Check This Out: Be Kind Rewind Fans Swede Their Own Movies!

February 13, 2008
Source: Film School Rejects, Filmmaking Frenzy

The Be Kind Rewind sweding craze has hit the internet and some creative filmmakers have been hard at work sweding more movies themselves. If you've already forgotten, sweding is the fictional term used in Michel Gondry's upcoming Be Kind Rewind to refer to the movies that Jack Black and Mos Def remake after all of their VHS tapes get erased in the video store they work at. The whole concept of sweding really got kicked up a notch when Michel Gondry sweded the trailer for Be Kind Rewind all by himself, and the result was absolutely hilarious. These videos are all too good to pass up - you've got to see them for yourself! There is one for Jurassic Park, Top Gun, Armageddon, and even Be Kind Rewind.

We owe a big thanks to Film School Rejects for first coming across these. They come from Filmmaking Frenzy, a site based out of Austin, TX that is currently running a sweding contest called Rewind Kindly. All you've got to do is make a 5-minute sweded movie and you could win yourself a sweet AMD editing station. You may not think that these videos could be that great, but once you watch a few of them, you'll be hooked.

There are quite a few good ones to choose from, but I'm going to stick with the three that Neil chose. Plus I gotta add on my new favorite - Jurassic Park! I really had a good laugh at all of them and will suggest everyone watch all three below as well. These movies aren't about production quality or how accurate they can be, they're about love for movies and recreating them with whatever you have on hand. All of these are truly something to behold, even if they're cheesy and hilarious. Enjoy!

Jurassic Park:
The girl in this movie seems way hotter than I originally remember…

Top Gun:
There's only one thing to say: Highway to the danger zone!!

They do a great job with the effects, especially the asteroid, and the music in this.

Be Kind Rewind Trailer:
The kid playing Mos Def nails his voice and they even add in a Big Lebowski scene!

You can check out a whole LOT more sweded movies over at Filmmaking Frenzy. There are quite a few to choose from so if you're addicted to these sweded videos like I am, you can now spend the rest of your day finding the best ones. Let us know if you find any really good ones!

I saw Be Kind Rewind at Sundance and loved it. It's a great film that is full of more heart than nearly anything else I saw this year. It doesn't top Science of Sleep in my mind, but Gondry has pulled off another classic. To see the sweding trend that this has created is amazing - I only hope Be Kind Rewind is as successful in theaters, too.

Be Kind Rewind is both written and directed by French indie filmmaker Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine and the Spotless Mind, Science of Sleep). The film arrives in theaters on February 22nd.

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