20 of the Internet’s Finest Movie/TV Supercuts
A frequent visitor to the jam-packed corridors of YouTube is an ongoing trend that some people refer to as a “pop culture megamix” and what other, more sensible individuals call a “supercut.” “What is a supercut?” I hear you curiously questioning. Well, a supercut is usually defined as a video montage that exists to highlight and bring attention to an overused plot device or line of dialogue that has at some point or another plagued either television or cinema screens, or sometimes both. The montage typically acts as an overblown compilation of examples of a certain hackneyed movie/TV cliche being used by lazy screenwriters, with mini clips pasted together with monotonous/hilarious repetition. A supercut can also be person-specific (focusing on one actor or filmmaker’s quirks and tropes) or centred on a single TV show or movie.
The trend’s origins can be traced all the way back to 2006, after which it went viral, with hundreds of very imaginative and highly entertaining supercut videos uploaded to YouTube ever since. Below are twenty of the finest, assembled in no particular order.
Previously on Lost: What?
It’s Gonna Blow!
You Just Don’t Get It, Do You?
I’m Not Here to Make Friends
We’ve Got Company
Blah Blah Blah
Shia LaBeouf in “No No No”
Not in Kansas Anymore
Get Out of There!
Every Arnold Scream from Every Arnold Movie
You Look Like Shit
I Could Tell You But Then I’d Have To Kill You
Sit Down and Shut Up
Movie Titles in Movies
No Signal (And Other Cellular Drama)