When one day ends and another begins, we get a new start. A new chance at life. And with that new beginning, we also get another Star Wars: The Force Awakens mash-up trailer/. I previously wrote about a Sweded version, a mash-up with the Original Trilogy, a Disney Universe mash-up, and a supercut of all of the trailers edited together.
But today, today brings us one of the most obvious mash-ups that I'm surprised it hasn't been done sooner. Zenlike productions (the YouTube channel responsible for a lot of trailer mash-ups) edited together Star Trek and The Force Awakens in such a way that it looks like -- if this were a real movie -- the narrative would surround the battle between the two franchises.
Honestly, I was pleasantly surprised by the mash-up. The last one I watched, which was Jurassic Park and Guardians of the Galaxy was pretty disappointing. And I'm not trying to say that I could have done a better job but it just looked like they tacked these two things together and hoped for the best.
But all of that changed with Trek Wars. I was expecting it to be another, well, half-assed mash-up but I was wrong. Even though you don't hear any of the Trek characters speak, I think it's more interesting that they used footage from both trailers instead of just one. Which was probably pretty easy since both films were directed by J.J. Abrams.
The way they were edited was pretty awesome. I was astounded at the way Zenlike Productions merged two scenes from entirely different movies together to make a cohesive narrative. For example, that scene with both the Enterprise and the Millennium Falcon in hyperspace nearly blew my hat off of my head (if that was a thing that could happen, it probably isn't but that's the way I felt).
It made me wish that this was an actual movie but at the same time, I'm glad it isn't. Only because of the backlash the film would probably get. If one side won over the other, there are bound to be a bunch of people upset. And listening to arguments about Star Trek and Star Wars is one of my least favorite activities. Can't we all just enjoy both? Is that too hard to ask? Is it a crime now?
Anyway, let me know what you think of the trailer and are there any movies you wish existed? And Star Wars is infinitely better than Star Trek, right? (That last one was a joke, come on guys. Pay attention.)