Action figures, string, cardboard title sequences and an a cappellla soundtrack make this tribute to inventive filmmaking a blockbuster
Before Hollywood gave superhero fans big-budget comic book adaptations every summer, the toy companies gave them action figures — which take the place of Andrew Garfield in a homemade trailer for “The Amazing Spider-Man 2.”
The DustFilms and CineFix production (above) uses simple, but inventive VFX techniques everybody learned in elementary school to create a exact shot-for-shot remake of an actual trailer Sony used to promote its May 2 release.
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There’s high-flying action, a cardboard Rhino, an a cappella score and even a pretty cool recreation of the villain Electro, played by Jamie Foxx.
Critics, however, are mixed on whether it’s actually worth your money.