Hilarious "Sweded" Version of the First Trailer for The Avengers
10.21.11 by BrentJS
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.
And, here's the real deal so you can play them both and compare them scene-by-scene.
The Avengers | Samuel L. Jackson | Robert Downey Jr. | Chris Evans | Movie Trailer | Review
The Avengers was written and directed by Joss Whedon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly, Dollhouse). The cast includes Robert Downey, Jr. as Iron Man, Mark Ruffalo as the Hulk, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Chris Evans as Captain America, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, Scarlett Johansson as the Black Widow, Clark Gregg as S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Coulson, Cobie Smulders S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Maria Hill, Samuel L. Jackson as S.H.I.E.L.D. Director Nick Fury and Stellan Skarsgård as Erik Selvig.