Short On Time? The OTB Guide To Movies In A Minute

February 22, 2010 by  
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Great ScottWith the BAFTAs announced last night, you might feel a little bit overwhelmed by the number of films out there – it’s a veritable smorgasbord of cinematic goodness.

I mean, really, who has time to watch all the movies that come out each week? Apart from me that is, duh.

With that in mind, several amateur film makers have taken it upon themselves to make short versions of their favourite films.

In some cases you can probably save yourself a lot of trouble by watching these versions instead of their full-length counterparts. Personally I’d rather sit at home punching myself in the face for two hours than watch Transformers again, so the 60 second version is a veritable masterpiece.

1. All Rocky movies in 5 seconds

The first Rocky movie was a brilliant piece of cinema but the sequels began a steady decline… This summary is actually be better than Rocky IV.

2. The Godfather in one minute.

If you haven’t got the patience for Coppola’s three hour epic, watch this instead. The power of gangster drama and hip hop? Can I get some respect?

3. Lord Of The Rings In 60 seconds

Masterpiece that it is, it didn’t half go on a bit. Here’s a summarised version. I’m going out in the rain…where’s my Umbrella of Doom?

4. The Empire Strikes Back in 60 seconds

“Luke, use the fast forward button…” or alternatively watch this:

5. Transformers In 60 seconds

If your attention span is even shorter than Michael Bay’s or if you don’t want to go through the torturous ordeal that was Transformers, you can save yourself a lot of trouble by watching this:

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  1. Matthew Stevens says:

    Very funny Jez,I agree Whole – Heartedly!