This weekend, while the Ohio State Buckeyes took a halftime break from their utter annihilation of Penn State, the school's marching band decided to pitch in with their own brand of day-ownage as well and performed one helluva movie-themed routine.
Dubbed the "Hollywood Blockbuster" halftime show, these OSU marchers pulled out all the stops to give a little homage to their favorite film franchises, and what's really interesting is that all of their choices are pretty relevant to today's market as well.
First, they popped out with a smile to "Superman" — the '78 Christopher Reeve in a phone booth version — and had him save the day by flying in to secure a fall skyscraper. Maybe this'll give Warner Bros. some ideas for that "Batman Vs. Superman" business they've got going on.
Then, they presented some Tolkien-esque fun just in time for the upcoming release of "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug."
Then came the "Harry Potter" awesomeness, fit with a winged Hedwig accoutrement to boot. Okay, so it's not one of J.K. Rowling's "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" characters, but close enough!
And after that, they followed up with the "Jurassic Park" T-Rex, just as "Jurassic World" begins taking shape.
For the big finish, they turned to "Pirates of the Caribbean" — the fifth installment of which is in a bit of flux at the moment — to showcase their hopeful take-down of "That Team Up North" a.k.a. Michigan, their long-time rivals. Classic.