Mech battles go low-budget in amazing sweded Pacific Rim trailer

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Mar 11, 2013, 8:09 PM EDT

Guillermo del Toro is prepping a massive-budget sci-fi tentpole in Pacific Rim—but what if you took away all those special effects? You’d have this.

The trend of sweded trailer continues, and a group of fans have created a pretty awesome, super-low-budget take on the mechs-vs.-monsters flick. The makeshift mechs are pretty hilarious, with grown men wearing about anything they can to look robotic (with homemade lens flares, of course).

Oddly enough, even in sweded form the flick still has that air of epic-ness about it, which is saying a lot when you’re dealing with cardboard and ski masks.

Check out the fake trailer below, and be glad Del Toro has a huge FX budget:

So what’d you think? Better than that recent Iron Man 3 sweded trailer?