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July 16, 2010 1:17 PM   Subscribe

God of War: The Movie This year's indie blockbuster. [SLYT]
posted by zabuni (23 comments total) 17 users marked this as a favorite

 
God of Facepalm: the fall's indie blockbuster.
posted by GuyZero at 1:21 PM on July 16, 2010


God Of War: The Porno Movie (NSFW)
posted by The Card Cheat at 1:29 PM on July 16, 2010


Holy crap did they get the overwrought-internal-monologue feel of an indie trailer just dead on. This was great.

Oh, and I'm almost entirely sure those are badminton rackets.
posted by griphus at 1:34 PM on July 16, 2010 [1 favorite]


Definitely badminton racquets.
posted by sharpener at 1:37 PM on July 16, 2010


Yeah, this is pretty well done. It feels more like an actual trailer than most fake trailers, that end up being 2 minute long short films or summaries; which isn't what a trailer is.

griphus: that was actually addressed in the Reddit thread about this: 'We talked about that while filming that scene. I think our words were something like, "Let's keep the line as tennis racquets. It will give the internet something to bicker about."'
posted by skynxnex at 1:37 PM on July 16, 2010 [3 favorites]


WELCOME
THRILLHO
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 1:42 PM on July 16, 2010


'We talked about that while filming that scene. I think our words were something like, "Let's keep the line as tennis racquets. It will give the internet something to bicker about."'

It's like they're looking into our soul.
posted by Astro Zombie at 1:46 PM on July 16, 2010 [15 favorites]


Very nicely done! I noticed the Rushmore (beginning) and Garden State (pool scene) trailer references -- a lot of things looked familiar but I'm not sure where they were from, or if they were just from every indie movie ever.
posted by Solon and Thanks at 1:49 PM on July 16, 2010


griphus: "Oh, and I'm almost entirely sure those are badminton rackets."

He just hasn't upgraded them yet.
posted by boo_radley at 1:55 PM on July 16, 2010 [10 favorites]


Where all da huge monsters at?
posted by pyrex at 2:14 PM on July 16, 2010


Or, maybe in an indie context: huge, socially awkward dogs.
posted by pyrex at 2:15 PM on July 16, 2010


I'm pretty much genetically engineered to love these kinds of twee-quirky indie films, and I have to really applaud the trailer-makers for getting the tone perfect. I would totally see this movie.
posted by Tomorrowful at 2:23 PM on July 16, 2010 [4 favorites]


The song is the one used in Away We Go, right? Away We Go was about 80 times better than all the other earnest indie movies in the past five years put together. But after seeing this trailer I think God of War: The Movie might be even betterer.
posted by Mizu at 3:03 PM on July 16, 2010 [1 favorite]


Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

that video makes me happy. (watch Dave checking out Nora Kirkpatrick (with accordion)).
posted by mrgrimm at 3:04 PM on July 16, 2010 [2 favorites]


Also, pretty cool RAC remix on The Burning Ear today.
posted by mrgrimm at 3:09 PM on July 16, 2010


boo_radley, marry me.
posted by shmegegge at 3:12 PM on July 16, 2010


shmegegge, you've made me the happiest nerd on metafilter.
* sobs happily *
posted by boo_radley at 3:18 PM on July 16, 2010


The title-card at the end is perfect.
posted by Hogshead at 3:49 PM on July 16, 2010 [2 favorites]


Wow, that is so spot on perfect they pretty much have to make the whole movie now.
posted by Tiresias at 6:47 PM on July 16, 2010 [1 favorite]


That was wonderful.
posted by EatTheWeak at 7:54 PM on July 16, 2010


Sort of like when Wes Anderson did Spiderman.
posted by windbox at 9:35 PM on July 16, 2010 [3 favorites]


This is the first fake trailer that has genuinely made me want to watch the nonexistent film. The swimming pool scene, pure genius.
posted by mek at 2:34 AM on July 17, 2010


Coming to this late, but didn't Athena take a vow of chastity that she took very seriously? This would have been more interesting and truer to both indie films and the mythology if this was a film of unrequited love. [/nerd]
posted by pxe2000 at 5:36 PM on July 17, 2010


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