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Things We Saw Today: This YouTube Trailer Mashes Up John Wick and The Matrix for a Nostalgic Good Time

Revisit the 80s with this fun parody trailer time warp.

A good parody trailer is truly a thing of beauty. But few of them are so well thought out and detailed as this Trailer Time Warp, “John Wick Chapter 6: Contingency”. Youtuber Journey’s End recreates an 80s style Cannon Films trailer in the mold of Death Wish, Lifeforce, and Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo.

The trailer imagines a sixth John Wick film, where everyone’s favorite assassin finds himself in the post-apocalyptic wasteland of The Matrix. The trailer is lovingly detailed to look like a low budget masterpiece, from the synth-heavy score to a grizzled voice-over to de-colored, skipping image.

Given how increasingly outlandish the world of John Wick is, it’s hardly a stretch to imagine a future-set film in the franchise where Keanu Reeves is unfrozen to battle the machines. The trailer capitalizes on the films’ combination of Laurence Fishburne and Reeves, as well as both movies’ usage of the phrase “we’re going to need guns, lots of guns.”

The newly rebooted Wick has to contend not only with his painful puppy-filled memories, but will also undergo the upgrades and enhancements that made Neo such a formidable fighter. Is it weird that I want to watch this movie? Because I would totally watch this movie.

(via AVClub, image: YouTube)

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