Oregon Trail: The Movie

Ingenious spoof trailer recalls early digital foray into frontier wilderness

Every piece of 80s nostalgia is fair game for the movies—unfortunately, most of it sucks (I’m looking at you, Transformers). But for once, someone finally got it right: The following trailer from Half Day Today Productions announces the upcoming Oregon Trail: The Movie. Everything you loved from that green-tinted, Apple-IIe educational video-game classic is here, from difficult survival choices (grueling pace vs. meager rations) to class constraints (carpenter vs. banker) to childishly profane character names (“Here Lies Poop Face”).

The only problem? It’s fake. Still, it deserves your attention:

If it were up to me, I’d divert the future budget for the inevitably ghastly Transformers 3 entirely to these guys and Oregon Trail: The Movie. And I’d also cast Shia Leboeuf as “Poop Face.”

via The Goat