Among the many novelty reddit accounts, Your_Post_As_A_Movie stands out as a delight. On the subreddit r/pics (one of the default forums non-members see when they go to the main page), Your_Post_As_A_Movie selects photos or other images that users have posted to make into a fake movie poster. The pictures range from lovely landscapes to funny observations and even family snapshots, but with a eye for design and Photoshop skills, plus credits and an appropriate title, they get transformed into a feature film. And they appear seemingly instantly. Take a look at the poster he (or she) made for this article:
Oh, sure, it’s self-congratulatory, but aren’t all movie posters? After all, it’s a form of advertising. If you look at it full size, you’ll see, among the many credits to reddit, a small logo at the bottom right saying “created especially for mental_floss.”
2. NIGHT AT THE AQUARIUM
A father captures a moment in his daughter’s life when the family visited an aquarium. That moment became the magical movie Night at the Aquarium. Redditor dopplerizer, who took the original photograph, immediately said he was going to hang the poster in his daughter’s room. What a treat!
3. NEW YORK NEW YORK
A picture of New York City during Fleet Week last year was posted by the photographer’s brother, redditor manbear69. It’s a great picture, but more exciting as the alien invasion movie New York New York. The addition of Will Smith, Jeff Goldblum, and a lot of ominous smoke makes it an entirely different story. Note that in this, and every movie poster, the name of the redditor posting the picture can be found in the credits.
4. THE KARATE CAT
A funny picture of a cat wearing martial arts gear by kittypotter was funny enough on its own, especially with that facial expression. It’s even funnier as the movie The Karate Cat, presumably aimed at a younger audience. The cat’s expression pegs him as the world-weary reluctant hero who rises to the occasion to dispense justice.
DeviantART member Mygrapefruit took one of her photographs and dressed it up as an otherworldly scene. When it was posted to reddit last year, Your_Post_As_A_Movie devised the film Kuiper. I’d go see it.
6. YOU ARE FAT
A high-res photograph of a mouthwatering double cheeseburger with all the trimmings, presumably for advertising purposes, gets a documentary. And who better to produce You Are Fat than Morgan Spurlock, who gained fame with his 2004 documentary Super Size Me?
7. DAYS OF GLORY
Redditor current_rotations took a picture at Lollapalooza after festival attendees helped this fellow crowd-surf to the front of the stage. It’s a great picture, and Your_Post_As_A_Movie saw an inspiring biopic titled Days of Glory.
A movie poster can be quite intriguing even without the stars’ faces. We already know what they look like; what we really want to see is something we haven’t seen before. The original photograph of a bridge was so green and beautiful, it had to be the setting of a fairy tale. Nowhereland looks like it would be a great film, especially with two stars from Game of Thrones appearing in it.
9. THE VOID
DonTago posted a colorful picture of a pine forest. It wasn’t the colors that interested Your_Post_As_A_Movie, but the shapes. In The Void, that forest became a dark and scary place featuring ghostly specters.
10. TURTLE POWER
11. JOURNEY’S END
12. LIFE, LIBERTY, AND THE PURSUIT OF ZOMBIES
Redditor phobos512 stood in the shadow and took a photo of the Washington Monument backlit by the sun. The flags contrast nicely with the dark obelisk. Your_Post_As_A_Movie was more impressed by the ominous look of the iconic monument, and went with a dark theme in Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Zombies. You can almost see our elected representatives fighting for the survival of their beloved country.
13. ASSASSIN’S CLUB
A quartet of housemates took a group photo, and barbecuemeatgames shared it on reddit, noting how they “ended up looking like bad asses.” Not only that, but you can see the different “types” that would be cast in an ensemble crime film. Your_Post_As_A_Movie did a good job assembling the Hollywood stars for Assassin’s Club.
14. LONDON BRIDGE
A striking aerial view of London and the Thames is the setting of a disaster flick in London Bridge. It’s a bridge, and it’s in London. Should it matter that the focus of the original photograph is Tower Bridge? When that was pointed out, Your_Post_As_A_Movie worked quickly to make it work as London’s Bridges, plural, with all the bridges being blown up. Any time Your_Post_As_A_Movie has to make a quick correction, it is presented as the “director’s cut.”
15. HOW TO BUILD YOUR OWN DEATH STAR
The art used doesn’t have to be a photograph. SirJediPanda showed us a drawing he did during a boring class, which turned the lecture into a lesson on building a Death Star. It became an educational film titled, appropriately enough, How to Build Your Own Deathstar (Episode One).
Redditor photojacker colors photographs at Dynamichrome. He presented a colorized version of a picture Herbert Ponting took in Antarctica in 1911 during the Terra Nova expedition. It became a historical drama called 1911.
17. MY OTHER ME
Photographer markbleeblu shared a portrait he took using the reflective power of water. The subject bears a remarkable resemblance to Kiera Knightly in the picture, so she was cast as the star of the movie My Other Me. Turned on its side, the portrait became an eerie cinematic special effect.
All images via imgur courtesy of Your_Post_As_A_Movie.