WET HOT AMERICAN MIDSOMMAR Is Exactly What You Think It Is
Look, we've been talking a lot about Ari Aster's Midsommar 'round these parts lately. Our old pal Phil dropped in to enlighten us on the film's similarities to The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. Just yesterday, Britt published a hell of an editorial breaking down the film's approach to trauma. Just this morning, we helped spread the word about A24's new "Bear in a Cage" toy (also Midsommar-related).
Are we overdoing it? Perhaps a bit. But on the other hand, this summer has left us feeling more than a little starved for chewy moviegoing experiences (do any of y'all even remember Men in Black: International?), so you'll have to forgive us if we have a little fun with this one.
All of that is a very long and unnecessary way of introducing you to the following clip, which we just spotted over on Twitter (shout-out to Daniel Danger for putting it in our feed). It's a mash-up clip combining Aster's Midsommar with David Wain's Wet Hot American Summer. I know some of you don't like the very idea of mash-up clips, but I submit to you that this is a fun one.
Yes, YouTube user thatmattcaronguy has done something very special here, combining two of our favorite summer movies into one glorious package. Bravo. I never would've thought of it myself, but the footage from Wain's Wet Hot American Summer, particularly anything with the cabins in the background, slides very easily into Aster's footage of that terrifying Swedish village. Lord only knows what sort of evil hijinks Gene might be up to in this godforsaken alternate universe.
OK, no more Midsommar posts today. Maybe. Probably.