So, here’s a an amusing idea. What would happen if Gandalf brought gangstas to middle earth? It’s an idea that we’ve all thought of (or at least I have), but only one that youtube sensation PistolShrimps has brought to life. They digital imposed their OG selves into key scenes of LOTR and let the ‘Street’ shenanigans commence.
To tell the truth, the idea here was better than the execution.
Seriously, gangstas don’t use MP5K’s and M9s…Fake and Inaccurate. Also, you’d think that Gandalf would have enough summoning power to conjure up some real black people, rather than white, wannabe OG’s. And, why gangstas? One does not simply walk into Mordor with a glock held sideways. There is like 10 Orcs to every man. Black or white, accuracy is kinda important. Regardless, I guess this just means the ‘G’ in Gandalf confirms what we always knew. It stands for Gangsta.
Sometimes, something on the Internet comes along that just makes you so unbelievably entertained, that you cannot help but share it with the world.
‘LOST’, which ended its six year run just a few weeks ago, planted itself firmly into the science fiction realm with its discussions of time-travel and parallel universes. Therefore, it is only natural that someone would combine Lost with Star Wars, arguably one of the greatest examples of sci-fi storytelling.
But, the unique thing is, this mash-up is actually pretty good!
In the style of mash-ups, the creator took the climactic battle from one, the fight between Jack and ‘Locke’ in the series finale, and digitally altered it into a battle that makes the Star Wars prequels jealous. There are lightsabers flying about, force lightning, TIE fighters, and even the Death Star and Slave 1 makes appearances.
It is by no means perfect: the crawl at the beginning makes no sense, and the very end is silly, but the good far outweighs the bad. And you have to give the guy credit, as it is certainly one of the best mash-ups I’ve seen.
Also, keep your eye out for the line Kate says, as it is the funniest part in the entire video.