Famous Film Plots Are Completely Changed by Adding an “-ing” to Their Titles

"Jurassic Park" into "Jurassic Parking" / movie posters by shifter2000

Earlier this year, a Reddit thread posed a simple-yet-brilliant idea. “Add ‘ing’ to the end of a movie title,” it instructed, “what is the movie about now?” With the addition of these three letters, the entire premise of blockbuster films are completely changed. Titles are transformed from nouns into verbs and communicated actions rather than a person, place, or thing. The results were both amusing and showcased the power of language from seemingly small change.

Inspired by this metamorphosis, fellow Redditor shifter2000 turned some of the submissions into movie posters. Jurassic Park became Jurassic Parking and is now an uplifting tale with the tagline, “Against all odds, a T-Rex starts a valet service despite his inability to reach the steering wheel.” Likewise, The Jungle Book is The Jungle Booking, where characters in the film have the forest all to themselves.

Once shifter2000 posted his handiwork, fellow Redditors came up with plots and even theme music for the new “films.” It sounds like we’ve got some hit movies on the horizon!

"Benjamin Button" into "Benjamin Buttoning" / movie posters by shifter2000

"The Jungle Book" into "The Jungle Booking"  / movie posters by shifter2000

"The Thing" into "The Thinging" / movie posters by shifter2000

shifter2000: Reddit
via [Reddit]

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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