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To say that The Dark Knight Rises is one of the most anticipated movies of 2012 is to speak a terrible understatement — it may be the most anticipated movie of the 2000s. So, obviously, there's been plenty of commentary, reaction and analysis when the official trailer was finally officially released. But, as is the case with many trailers, there's not a whole lot more to say other than, "Oh, that looks cool." Or you can do what these kids did and just go out and film an amazing shot-for-shot remake of the damn thing. It's your classic "sweded" trailer, a term/niche made popular by the generally disappointing Michel Gondry movie Be Kind Rewind, the Jack Black/Mos Def movie from 2008 that was a wonderful two-line synopsis that just didn't have the legs for a feature-length story. A lot of these "[...] »
Here's an entertainingly silly sweded trailer for Christpher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises. This trailer was created by the same team of people that made The Avengers sweded trailer we posted a couple of months ago. It's fun to see how inventive these guys get with what little they choose to work with. It's fun to see them try and pull off the epic special effects sequences.
For those of you not familiar with the term sweded, it comes from the film Be Kind Rewind, and it's a low-budget, homemade remake of a film which is why it looks so gloriously bad. The sweded trailer was made by Bryan Harley, check it out below and tell us what you think! Enjoy!
Source: Via: Firstshowing (http://www.firstshowing.net/2011/check-this-out-a-crafty-sweded-trailer-for-the-dark-knight-rises/) »
Even though Michel Gondry's comedy Be Kind Rewind didn't make a big impression at the box office, it's left a legacy for filmmakers to make cheap, "sweded" versions of their favorite films for everyone on the internet to see. Here we've more recently seen recreations of The Avengers trailer, and now that same crew, going by the name Dumb Drum, has sent us a sweded version of the most recent trailer for The Dark Knight Rises. It's pretty funny, and even cunning the way some of the more special effects heavy sequences are pulled off with cardboard cutouts and paper materials, but most of all, it's just fun. Watch! Here's Dumb Drum's sweded version of The Dark Knight Rises trailer: Eight years after The Dark Knight, the terrorist leader Bane arrives in Gotham City, pushing it and its police force to the limits, forcing its former hero Batman to »
- Ethan Anderton
Practically no one saw Michel Gondry's cheerful comedy Be Kind Rewind when it was first released in 2008, but it's managed to make a lasting cultural impact thanks to its invention of "sweding," which means remaking a movie or a trailer in the most low-budget, goofily homemade way. Sweding has exploded on the Internet, the place where you can become famous for filming yourself doing something in your backyard, and has become especially popular for trailers that everybody has watched. It happened with an Iron Man 2 trailer a while back, and now the latest Dark Knight Rises has gotten the sweding treatment. It doesn't look that great-- that's kind of the point-- but it is really inventive and funny, in a way that makes me even like the original trailer better. See what I mean below. There's something just inherently funny about seeing shots from inside Wayne Manor or »
While Be Kind Rewind was a huge letdown of a film, I'm glad it exists if only for the popularity of "swedeing" films. Spoofing a big budget production with a non-existent one makes for some truly hilarious videos, as this new one for The Dark Knight Rises trailer will show you. As far as I know it's shot for shot, and really inventive. Is it wrong that i found the football sequence more thrilling in this video than the actual trailer? If you enjoy it these guys have done »
- Alex Riviello
Michel Gondry is sweding it up again. The French auteur first popularized the sweding of things (see: Swede Fest) with his 2008 film, "Be Kind Rewind," which encouraged the audience to swede their favorite films. What on earth is sweding, you say? How many times can we possibly say swede before telling you what it is? (Six times.) To swede is to create a fan-made, low-budget rethinking of a popular film. It's all about showing your love for a movie you love for people who love it. It does not have to do with Swedish people.
Gondry sweded the trailer of his own film (self-love?), "Be Kind Rewind," back in 2008. This time, he tackles "Taxi Driver," assuming the role of Travis Bickle himself. Gondry's version includes a sweet (sounds like swede!) take on "Are you talkin' to me?", vomit that comes out looking like pastel paint and colored pencil bullets.
- Gazelle Emami
"Remember sweding?" asks Kevin Jagernauth at the Playlist. "The trend that was hot for all of five minutes in the wake of Michel Gondry's underrated Be Kind Rewind found folks doing lovely, lo-fi remakes and sequels to their favorite movies, and that spirit also informs his upcoming, mysterious sci-fi movie (of sorts) The We and the I. But Gondry has found time in his schedule to knock out another sweded movie, and it's pretty great." »
When Micheal Gondry put together the cult comedy "Be Kind Rewind" a few years ago, he probably didn't anticipate kicking off an entire internet movement. But that's just what happened -- today Gondry has decided to join in the fun by creating his own "swede" version of Martin Scorsese's classic film "Taxi Driver."
