When you’re walking down the street, and you see a little ant, what’cha gonna do about Aaaaant-Man?
The whole point of Sweding – Michel Gondry’s Be Kind Rewind fictional term for making homemade versions of actual movies – used to be, in part, how wonderfully cheap and cardboard-y they looked. This Ant-Man trailer one actually features costumes I’d call convention-ready. Now, I understand, Cinefix, that this feature is doing well so you probably gave it a bigger budget – but that could be counterproductive (see also Lucas, George).
The moment you start getting professional singers to do the “Dooo, dooo, dooo” on the soundtrack could be the moment I rebel. Thankfully we’re not there yet.
Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.)
Prior to TRV, Luke wrote for publications that include the New Times LA, Los Angeles CityBeat, E! Online, OC Weekly, Geekweek, GeekChicDaily, The L.A. Times, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, and Nerdist