If your timeline is anything like ours, it's completely infested with memes about Netflix's Bird Box. The Sandra Bullock-powered thriller has already been watched by over 45 million accounts. It's no wonder that the movie (which has received very mixed reviews) is receiving the royal meme treatment on Twitter and beyond.
But Bird Box isn't the only acclaimed film that took audiences by storm, along with the obligatory memes. Shrek and its 3 sequels (with one incoming) were the epitome of growing up in the 90s / early 2000s. Whether you were 5 or 50, Shrek was a delight and had humor made for everyone. Some might say its a bit ogre-rated, but I would say it deserves the acclaim. Keep cackling with some of these hilarious Shrek memes, or see how Shrek has really been integrated into everything, literally everything.
There's no doubt that The Matrix is one of the best films ever made. Released in 1999, visual effects of such high quality were virtually unseen before. But would The Matrix be as good if it's visual effects weren't as good? After watching Studio 188's low cost version of The Matrix, we can say, YES. This low budget version of the classic is as good (or better?) than the original, purely because of the creativity that went into recreating The Matrix on a low, low budget. And it will have you crying with laughter. This will make your week.
Ah, Titanic. A classic, romantic and heart-breaking movie that will go down in history as one of the most unforgettable films. But what if it was made with a very, very low budget? That's exactly what the guys over at Studio 188 wondered too. So they made it: a low cost version of Titanic. And it is (sorry James Cameron) way, way better than the original. Mostly because it had us crying tears of laughter for the whole 2:48 of the video. This will be the funniest thing you see all month. Guaranteed.
Move over minions and middle-aged moms on Facebook - the internet has a new favorite Despicable Me meme. This presentation from Gru has proved to be an incredibly versatile meme format, lending itself to topics from World War II to Star Wars. Here are some of our favorite examples of the viral exploitable.
I would make a joke about Shrek, but they are too ogre-used.
Get ready to LOL. These will have you playing the soundtrack all day, plus probably going to see a marathon of all the movies! Shrek is a timeless classic that will have generations of children and adults alike howling for decades to come. Just like ogres, donkeys, evil lords, and everyday people have lots of layers to them.
Still trying to change your lot in life? Was Smashmouth your jam back in the 90s? These hilarious Shrek memes will have your brain smart as a whip, but your head dumb as a rock. Or check out a version of Shrek that have velociraptors everywhere crying foul: Jesus Shrek.
The latest Marvel meme to hit our screens is ripped from Spider-Man: Far From Home and features the handsome mug of Jake Gyllenhaal's Mysterio. The character appears wide-eyed and is uttering the line "Now this is an Avengers level threat." As one can imagine, the meme is used to describe situations that are the opposite of dire, like, say, the existence of sand in the mind of Anakin Skywalker. Or an "armed" man with no legs and no hands. The meme is simple, but it's still inspiring some light chuckles.
Tip of the day: Tip!
It’s not easy working for tips. It takes time, patience, and sometimes your own money. Some of you may think,
hey, get a better a job," but we should all at least be under the assumption that if you are doing a service, compensation is a required. Unless, we're looking at different form of economics, like one where we exchange Pez for goods and services.
Well, someone needed to tell Hollywood director Brett Ratner, who is worth $65 million. Ratner, who directed several monster hits, including the Rush Hour movies, Red Dragon, Tower Heist, and X-Men: The Last Stand, bought an iPhone for $950 through a delivery app. But when it was delivered, he forgot to tip his delivery man.
Unbenownst to him, the delivery driver was a Los Angeles comedian named Ben Avery, who expected a tip. When Ratner failed to give him one to compensate for his time, energy, and gas, he decided to “tweet at him once a day asking for $5."
Avery told The Daily Dot, he figured “[Ratner] would probably block me or whatever. Two weeks go by of me tweeting at him until he finally responds.”
Check out the exchange from The Daily Dot and remember to always tip!
They all float down here. Well, maybe not all of them float.
People don’t really like remakes — despite the fact that Hollywood keeps making them because people keep seeing them. But one thing audience’s really don’t like is a remake of a movie from their childhood (see: Ghostbusters).
The duel VHS tapes of It, the four-hour long made-for-TV miniseries based on Stephen King’s bestseller, was as much a staple of sleepovers as Totino’s pizza rolls. However, now that we’re staring down the barrel of a 2017 remake, people are starting to worry.
Entertainment Weekly released a good look of the new Pennywise, the clown made famous by Tim Curry, who basically made It the classic it is, and people aren’t exactly feeling it. Airing their grievances on Twitter, fans expressed more laughter than terror towards the demonic clown. Here are some of the best reactions.
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While Disney has been happily jumping into their Scrooge McDonald-esque swimming pool of gold after the release of Rogue One, the rest of us are still watching Star Wars the old fashioned way. Apparently, the Mouse House has a 4K transfer of the Star Wars: Episode IV — A New Hope locked in the Disney Vault. But one man has seen it: Rogue One director Gareth Edwards. Help us, Obi Wan Kenobi, you’re our only hope.
Talking to Little White Lies, Edwards discussed his first day of work on Rogue One, and it’s definitely much better than sitting down with HR and learning the dress code. He got to watch A New Hope in pristine 4K. He says:
On day one, we were in Lucasfilm in San Francisco with Industrial Light and Magic and John [Knoll], our supervisor, he said that they’ve got a brand new 4K restoration print of A New Hope — it had literally just been finished. He suggested we sit and watch it. Obviously, I was up for that. Me, the writer, lots of the story people and John all sat down, we all had our little notepads, we were all ready for this. I’ll add that I’ve seen A New Hope hundreds of times. So I was sat there, ready to take notes and really delve under the surface of the film. You have the Fox fanfare, then scrolling text with ‘A long time ago…’, and then the main music begins. Next thing we knew it had ended, and we looked around to one another and just thought — sh*t, we didn’t take any notes. You can’t watch it without getting carried away. It’s really hard to get into an analytical filmmaker headspace with this film. It just turns you into a child.
This dude is just trying to make us feel bad.
Edwards doesn’t say whether this is the original cut or that one with that awful CGI Jabba the Hutt, nor did he mention whether this would ever see the light of day, but he did make our little Star Wars-obsessed lives green with envy.