HARRY POTTER and STAR WARS Unite in Fan-Made Mashup Video

People love mashups, so I figured I'd share this one from PlayShip which combines the worlds of Harry Potter and Star Wars into one in which Stormtroopers play Quidditch, Hogwarts is a spaceship, and Voldemort is Harry's father. There are some cool visual effects for it being a fan-made project, so I'll give them props for that.

But on the other hand, let me play devil's advocate for a second. What value do mashups like this actually provide, other than just a simple, "Oh, I know about those two things!" response from people? Does every popular property need to be mashed up with every other popular property? I feel like mashup culture is continuing to expand, and I guess I'm still grappling with the reasoning for why these things exist, other than a gut-level visceral recognition. Sound off with your thoughts and theories below.

Join our heroes Harry Skypotter, Ron Solo, Princess Hermione and Hagrid the Half-Wookie as they attend Hogwarts (in space of course) and battle one of the greatest villains in cinematic history: He Who Shall Not Be Named, aka. Lord Vadermort!
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