Michel Gondry’s Be Kind Rewind (2008) spawned the “sweded” movement. If you are not familiar with that particular movie or the term, sweded means a (very) low-budget, homemade remake of a film or a movie trailer. Some of them are funny, some are bad, but the creativity and resourcefulness is always to be commended. Shot-by-shot remakes with about $3.00 worth of back-to-school supplies. Seriously, what DIY enthusiasts are able to do with nothing but cardboard box props, some string, and a few colored sharpie markers is nothing short of amazing.
Truthfully, the whole sweded thing isn’t much of a movement these days. If you could ask the Internet as a whole, the general response would be: “oh, people are still doing those?”. The novelty of sweded movies isn’t quite what it used to be, that’s for sure. But when it’s Star Wars, suddenly the Internet is amused by it again.
A full-length trailer for J.J. Abrams’ latest installment in the Star Wars Universe has been given full sweded treatment. Check it out below.
Produced by independent YouTube channel Dumb Drum, this Sweded trailer for The Force Awakens, creatively uses cardboard and duct tape to capture all those talked about sequences and shots from the trailer. Quite impressive, really. Such duct tape, much cardboard, very wow. Can we also acknowledge just how cool synchronized group humming can be!
Star Wars: The Force Awakens will see theatrical release on December 18th, 2015