I've come across bad fan-made trailers in my day, but these five are the cream of the crop. Despite their bad quality, shoddy acting, or odd concepts I still found them entertaining, and I guarantee you will too.
5. The Return of Aquaman
If you didn't catch the part where the king of Atlantis left we're in the same boat. Regardless, Aquaman is plotting his return to the deep by visiting pet stores and practicing in his backyard pool. I have to say the Requiem For A Dream music was a nice touch, and at the end I found myself hoping he does one day reunite with Ariel.
4. Mega Man: The Movie
If you are going to make a fan trailer and try to pass it off as a real movie, there are a few rules that you should follow.
- Make sure your VFX doesn't look like a Nintendo 64 game.
- Hire enough extras so that your big science showcase has more than two people in the crowd.
- Never say, "We're not so different...you and I."
- Hide the like bar and disable comments.
Perhaps some things the creators of this short will keep in mind for next time.
3. Terminator 6: He's Back
The Terminator is back...in Canada. My favorite part of this trailer is the opening scene with Steve Middleton looking like Jeff Spicoli's little brother ala Fast Times At Ridgemont High. Kudos as well for the addition of actual music from the movie, I love me some DUH DUH DUH...DUH DUH!
2. Batman Vs. Gremlins
Fan-made? Yes. Awesome? Of course. Copyrighted? You betcha. The whole thing is great...but killing a Gremlin with the afterburner on the batmobile?! They should invent a word for that kind of awesome.
1. Star Wars Episode VII: The Young Jedi
It's unfair to say this film is terrible, but it's only because I feel bad saying that to a child in a Jedi suit. For what it's worth, this is probably the best production value and costume design you'll see out of all the fan-made films so far. And if I'm not mistaken, you'll recognize this guy and his son from Star Wars Uncut. If you are interested in seeing this entire film, it's available here!