Brothers Jon Kaplan and Al Kaplan are film/TV composers who happen to be in love with musicals. The created one called Silence! The Musical a few years ago (a musical based on The Silence of the Lambs). It was very popular. Recently, the brothers – obviously being big action movie fans as well as musical fans – have combined the two into some funny online spoofs that have gone viral. The action movie musical parody genre is born – the Kaplans have created action movie musicals of top Arnold Schwarzenegger movies. For example:
Commando: The Musical
This musical parody reworks James Horner’s theme from Commando (one of our favorite Arnold films) and throws in some funny lyrics. LOL, Bennett.
Predator: The Musical
“If it bleeds, we can kill it” becomes the ongoing mantra of this musical spoof of Predator. Love the bit with Carl Weathers.
Conan the Barbarian: The Musical
Crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and hear the lamentation of the women! So sayeth Conan.
Terminator II: The Musical
This one is one of the funniest. The Terminator loves killing people, but now because of this 10 year old idiot kid, he can only hurt them. A new perspective on T2.
Some of the other parodies include Total Recall and some non-Arnold movies like Rambo, Robocop, and Rambo IV.