum sets for collectible cards that has aspiring DJs competing to remix songs—like playing Yu-Gi-Oh in the club.
But, it turns out, you really did want it. In Beauty and Lord Voldemort, Pistolshrimps seamlessly edits Harry Potter footage into the live-action Beauty and the Beast trailer. You will never look at Voldemort’s smile the same way.
In this brilliant mashup of classical music, Grant Woolard manages to turn 52 masterpieces from 31 famous composers into a single track that anyone, even those who claim to hate classical music, will end up playing on repeat for days to come.
Crossovers are a mainstay of pop culture, but they rarely address the deepest questions posed by their fictional universes. “What if Guy Fieri was Han Solo?” you might ask. “What if the Joker had a beard?” Thanks to a criminally deranged Skype bot named Murphy, you needn’t wonder any longer.
Zack Snyder has never made it a secret that he’s a Star Wars fan. During production on Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, he and Star Wars director J.J. Abrams would exchange fun photos on social media, mashing up the DC and Star Wars universes. But Snyder just took it to another level.
There’s rumors Daft Punk will go on tour again, but will we ever see a new album from the duo? It’s uncertain. The passing of Adam Yauch in 2012 also marked the end of the Beastie Boys, but thanks to an artist named Coins, a new album featuring Daft Punk and Beastie Boy mashups has lots for fans of either group to…
The choice to use Johnny Cash’s cover of “Hurt” for the Logan trailer certainly sent a message. This is going to be a very different superhero movie than what we’re used to. But what happens if you take that song, and the mournful mood it generates, and stretch it back into the previous films?
Last weekend at New York Comic Con we got our first proper look at the Power Rangers movie—and it was kinda boring. It was overtly serious, and nothing like what you’d expect from a bright and action-packed series like Power Rangers. Sadly, cutting the trailer to footage from the original show does little to help.
It is a crying shame that we probably won’t see another entry in the Marvel vs. Capcom fighting game series for quite some time. But while we dream of that, at least this clever edit of footage from Captain America: Civil War can let us ponder what might have been.
Seemingly every Fast & Furious movie builds up to one moment: Vin Diesel fighting the big bad guy. Usually, that big bad guy is also, well, big—someone like the Rock or Jason Statham. And as cool as that moment usually is, a new video proves one word can make it so much better: lightsabers.
Remember when the Internet was aghast at the first Star Trek Beyond trailer, soundtracked with the Beastie Boys hit “Sabotage”? It might not have fit well with many people’s idea of boldly going (and thankfully the film was much more traditionally Trekky than that trailer), but it turns out it really works for Star…
When you think of mash-ups, I bet Chris Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy and Edgar Wright’s kinetic take on Scott Pilgrim vs. The World are not what you’d think of as easy bedfellows. And yet, as this brilliant trailer proves, they’re pretty bloody great together.
As someone living in a country where Pokémon Go has yet to come out, it’s been certainly something to be an outsider looking in upon the sheer Pokémania that has gripped the U.S. this weekend—a touch disconcerting even, which this brilliant mash-up between the app and Black Mirror highlights to hilarious effect.
In the far flung future of a decade or so from now, where Marvel throws a money avalanche at Fox to get access to the cinematic rights for their Mutant superheroes, we’ll probably get a pretty fun Avengers and X-Men crossover. For now, though. we’ll have to make do with this delightful fan-made mash-up.
Nintendo may not ever be on the leading edge of gaming, but it writes some bangers. Even the Wii shop song—which is essentially the home console version of hold music—is fertile ground for mashups. Soundcloud’s obsession with the Wii Shop jam also intersected with many of its other memes (“Bonfire,” Smash Mouth/Shrek, …
That first big trailer for The Force Awakens was great, and we’ve established that anytime you cut another movie in the same style, the end result is just as great. So what happens when you recut Harry Potter with it? Perfection.