Last year’s release of the trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens was a mini-premiere all of its own, with fan reactions hitting a rate of 17,000 tweets per minute and people getting very emotional indeed.
But what happens if you take another beloved movie and re-edit a trailer to match each scene?
First megafan Michael Furth tried it, with his recut of 1987’s cult classic He-Man movie Masters of the Universe in the same trailer style.
And then there was The TARDIS Awakens, made by Doctor Who fan Dom:
Oh, Rose. Rose! Turns out, that soundtrack, combined with a few mysterious scenes and the broad hint of an overarching story of good vs evil, is all it takes to bring out all the feels.
But what if we take another beloved series of movies with its own universe to rival that of Star Wars? That’s right, the latest movie to get the Force Awakens treatment is Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. U.K. filmmaker Jonny Holloway has combined footage from one of Harry’s darkest adventures with the moody score of John Williams‘ classic Force Theme to hit us right in the feels:
And it works. Darth Vader is replaced by Voldemort; Jakku becomes the Houses of Parliament, spacecraft become broomsticks, and that music—oh!
Someone, please—pass us the tissues.Read More