Hey, you know what they say: If you can't beat 'em, go crazy and shoot 'em.
For those of you who aren't familiar with "Be Kind Rewind" or the sweding movement, here's a quick overview: In the movie, Jack Black and Mos Def play a couple of hapless video store clerks who accidentally erase the shop's entire inventory of films. Their solution? They quickly remake all the classic themselves in their backyard and then rent them out as special edition imports from Sweden.
Funny thing, though. While "Be Kind Rewind" wasn't exactly a hit, the idea of sweding has taken off, »
- Scott Harris
If you saw Michel Gondry's 2008 film Be Kind Rewind, then you probably remember what "sweded" means. Essentially it's recreating a lo-fi version of a film. Watch the movie again, and listen to Jack Black explain it if you want the full nitty gritty. To celebrate Martin Scorsese's Hugo opening in France this weekend, the Science of Sleep director paid homage to the Italian-American auteur with his version of Taxi Driver. We don't want to say too much about it, since it's best watched firsthand, but Gondry's take on the iconic film is so damn charming it makes you want to puke rainbows and unicorns. Head to France2 to watch Gondry play Travis Bickle and eat ice cream with hookers. Let us know what you think. [via Playlist]
- Alison Nastasi
Remember sweding? The trend that was hot for all of five minutes in the wake of Michel Gondry's underrated "Be Kind Rewind" found folks doing lovely, lo-fi remakes and sequels to their favorite movies, and that spirit also informs his upcoming, mysterious sci-fi movie (of sorts) "The We And The I." But Gondry has found time in his schedule to knock out another sweded movie, and it's pretty great. With Martin Scorsese's "Hugo" opening in France this week, a helpful reader has pointed us in the direction of Gondry's homage to "Taxi Driver" that played at the premiere of the film. It's best you just watch the video yourself, as the surprises are best revealed as they come but we will say this: the "overhead" shot towards the end is pretty great and Gondry makes the most charming, French Travis Bickle you're ever likely to see. It's colorful, »
Be Kind Rewind was, unfortunately, a pretty crappy movie. But what it did was launch the art of "sweding" - remaking a movie from scratch using whatever you can get your hands on - into the mainstream. Now Michel Gondry, who directed Rewind, has returned to the world of sweding to recreate a modern classic. Gondry was asked to create a short that would run before the French premiere of Hugo. To pay proper homage to Scorsese, Gondry decided to swede Taxi Driver. What follows »
- Mike Sampson
In a video that hit the Web over a year and a half ago but appears to have only really surfaced this week, find Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita and other principals from The Karate Kid rehearsing the entire 1984 classic on handheld camera for the film's director, John G. Avildsen. It's like something out of Be Kind Rewind -- except, you know, featuring the actual cast working with no budget and the Oscar-winning filmmaker behind the VHS (?) camera announcing sound cues ("Wind chimes!") and other pertinent atmospherics as the story rolls along. »
Before you get nervous, James Cameron's classic Aliens isn't making the leap to ice capades likes some half-assed "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark." But some enterprising Austinites put on their own amateur version of "Aliens On Ice" and while it probably has more in common with Be Kind Rewind than Cameron, it still looks like a damn good time. If you're watching this and going, "Where are all the triple axles, this guys can barely skate!", you're right, these »
- Mike Sampson
George Valentin (Jean Dujardin) has had it with the movies in "The Artist"Over at Fandor's Keyframe blog I'll be musing about the Oscar race on a biweekly basis. This week's topic is the unusual abundance of movies about movies in this year's Oscar race from Marilyn Monroe (My Week With Marilyn) to George Melies (Hugo) to Hollywood's seismic sound shift in the late 20s (The Artist). But one thing I didn't dwell on too much in the article (which I hope you'll go and read!) is the lack of Oscars won for movies about movies.
Everyone predicting a win for The Artist (2011) before the nominations are even announced should consider the following list and sobering fact: No movie about movies has ever won Best Picture.
Movies About Movies: How Do They Do With Oscar?
(Best Picture Nominees are in red)
Janet Gaynor (already an Oscar winner) was nominated again »
- NATHANIEL R
With Doctor Horrible’s Sing-a-Long Blog, Joss Whedon may have wittily deconstructed the superhero genre (as well as our hearts with the ending), but The Avengers trailer proves that heroes aren’t over with.
