If I were being held at gunpoint right now — and let’s make it a laser gun, just to make it more exciting — and someone asked me to justify there being a mash-up trailer between Man of Steel and Back to the Future, I would appear speechless at first, but right at the last second I would blurt out, “There is a secret society of people whose sole purpose is to inject Back to the Future into every single film trailer, so that people in the future will assume it is some kind of cinematic bible that the citizens of our time followed and worshiped ” And they will ask me the name of this secret group, and I will tell them it is the Church of Robert Zemeckis of Latter-Day Flux Capacitors. And YouTube user TheSynchroCosm is a member.
Relevance notwithstanding, this is a well-made trailer, full of professional-looking fades and edits that completely marries the visuals from Marty McFly’s adventures to the dialogue voiceover from the Man of Steel trailer, often coming close to matching up visuals or thematic elements. Thankfully, Man of Steel‘s multiple fade-to-black shots were left out and replaced with more DeLorean and Doc Brown. The best part of this thing is the post-promotional use of “Last Summer.” Genius.
TheSyncroCosm’s latest past-meets-present mash-up, for those of you who are interested, mixes Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey with Kanye West’s single “Stronger,” which sounds like the most awful thing imaginable, but isn’t. Well, it is, but it isn’t. I have a feeling that the combined hubris of West and Kubrick could fill the Discovery One.