This fake trailer has F-bombs in spades. By which we mean: Criminals, firearms and family.
By Meg Shields · Released January 5, 2022
Welcome to The Queue – your daily distraction from curated video content downloaded from across the web. Today we see a fake trailer uniting the Vega brothers from Quentin Tarantino’s film Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs.
One of the more delightful and tantalizing discoveries as a young cinefil was the notion of a “shared universe.” And while these days, the overzealous proliferation of meta-bindings has gotten a little tired when film is a relatively new thing, it feels like being let into a secret to learning that two seemingly unrelated properties are not so independent. So let’s cut ourselves a little bit here. Not all shared universes are created equal. And revel in “what if?” implications of interconnected films can be funny rather than cloying.
Exciting fans of the work with Quentin Tarantino is positively spoiled when it comes to subtle connections, cross-film relationships and filmography spanning Easter eggs. From fictitious product placements (Red Apple Cigarettes and Big Kahuna Burger) to generational tapes, Tarantino’s filmography is less straight line than a net. But of all the cross-film connections, one stands out: the Vega brothers.
In Tarantino’s directorial debut Reservoir Dogs, we are told that the real name of the sadistic Mr. Blonde (Michael Madsen) is Vic Vega. Two years later, in the 1994 film Pulp Fiction, we are introduced to Vincent Vega (John Travolta), one half of a hitman duo. Coincidence? Absolutely not. As Madsen confirms in this film.com interview from 2008 Tarantino planned to make a “Vega Brothers” movie about siblings. So, in 2020, when everyone was very, very bored thanks to the arrival of COVID-19, Madsen wasted more prayers for The Hollywood Reporter regarding the project, and even suggests that the film might be about each Vega brothers’ respective twin to get around the inconvenience of both Travolta and Madsen’s characters (spoiler) not surviving their respective films.
All that said, and with the sum of speculation in the air, here’s a fake trailer that imagines what a Vega Brothers movie might look like. There are prisons, old faces and even older grudges. Squeeze hard enough and you can pretend it’s the right item.
See “The Vega Brothers”:
Who made this?
This lovely fake trailer for a Vega Brothers movie with Tarantino helmet comes from the fine folks on Little white lies, a film-obsessed magazine based in the UK. Luís Azevedo
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Meg Shields is the humble farm boy of your dreams and a senior contributor to Film School Rejects. She currently runs three columns on FSR: The Queue, How’d They Do That ?, and Horrorscope. She is also the curator of One Perfect Shot and a freelance writer for hire. Me can be found screaming about John Boorman’s ‘Excalibur’ on Twitter here: @TheWorstNun. (She her).