Hopping on the MoviewagonJuly 10th, 2006 at 1:28 am by The Missing Link
Five years ago, if you’d told me that sites like Google Video and YouTube would be around, I would have called you insane. Back then, the seeming terabytes (technically: tebibytes) of storage needed to store and host that stuff was the stuff of legend. Now, with the continued development of the Internet, now it’s the stuff of reality.
And now, with the advent of such sites, there are many people who are taking The Legend of Zelda and making it The Reality of Zelda.
We’ve already seen the absolutely hilarious (yet sometimes serious) Legend of Link movie. We’ve seen the trailer for the well-filmed (and definitely serious) Hero of Time film to be released later this year. But these are just the major players in this fledgling genre that is fanmovies. I scoured Google Video tonight to see what else might be out there, and while I’m sure I didn’t find them all, here are a few things you might enjoy taking a peek at.
- Parody of Time [link]
This video is about a high school student who was obsessed about The Legend of Zelda. (Alright, which one of you is this movie really about? C’mon ‘fess up!) Due to an unfortunate accidence involving a
Cucco chicken, he has lost all his memories… except those of his time playing the game… and so he becomes Link, Hero of High School Time! This one is so funny, it really hurts. Seriously, you guys.
- Dancing Triforce [link]
An entirely different project, this one is done with computer animation. There are three completely unrelated (sort of) videos that include Zelda characters. It’s complete with crazy inside jokes, bizarre gags, impressive visuals, a pig-face, and a dancing Triforce (not available in most stores). It appears to be something of a project for maybe a college computer graphics course, although I could be mistaken. (No FAQ exists for the site that I found.) If nothing else, watch it for the animation; it’s stellar.
- Legend of Vernon [link 1] [link 2]
There are several of these types on YouTube and Google Video, but this was one of the more interesting ones. (Feel free to search for the tens of others just like this.) Link is played by a guy named Vernon (hence the title), and pretty much he goes around a college campus making an absolute fool of himself on tape. (The guy has no shame, but I have to commend him on his gutsiness! I mean… I don’t think I’d be caught dead on campus with a Link cost–oh wait, never mind. Halloween 1999. Shoot.) Anyways, it isn’t the funniest of the clips, but it is chock full of inside jokes you’re sure to love.
- Wind Waker / Orinoco Flow [link]
This project isn’t done with a video camera nor a computer graphics studio. This is a fan-music video where they take scenes from a game and then put it to some popular song on the radio. This one pretty much relates the entire story of Wind Waker set to the music of “Orinoco Flow” by Enya. Definitely a neat treat if you’re into that sort of thing.
- Majora’s Mask / A View to a Kill [link]
This is similar to Wind Waker / Orinoco Flow only that it’s scenes from Majora’s Mask set to the theme music from the Bond movie View to a Kill by Duran Duran. Of all the fan-music videos I’ve seen, this one is far my favourite.
And I know that this one is not a fanmovie whatsoever, but I figured, since we’re on the subject of videos, I might as well introduce to those of you who haven’t seen it the video of the best Zelda commercial ever made. May be old, but it’s still that good.
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