Right about now, movie related things in the news will only be about two things: upcoming releases this year, and the Oscar nominations (not that there’s anything wrong with that second one). But what about all the other movies that came out last year? The ones that weren’t given an Oscar nod, not even for soundtrack, or that were totally awesome but flopped at the box office, or even the ones that were just Sylvester Stallone flexing at you for 90 minutes and daring you to take him seriously.
After all, making a movie is an intense, expensive process, and even the crappiest films can have a shot that looks awesome in a trailer. Now, if you were to take all those said shots, as well as bits from the movies that were good, and the ones no one saw, and everything else, and combined them into some sort of awesome mega-trailer…
Well, that’s why God invented YouTube.
The site has, to use the SI unit, a metric buttload of videos devoted to the movies of the past year (and years before), and because we love you so, we’ve collected the finest below. For best results, watch in full screen. Yes, all of them.
For bonus points, count how many quotes you can spot in multiple videos. For ultrasuper bonus points, count the number of shots that are repeated.
2010: The Cinescape
And you want to know something really depressing? Check the video description for that last one. keesvidijkhuizen isn’t even out of high school yet. And he’s been making these things for years now.
Just for kicks, here’s my favorite, Cinema 2009, also by kees. I like it because once I’m older and my mind has begun to deteriorate, I can watch this video and delude myself into thinking that only one movie came out in 2009, but it was the longest, most expensive, and most awesome movie ever.
The moral of the story? Everything looks amazing when it’s devoid of context.