YouTube user sleepyskunk, a Toronto-based blogger and amateur editor who describes himself as the "Roger Corman of YouTube editors" has released one of these retrospectives each year since 2010, the results becoming steadily more sleek and effective. The trailers are part of a larger effort to get audiences involved in which movies are made by Hollywood by rallying folks on social media to basically guarantee a film's turnout.
This latest effort is one of the better "mashups" I've seen, reminiscent of the work by Kees van Dijkhuize, Jr., telling its own story in three acts. Part one, entitled "The Pruitt-Igoe Myth," explores the dominant theme of dystopian near-futures while nodding to the failed 1954 urban housing project that devolved into a hub of crime and poverty, representing policy planning dysfunction and disappointment of the lower-middle class. Part two parodies the oft-used "Tick Tick Boom" as a thumping companion to energetic, sometimes mindless entertainment which Hollywood has "decided to embrace and focus on giving us what we crave: great walls of fire erupting everywhere and heroes who can't bother to look at them." This segues into "Everything is Connected," the ethereal, moving summary of all things indie and dramatic this year (my personal favorite section for its excellent transitions).
A full list of the 182 movies (and the songs used) can be found here.