Thank you Internet, for once again delivering something new and distracting for us. Watch this YouTube video of a nine screen split of Star Wars episodes I – IX. It’s crazy!
UPDATE: Well, you actually can’t watch this now. Disney managed to find it overnight and yanked it, stating copyright concerns. Which is their right: Star Wars is their intellectual property and, as Boba Fett once said, “It’s worth a lot to [them].” They want to make money off their movies. But the idea is still a unique one.
What other franchises could benefit from this kind of treatment? James Bond? No, that would be overkill to the max. I think a nine-screen split is as much as anyone can realistically handle. It seems six or nine films would be most suitable for this kind of wacky/messy/exuberant rewatch. (BTW, all links go to our reviews.)_
For sure the Lord of the Rings, although the three Hobbit movies would quickly show their inferiority, viewed this way. Although, that’s also where the Classic Star Wars vs the Prequels comes up short. Still, LotR would be a fun 6-movie mashup and should still take as long as the nine ‘main saga’ films of Star Wars. So it’s got that going for it.
Jaws might work. How many Jaws films do we have now? And there are lots of horror series to benefit from split screen goodness. (Chucky? Saw? Halloween? Unlike RunPee Sis, I’m not up on the horror shared universe thing.)
Playing with ideas for the Marvel Cinematic Universe as a split screen experience:
- This one is a given for split screen treatment — the MCU. Start with the three Iron Man, three Thor, and three Captain America films.
- Followed by the four Avengers ensembles, adding in Civil War, Thor: Ragnarok, Guardians of the Galaxy 1&2, and Black Panther, since those show large character groups moving into place for Infinity War & Endgame.
- A series of the Marvel stand-alones and movie duos would work too, including Dr. Strange, Spider-Man 1&2, Hulk, Ant Man 1 &2, Captain Marvel — and in November (we hope), Black Widow. Add in whatever else you prefer to fill the tally to nine films.
Anyone want to make these split screen extravaganzas and share your You Tube link for our RunPee shout out?
Which movie series would you choose to watch all at once? And why would you want to? No, really, we want to know your thoughts — will there be patterns in the static? 😉 (Ten points to your House if you get that reference.)
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