Vine is to YouTube what flash fiction is to the short story, and the increasingly popular little video app is gaining a lotta traction in the movie biz right about now because, well, there's a ton of hilarity potential.
Sure, one could make a series of hoity-toity Tribeca Film Festival-worthy six-second shorts with the program, too (yawn), but who wouldn't rather see things like rap song/ Disney movie mashups and random celebrity impersonation samples and brief homemade movie reboots?
What makes Vine a legit thing right now is that it's giving people the giggles with the zen-iest bare bones of visuals, and like McD's we're totally lovin' it.
So we won't even pretend that the process of ferreting out the nine most LOL-able flick-centric Vines so far was in any way painstaking. 'Cause it wasn't. We pretty much just giggled maniacally for hours. Enjoy!
9. 'Aladdin' is straight flexin'
The "G" status of "Aladdin" was never a secret, really; it was just all that quaint "Whole New World" song-slinging and starry magic carpet night-riding that got things turned around. That little street rat always knew that the loot and ladies take priority, which is why he went after the richest gal in the kingdom as soon as he had a magic genie "in." More importantly, he was always straight flexin'.
8. Arnold Schwarzenegger driving
Lingering on the subject of muscle-rippage, this guy Will Sasso's Google search results stock jumped sky-high once he started releasing these brief but hysterical vocal impersonations of Arnold Schwarzenegger. And he's not taking the "I'll be back" easy road with 'em either. In fact, the Governator never sounded so perceptive as when making keen (but faux) notes like, "Look at that tree." Hilarz.
7. 'Jurassic Park' remake
Pretty fast and loose with the word "epic" here, but even still this poochy "Jurassic Park" reboot pretty much just owns. And, you know, it has been almost 20 years on the nose since the original, so by modern Hollywood standards the film is totally ripe for remake. If it's as tail-wagging as this, we won't object.
6. Mini-Me is not hungry, nor does he want to make a Vine
In algebraic terms, stop-motion animation plus Vine is equal to or greater than bread times butter. In this "Austin Powers" redux, the only thing putty Mini-Me wants to do is pet his little hairless kitty cat. He's certainly not hungry, and he sure as heck doesn't want to make a Vine. Oh well!
5. Harry Potter wannabe flies around the house
Uh-oh, it's magic, ya know? Since we can't technically visit Hogwarts or fly on broomsticks a la that handy-dandy "Harry Potter" summoning charm, here's the next best thing. Although it was probably a pretty tedious process of this beanie and jammy-clad dude hopping around the house for hours, the few seconds of video flight glory produced were totally worth it, we're sure.
4. Dorothy's just tryin' to find her way back home
First of all, this "Dead and Gone" song is incredibly on point, and secondly, who knew how much swagger Dorothy and her little ruby slippers had goin' on? This changes literally everything. We know that it's a
stoner thing to watch "The Wizard of Oz" with "The Dark Side of the Moon," but maybe a little hip hop action would spice up the, uh, experience a little bit.
3. 'War of the Worlds' via elementary students
Even H.G. Wells would probably be pretty proud of what these kids did with this stop-motion "War of the Worlds" Vine. Simple, effective and brilliant. How much was Steven Spielberg's budget again? If it was more than, say, $11 it was clearly more than necessary.
2. Homemade 'Star Trek Into Darkness' trailer
It looks like all you need for a successful film trailer is a packet of thick-cut construction paper and some good old-fashioned elbow grease. This homemade "Star Trek Into Darkness" trailer is not comedic in the traditional sense, but we sure did get a kick out of the paper Enterprise taking a nose dive.
1. Ryan Gosling won't eat his cereal
Hey Girl is for the Tumblr crowd, but this hilarious Ryan Gosling pun series is exactly the kind stuff we Vine-rs are hunting for to occupy those precious few moments we have to spare for the sake of pure entertainment. So far, the Gos has snubbed his Shredded Wheat in at least nine different ways, so it's a good thing he's retiring from the movie biz 'cause otherwise this food refusal flick fare might never find its end.