When done right, recut trailers can be freaking amazing. In most cases, it’s a comedy being repackaged as a drama/thriller, and dramas being transformed into silly comedies. For example, you can click here to watch the romantic comedy version of The Shining. And you can click here to watch the horror version of Mrs. Doubtfire.
There are several great ones out there, but we’re going to focus on just one today. The masters at CineFix released a recut trailer for the romantic comedy Meet The Parents.
Both Ben Stiller and Robert De Niro were hilarious together. It was one of the better mainstream comedy films released in the past 20 years. Of course, the studio had to ruin it by making unnecessary and unfunny sequels.
Clearly, they should have been spent their time making a darker version of the original film. A thriller filled with blood, bombs, overprotective fathers, sex, lies and fire.
Check out the recut trailer below, and then you can watch the original trailer for the film at the bottom of this page.