Did The Artist's big wins on Oscar night leave you with a hankering for more silent films? Do you long for an era when action scenes were played to piano music and witty repartee was spelled out title cards? This video parody, from Australia's RatedComedy, recuts The Avengers trailer as a classy silent feature.

I'm a bit disappointed that we never get a silent film translation for "Hulk smash!" But, in the future, all scenes of cars exploding should be accompanied by a jaunty piano tune.

[via Underwire]