This ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ and ‘Star Wars’ Mashup Trailer Is Way Better Than It Should Be
Ah, mashup trailers — I have seen the greatest minds of my generation reduced to giggling lunatics at the mere sight of a pop culture mashup. The thing is, not many of them are actually good. T-shirts? Typically silly. Trailers? Eh. But every once in a while, a good one comes along, like this Mad Max: Fury Road and Star Wars mashup, which is way better than it has any right to be.
The trailer (via Tastefully Offensive) is titled Road Wars, and although that title is obvious, the mashup surprisingly doesn’t hit you over the head with its combination of the two films. Fury Road and The Force Awakens are basically the films of the year — sure, Jurassic World is the current box office champ, but Fury Road blew minds when it hit theaters, and Star Wars will likely do the same this Christmas.
Combining two wildly popular things is pretty easy, but doing so in a way that makes sense narratively is hard, and this trailer does so fairly well. There are a few moments that are a bit too glaring, but the overall effect is neat. Like, of course Tusken Raiders would fit right in with the desert world of Fury Road. Darth Vader? Not so much. But we can forgive it for that.
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