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March 20, 2008 8:03 PM   Subscribe

Top Ten Fan-Made "Sweded" Films Featuring: Predator, Star Wars, Blade Runner, Die Hard, Back to the Future, Goldfinger, Total Recall, Jurassic Park, Armageddon, Lord of the Rings and Terminator 2.
posted by miss lynnster (23 comments total) 28 users marked this as a favorite
When one has blitz a bulldog or smiley down there trees then they may feel sweded.

Look at rich, he's had 10 sweders and is gurning to fuck.

Thank you, Urban Dictionary. How ever would I traverse the densely populated habitiats of this world without your caring insights??
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 8:06 PM on March 20, 2008

Yes, it does eloquently tap into and translate into common terms the most complex inner workings of the elitest of social microcosms... does it not?
posted by miss lynnster at 8:10 PM on March 20, 2008

You'll note that that particular definition was thumbs-downed -- I'm sorry, sweded -- 64 times.

(Apologies if my usage has blitz a bulldog or smiley down there trees.)
posted by lumensimus at 8:11 PM on March 20, 2008 [1 favorite]

I suspect this has nothing to do with rutabagas.
posted by Dave Faris at 8:15 PM on March 20, 2008 [1 favorite]

Interesting post (Predator was my favourite), but I'd like to quote Anthony Lane, from his New Yorker review of "Be Kind, Rewind":

This user-generated content, as it is called, marks either a long-overdue democratization of the arts or, if you prefer, a mass proliferation of the mediocre,
posted by KokuRyu at 8:22 PM on March 20, 2008

I'm already kind of upset that Taxi Driver isn't on the list. But I guess I haven't seen all of these films yet, and their reasons for picking them seem pretty good. I guess hilarity alone isn't enough.
posted by six-or-six-thirty at 9:04 PM on March 20, 2008

(Also: singing all of your background music gets automatic approval points)
posted by six-or-six-thirty at 9:18 PM on March 20, 2008

I couldn't seem to force myself to watch more than a few seconds of any of them. As for remakes of famous movies, though, I think this one of Lord of the Rings has more going for it.
posted by Dave Faris at 9:28 PM on March 20, 2008

Both Total Recall and Terminator II are much funnier than they have any right to be. And Back to the Future benefits from an inspired casting choice.
posted by Astro Zombie at 9:47 PM on March 20, 2008

The Terminator II remake is definitely worth watching, if only for the hilarious nuclear war sequence.
posted by Mr Mister at 9:51 PM on March 20, 2008

Heh, Sarah Connor drew a dong.
posted by brain_drain at 10:02 PM on March 20, 2008

I dunno, AngryAlien kinda ruined me for all other potential suitors. But these are kinda fun, too.
posted by not_on_display at 5:00 AM on March 21, 2008

There goes my kid's playdates!
Fun post!
posted by Dizzy at 5:05 AM on March 21, 2008

I was expecting to hate this but, my God, it was INSPIRED. Great post!
posted by psmealey at 5:26 AM on March 21, 2008

I had the reverse reaction to the personally sung background music. I ended up slamming down the pause button and moving on much sooner than intended out of sheer irritation of what sounded like the failed revenge of a rejected a capella group. Otherwise, some of the low tech solutions to the high tech F/Xs was neat.
posted by Atreides at 7:12 AM on March 21, 2008

six-or-six-thirty linked one of the films, but Austin's Alamo Drafthouse and Filmmaking Frenzy put on a contest for these, called Rewind Kindly. The top-ranked remakes were shown at the Alamo, and Beastmaster won.

(my favorite was Tron)
posted by rush at 7:46 AM on March 21, 2008

I'm a huge JP nerd, so I liked the Jurassic Park one. (Though I could have gone without the SOAP reference)
posted by Cyclopsis Raptor at 8:35 AM on March 21, 2008 [1 favorite]

Be Kind Rewind Blue?
posted by MythMaker at 8:54 AM on March 21, 2008

Night of the Living Dead, reenacted by potatoes. Self-link, sorry. Or, thanks. Or something.
posted by hifiparasol at 10:28 AM on March 21, 2008

Wow. Blade Runner was... inspired.
posted by Durn Bronzefist at 4:11 PM on March 21, 2008

I just want an mp3 of the music from the blade runner one.
posted by damn dirty ape at 6:56 PM on March 21, 2008

I was expecting to hate this but, my God, it was INSPIRED. Great post!

That's kinds my feelings exactly (possibly because I've started to get a real hate-on regarding Gondry)... and I've only watched the Predator one but that was ten tonnes of awesome (probably helped that I last re-watched it only a month or so ago so I got every reference)
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 4:26 AM on March 22, 2008

I really wish this term "sweded" wasn't spreading because Be Kind Rewind is the most asinine, anti-intellectual piece of pseudo-artistic garbage I've seen in a long time. I suspect the recreations linked here will be a heap better than the film that coined the term.

In fact, if someone could "swede" Be Kind Rewind with only the good parts left... that's a wonderful three minutes of film right there.
posted by crossoverman at 11:06 PM on March 22, 2008

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