Fighting like Bats and Bonds

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Fighting like Bats and Bonds

I went to Worcester last weekend to catch up with my old pal Phil. He and his lovely fiancée Beth are getting married at the end of the month and they’ve asked me to be their Best Man. This makes me very proud.

Phil and I drank beer, stayed up late and chatted about the various things that we’ve been chatting about for years. While I was there he introduced me to a couple of rather excellent movie trailer mash-ups that I hadn’t seen before. A mash-up, in case you don’t already know, is where two or more movie trailers are spliced together to varying degrees of comedic effect by people with more spare time than I could possibly imagine.

The first one is the cleverly-edited and unashamedly ungrammatical Battle of the Batmans, which features Bat Bale, Bat Keaton, Bat Kilmer and Bat Clooney beating the Bat Bejesus out of each other:

Who in their right mind wouldn’t want to see a movie like that? It’s a pity they couldn’t have squeezed in Adam West, who – to my mind, at least – was the hardest Batman of them all. He may not have had the kind of six-pack stomach that would grace the cover of Men’s Health magazine, but at least he didn’t fight his Bat-villains in protective body armour and could climb up ropes without hydraulic assistance. Batmen nowadays don’t know they’re born.

The next mash-up is even better. Quantum of Bonds features a showdown between Pierce Bond and his successor, Daniel Bond, and is one of the funniest things I’ve seen in ages:

Ho ho, seven.


About the Author:

My name is Tom Lennon and I'm a freelance writer who specialises in humour at the geekier end of the pop culture spectrum. I'm based in Birmingham, UK, and my work has recently appeared in BuzzFeed and Time Out.


  1. Nicky November 18, 2009 at 2:16 am


  2. Tom November 24, 2009 at 11:44 pm

    Heh! Glad you like it, Nicky

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