It’s a pitch perfect recreation of the 80s high school teen comedy, mixed with Nintendo’s famous Legend of Zelda world, with Link trying to woo the Princess (a not so subtle nod to the Molly Ringwald character in The Breakfast Club) Zelda, all the while Principal Ganandorf ruling over Hyrule High, cracking skulls and taking names.
The creators clearly had a lot of fun making this and the detail they go into is very impressive; the title graphics and dodgy VHS quality are as much part of the fun as are the haircuts and the costumes, raided from the wardrobe of Shigeru Miyamoto,
And there’s something about this video which captures the spirit of John Hughes, perfect for the nostalgic in everyone. Not to mention the fact that it looks far, far better than the numerous video game adaptations that have made it into the cinema.
This is the synopsis for their film,
In this charming critically-acclaimed tale of first love, Link (Jon Tomlinson), an eternal optimist and adventurer, seeks to capture the heart of Zelda, an unattainable high school beauty and straight-A student (Zane Bauer). He surprises just about everyone-including himself-when she returns the sentiment. But the high school’s over-possessive, megalomaniacal Principal Ganondorf (Dominic Moschitti) doesn’t approve and it’s going to take more than just the power of love to conquer all.
Perfectly capturing the essence of what it means to be a teenager in the 80s, Nick Murphy, Mike Sadorf, and Dom Moschitti reimagine one of the most celebrated video game franchises of all time with the heart, charm, and wit that only they could. It’s the legend of high school. It’s the legend of love. It’s The Legend of Zelda.
So, if you’re finding life is moving pretty fast, and want to stop and look around once in a while, here’s the trailer,
Our good buddies over at Thumb Culture spotted this.