Warner Bros. spent $250 million making and marketing the new Peter Pan movie Pan. This is a movie in which a mustachioed and poweder-covered Hugh Jackman, playing Captain Hook, leads his pirates through a spirited rendition of Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” and the Ramones’ “Blitzkrieg Bop.” It’s not just that somebody thought this was a good idea. Many, many people thought this was a good idea, and they put hundreds of millions of dollars into making this happen. This past weekend, the movie (which also features a couple of new Lily Allen songs) came out. As The New York Times reports, it only made $15.5 million in North America, which means it is already in the record books as a massive, historical box-office failure. But once you hear these Nirvana and Ramones covers, you will be amazed that it was even able to make that much. Seriously, these covers stand as an argument against the entire idea of cinema. If you’re feeling mentally strong enough, you can hear both of them below, and you can also watch Jackman attempt to explain what the fuck “Teen Spirit” is doing in there.
Someone, please make a gif of that interviewer shaking his head.