Pop Culture Mash-Up

Lord of the Rings meets The A-Team is the subject of my mash-up. This makes me laugh everytime I watch it. I like it for a lot of reasons: it combines two wildly different subjects, it combines old and new, Gimli in Mr. T’s role makes me laugh, I could go on and on. This mash-up’s use of movie clips with a different audio track seems to be the most used mash-up formula out there.

What I don’t like about this is when it starts editorializing. The A-Team had four characters, all of which are shown in the video. Adding Gandalf and Frodo lessens the mash-up because the video is no longer doing the work, the creators are voicing their opinions. Instead of showing those extra characters, the creators should have spliced in different scenes from the movies or ended the theme song.


1 Comment

  1. exploringinteractivecommunication said,

    September 17, 2007 at 9:36 pm

    My best friend is addicted to this mash-up. I can’t ever stop watching it since she got me addicted to it also. Nice choice of a mash-up!

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