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Some madman mashed up ‘Mad Max’ and ‘Mac and Me’
Combining two films with nothing in common except a vaguely similar aesthetic equals greatness.
If you’re a connoisseur of bad movies, then you probably still haven’t made it through Mac and Me, an unwatchable E.T. ripoff that swept the Razzies in 1988 and features such highlights as a wholly inexplicable dance number filmed at McDonald’s, where its resident alien tap dances while wearing a tacky Ewok-like costume.
But as Vimeo creator Brian Mann proves, even the worst and most unlikely film can be made new again with a sterling mashup. Mann has taken the first trailer from the new Mad Max movie and woven the plots of the two films together so that a terrible kooky kid’s film is suddenly the harrowing struggle of one alien’s race to survive in a desolate wasteland.
With occasional trips to McDonald’s, of course.
This version makes it abundantly clear that the only thing Mad Max: Fury Road was missing was a backup dance group to go with that flaming guitar.
Aja Romano is a geek culture reporter and fandom expert. Their reporting at the Daily Dot covered everything from Harry Potter and anime to Tumblr and Gamergate. Romano joined Vox as a staff reporter in 2016.