In December, you can reliably count on a whole bunch of fan-edited movie retrospectives that collect the year’s films into one long trailer. YouTuber AMONymous (Amon Warmann) is getting a head start this year by putting together a fun mega trailer for all of this summer’s big blockbuster films.
The list of movies included in the mash-up are the ones that you’ll be hearing a lot of in the next couple of months. There’s the big Marvel releases (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, and Spider-Man: Homecoming), sequels (War of the Planet of the Apes, and Alien: Covenant), and even some non-franchise offerings (Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, Atomic Blonde, and Dunkirk). Together, they come together in a high-energy mash-up of action, explosions, close-ups, and it perfectly captures the manic energy of the summer blockbuster season.
Most of the time, these sort of mash-ups just don’t work: they’re just a bunch of clips edited together with a handful of songs to convey the feel of any given scene. They feel awkward to watch. Warmann’s mash-up, however, is expertly exited together: the action from the various movies flow together nicely, set to “Feel Invincible” by Christian rock band Skillet. What makes the video really great is that the clips line up with the song’s lyrics: what you’re seeing on-screen is what you’re hearing in the song, which is no easy feat.