Explosive ‘Mad Max’ and ‘Star Wars’ mashup kicks up a lot of dust

An explosive tale of betrayal, gasoline, and lightsabers.

 

Mike Wehner

Internet Culture

Published Jul 18, 2015   Updated May 28, 2021, 8:11 am CDT

Mad Max: Fury Road is one of the surprise hits of the summer, drawing praise from far and wide, and Star Wars: The Force Awakens promises to be a huge theater draw when it releases this coming winter. 

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So of course someone had the brilliant idea to mash the two blockbusters together into one over-the-top, dusty, explosive spectacle of its own.

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Titled Road Wars: The Imperator Strikes Back, the trailer mashup is the work of seasoned film fiddler Krishna Shenoi, best known for his hilarious Gravity bonus scenes

It’s somewhat shocking how well the two franchises work together, and it certainly helps that both movies feature lots of sand, but Shenoi’s ability to splice effects, characters, and vehicles from one trailer into the other is really what makes this mashup one for the ages. 

Screengrab via Krishna Shenoi/YouTube

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*First Published: Jul 18, 2015, 1:46 pm CDT