bill-swift - May 17, 2013
Michel Gondry gave rise to a viral trend in Be Kind Rewind called 'sweding', when the character Jerry had to remake a bunch of films with limited budgets after accidentally erasing all of the videos at Mos Def's rental store. The sweded movies were such a hit with movie watchers in the movie itself, and it turns out movie watchers in the real world feel the same.
Some sweded clips are just plain bad while others are surprisingly good, given that the cast and crew are working with limited budgets and homegrown special effects. The Thailand-based Fedfe Boyband crew's version of the Iron Man 3 trailer belongs in the latter category.
It's hilarious for obvious reasons, but it's pretty awesome most of the time. Obviously, nobody does Tony Stark better than Robert Downey Jr. and nobody does Pepper Potts better than Gwyneth Paltrow. But for what it's worth, they did a bang-up job although no one would probably want to bang the Pepper Potts in their version of the trailer.
Check out the comparison video below to see just how closely there were able to follow the official trailer: