Every once in a while, social media takes a break from being a vapid, fascist-friendly, dumbsh*t-opinion-magnifier, and it brings us something genuinely delightful. Like that time everyone thought about the stupidest thing they did in 2021. Or when everyone took the piss out of Gotham. Or when everyone reminisced about other great moments from Twitter’s past.
Today’s one of those rare days when the collective mindset of Twitter does something good for a change. This time it’s an inspired fusion of media, as Twitter users take the thought experiment ‘What if some great movies actually came out in 2007?’ and runs with it. 2007 of course being the year that Michael Bay’s original Transformers was released. Yes indeed, it’s been 15 years since that ultraheteronormative, jingoistic, eyeball-abusingly saturated piece of (admittedly relatively effective in some ways) garbage came out. I don’t remember much at all from the film, but the one thing that always stuck with me was its ending. You remember the one. It’s the Linkin Park Ending (rest in peace, Chester). It was fun! An aptly cheesy closer to a gigantic bowlful of the stuff.
Now that you’ve been reminded of it and you’ve heard the premise of this meme I bet you’re already imagining all the possibilities aren’t you? Well don’t worry, I’ve got you covered. Let’s go on a fun little ride back to a simpler era (even though some of the films featured are from way before 2007, you get the drift!).
And, fair warning: Here be spoilers—obviously!
Knives Out but it came out in 2007 pic.twitter.com/j3taZ8Djrm— Ezra Cubero ðŸ”œ TIFF22 (@EzraCubero) August 23, 2022
'The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King' but it came out in 2007 pic.twitter.com/WKkhyZhWWn— Three Films and a Podcast (@threefilmspod) August 24, 2022
There Will Be Blood but it came out in 2007 (it actually did) pic.twitter.com/sPjYjuFmrD— Big Tater (@isell_Pro_Payne) August 23, 2022
Jurassic World but it came out in 2007 pic.twitter.com/gjxylYNcMQ— Spens (Cretaceous Cast) (@CastCretaceous) August 17, 2022
The Dark Knight Rises but it came out in 2007. pic.twitter.com/blzbbbAocx— Co6y ðŸ¦‡ (@Co6yyy) August 21, 2022
Seinfeld Series Finale but it came out in 2007. pic.twitter.com/SRiNc1zkCR— Ricardo Perez-Selsky (@DirectorRic) August 24, 2022
The Matrix but it came out in 2007 pic.twitter.com/qCkBx8gTlV— Phillip Reich (@PhillMReich) August 24, 2022
The Exorcist but it came out in 2007 pic.twitter.com/HHmxUbwUW8— Kyle Edward Ball (@kyleedwardball) August 24, 2022
Midsommar but it came out in 2007 pic.twitter.com/zblbIjEyBV— Sharifa (@sharifa_yaz) August 23, 2022
Terminator 2 but it came out in 2007. pic.twitter.com/0XgknbCJZw— Kristopher Weddle (@TwedsyT) August 23, 2022
the breakfast club but it came out in 2007 pic.twitter.com/wS5Pn84CRv— Jill Krajewski (@JillKrajewski) August 23, 2022
The Graduate but it came out in 2007 pic.twitter.com/PVz0k22zH1— The Leptons (@TheLeptons) August 23, 2022
TDK but it came out in 2007 pic.twitter.com/yDzPML0yfs— Rogue (@ScreenRogue) August 20, 2022
'White Men Can't Jump' but it came out in 2007 pic.twitter.com/Mmhu3LoQeo— RingerNBA (@ringernba) August 23, 2022
'Star Wars: A New Hope' but it came out in 2007 pic.twitter.com/85rjCkZ9Np— Ringer-Verse (@RingerVerse) August 23, 2022
Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers, but it came out in 2007 pic.twitter.com/1vSNq4GjYv— Mane Tank (@mane_tank) August 19, 2022
Game of Thrones ending but it came out in 2007 pic.twitter.com/U8sOpH3LtO— 90's Nation (@90s_nation) August 23, 2022
Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat but if it came out in 2007 pic.twitter.com/ccFvX1DnFW— Jackson McMuRRRay (@jepperpack) August 23, 2022
The Godfather but it came out in 2007 pic.twitter.com/ZQpBnPVwBQ— Jack Aling (@AlingMedia) August 23, 2022