And now, with only a video camera, some homemade costumes, and a sense of enthusiasm (well, presumably), some fans have assembled an awesome parody of the awesome trailer for The Avengers, complete with their own sound effects. For every day, there is a night. For every world, there is an underworld. For every epic, big-budget superhero blockbuster, there is a cheaper, fan-made homage to it.
Essentially, it’s ‘sweded’; as in, remade with a low-fi aesthetic, as in Be Kind Rewind. Not as in concocted by the Swedish Chef from The Muppets. Though that would be funny. You can just imagine him making this: “Avengery, ‘vengery, ‘vengery… Edity, edity… Captainy Americy hmmhmmm Iron Man… Hmmhmm Thorslaugh hmmhmm… »
Fans have been making their own versions of their favorite movies for decades, but it wasn't until director Michel Gondry introduced the term "Sweded" in the 2008 comedy Be Kind Rewind that the practice had a name (or, at least, a memorable name). Defined by the Urban Dictionary as "The summarized recreation of popular pop-culture films using limited budgets and a camcorder," the practice has sky-rocketed in popularity in recent years thanks to ever-cheaper video cameras, the explosion of fan blogs and, of course, YouTube.
If you're new to Sweded videos, then we have the perfect entrée video for you. Bryan Harley and his crew at DumbDrum put together a Sweded version of the record-breaking trailer for Marvel Studios' next big superhero movie, The Avengers, that has all of the hallmarks of an awesome Sweded video: homemade costumes, bad acting, un-special effects and humor.
Next Showing: The Avengers opens May 4, 2012
- BrentJS Sprecher
The hugely anticipated "Avengers" trailer has had little more than a week to marinate in the minds of fans, but some have already been panged with the irresistible urge to make fun of the teaser, and make it their own.
With a self-made a capella soundtrack, rather excellent action editing and delightfully ditzy Thor moments, this "Sweded" trailer for Marvel Studios' tentpole team up is one of the best we’ve seen. Check it out after the jump!
The trailer was composed by an assembled team of some of the Internet's mightiest heroes, led by low-profile auteur Bryan Harley, and including Roque Rodriguez, Brandon Carrera, Andrew Toschi and Travis Sheridan.
If you're not familiar with "Sweding," the term comes lifted from Michele Gondry's 2008 film "Be Kind Rewind," in which two of the main characters, played by Jack Black and Mos Def, precociously reenact a video rental store's worth of blockbusters in severely low-budget fashion. »
- Rachel Molino
It was only a matter of time until we got a (quality) parody of The Avengers trailer, and as usual, the Internet hath provided.
Bryan Harley and a few of his pals at DumbDrum.com got together to shoot their own version of the theatrical trailer for The Avengers, which they hope to enter in the upcoming Swede Fest 8.
Inspired by the Michel Gondry film Be Kind Rewind, Swede Fest showcases films that have been “sweded” - i.e., recreated by amateurs. Like the protagonists in Gondry’s film, these “sweded” works often feature hilariously low production values, sharp observation about what makes a film cool (or less than cool), and a general sense of good fun being had by people who like movies.
With that all said, see what parts of The Avengers ...
Click to continue reading ‘The Avengers’ Trailer Parody: It’s Basically ‘Iron Man 3′
- Kofi Outlaw
If the recently-released "Avengers" trailer is to be believed, Joss Whedon's superhero crossover spectacle is going to be a an eye-popping special effects extravaganza featuring flying ships, lightning hammers, one big, green menace and explosions, explosions, explosions.
Which, you know, will be cool, but perhaps not as cool as this sweded version of the trailer, which features cardboard buildings, action figures, and also explosions, albeit of a much smaller variety.
For those unfamiliar, "sweding" was introduced to the wide world in Michel Gondry's "Be Kind Rewind" as the process of recreating big-budget movies with zero money and some of your friends in the parts occupied by Hollywood celebrities. It's a charming practice and sometimes works like gangbusters, as you'll see in the below video. Here's to you, chubby Captain America!
- Adam Swiderski
Here's a great new fan-made sweded trailer for Marvel's The Avengers. I guess it was only a matter of time before something like this got made, but this trailer had me surprisingly laughing, I couldn't help it... it's absolutely ridiculous which helps boost it's awesomeness.
Just a reminder to those of you not familiar with the term sweded, it comes from the film Be Kind Rewind, it's a low-budget, homemade remake of a film which is why it looks so gloriously bad. The sweded trailer was made by Bryan Harley, check it out below and tell us what you think!
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