Video editing at home is a relatively easy thing in this day and age. That said, the excess of "Inception" trailer mash-ups we've seen, especially as the buzz has picked up steam, is unusual. Not that I'm complaining. The more there are, the better the chance of seeing something great rise to the top.
And something has. A few somethings. Enough that I felt compelled to run through our favorites. Unsurprisingly, the animated movies lend themselves best to the mash-ups. A few live-action attempts made the list as well though. Click through and you'll see. Then share some of your own favorites with us in the comments after the jump.
TOY STORY 3
We'll start with the least of them. There are some good moments matched -- check out Barbie's reaction to the "it's not exactly legal" line --but the visuals in "Toy Story 3" don't match up very well with "Inception" for whatever reason. Another Pixar mash-up made this list and it works much better. This "Toy Story 3" one is among the most viewed though.
THE SIMPSONS MOVIE
This one is my personal favorite, being a bit of a "Simpsons" lunatic. Also, it really works. There's not perfect continuity with the characters and voices, but the scenes really sync up to the ideas presented in the "Inception" trailer's audio. YouTube user Soylent Brak1... I approve of your message.
THE DARK KNIGHT
This trailer mashes "Inception" up with "The Dark Knight," Christopher Nolan's Oscar-winning 2008 summer film. The imagery doesn't necessarily summon up the dreamscapes pictured in the original trailer, but big bonus points here for for pairing up two Nolan movies and for syncing Michael Caine's dialogue from "Inception" with a clip of Caine from "The Dark Knight." Love it.
This mash-up works on every level. The dialogue syncs, the visuals pair up, the epic scope... everything. I'm still partial to "The Simpsons" one as a fan of the show, but I dare you to watch this and not love what the artist did.
BILL & TED'S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE
Ladies and gentlemen, we have a winner. The artist here cleverly borrowed some snippets of dialogue from "Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure" and inserted them into the mix. No more words, just watch.