A new (well, actually, not that new) phenomenon is sweeping YouTube–the 5 second movie summary/spoof. In these videos (most of which are not quite as short as 5 seconds, as the grumpy commenters will be sure to let you know), YouTubers attempt to capture the essence of a film while simultaneously poking fun at it. Some of these videos are truly brilliant, others are less so. There are hundreds of them out there by now, like a black hole of comedy ready to suck you in and devour your weekend before you realize what is happening.
Here are some of the best ones, covering some of the movies I’ve reviewed so far (and the Dark Knight and 300, just because). They’re quite amusing, especially if you’ve seen the movies.