Inception is the word on the tip of everyone’s tongues these days. If you haven’t seen Inception yet then you can’t wait until you do, and if you have seen it then you probably can’t wait to head to the theater and see it again. But while you are waiting to see Inception on the big screen you can experience it on the web, in trailer parody form, again and again and again. We aren’t sure exactly what it is about this trailer that inspired so many people to create parodies – maybe the fact that it was one of the most dramatic trailers for one of the most anticipated films in a long time – but we’ve put together a collection of the top 10 trailer Inception spoofs to whet your whistle.
The Original Inception Trailer
Before we get into the parodies check out the original Inception trailer, if you haven’t seen it yet, so that you understand the idea behind these parodies and why they are so funny.
Dora The Explorer in Inception
With over 1 million views, the Dora The Explorer in Inception is the most popular Inception parody, and the one that got the ball rolling for spoofs of this movie trailer. This parody, brought to you by Electric Spoofaloo, actually puts Dora the Explorer into the Inception trailer and the results are nothing short of brilliant.
Inception Parody Spoof – Asian Remake
Did you ever wonder what the Inception trailer would look if the entire cast was replaced with Asians? Now you don’t have to imagine anymore. Some friends in Sydney re-made the trailer with an all-Asian cast, dubbed over with the original trailer soundtrack.
Contraception By Bath Boys Comedy
This trailer only has 15,000 views so far, but I think it his hilarious. It puts a “different” spin on Inception, making it about contraception and abstinence, rather than dreams. Bear in mind that this clip may be a little NSFW, so if you are work don your headphones or wait until you get home to check it out.
Trailer for ‘Toy Story 3: Inception’
As Inception and Toy Story 3 are among the most popular box office hits right now, it’s only fitting that someone put together an Inception trailer re-cut using footage from Toy Story 3. Check out the video below, which has nearly 1 million views.
Upception Trailer 3 HD – Recut Mash Up
If you liked the Toy Story 3 trailer parody above, then you’ll be happy to hear that there have been loads of cartoon Inception trailer mashups. Check out an Inception trailer, re-cut with footage from the movie Up below.
The Simpsons Movie / Inception Trailer 3 Mash Up
Speaking of cartoons, here’s a mash up of the Inception trailer using footage from The Simpsons Movie. The Simpsons fit Inception surprisingly well. Maybe Christopher Nolan should have thought about casting Homer Simpson instead of Leonardo DiCaprio – Doh!
Bill and Ted’s Excellent Inception
I love Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure so, for me, this was one of the best parodies. What I especially like about it is that while many of the other trailers use the entire soundtrack of the original Inception trailer, this is a true mashup of the two films, and it works wonderfully.
Team Inception: Dream Police
The following Inception trailer parody uses footage from Team America: World Police. One of the comments on the YouTube clip, written by YouTuber AndrewTraceur, says, “This isn’t just the best Inception trailer parody I’ve seen, it’s one of the best PARODIES I’ve ever seen period.” I couldn’t agree more.
The bizarre imagery of Satoshi Kon’s anime film Paprika fits the mood of Inception perfectly. It doesn’t hurt that I’m a huge anime fan, but I thought that this trailer parody was fantastic.
Inception Parody – Obsession
Let’s end things on a slightly goofy note. This parody is simply shot in the same, slow style as the Inception trailer, cut up with titles. However, the subject matter is of a much cuter nature. Enjoy!