Welcome to today's edition of Nerd Alert, where we have all the quirky, nerdy news for you in one convenient spot. What do we have in store for you this Wednesday? There is a new video breaking down all of the Easter Eggs in Mad Max: Fury Road, Armageddon gets an Honest Trailer and an Avenger gets his own new smartphone. So sit back, relax, and check it all out in today's Nerd Alert!
Mad Max: Fury Road Easter Eggs Breakdown
Youtube's Mr. Sunday Movies has broken down every Easter Egg for Mad Max: Fury Road, which ties into the previous movies in the Mad Max franchise. For those wondering where Mad Max: Fury Road rests within the Mad Max franchise timeline, director George Miller somewhat addresses this in an interview segment. At any rate, it's clear that there are plenty of connections between Mad Max: Fury Road and its predecessors, no matter where the movie is set.
Armageddon Honest Trailer
Director Michael Bay's blockbuster Armageddon gets torn a new one in the latest Honest Trailer. Dubbed the director's "last fun movie" before he took on the Transformers franchise, the Screen Junkies crew rip into the filmmaker's explosive ways in this four-minute Honest Trailer, which even reveals Michael Bay's cameo as a NASA employee that I never really noticed before.
Samsung Introduces Avengers: Age of Ultron Iron Man Galaxy S6 Smartphone
Did you love Avengers: Age of Ultron so much that you want to express yourself by getting an Avengers themed phone? Then you're in luck, because Samsung has just unveiled their Iron Man Galaxy S6 limited edition smartphone. The phone even comes with a wireless charger that resembles Iron Man's arc reactor. Unfortunately, the phone is only currently available for purchase in South Korea, Hong Kong and China, and it isn't clear when the phone will be available in other parts of the world. CLICK HERE to visit the official website for more details.
Avengers: Age of Ultron Stars' Childhood Photos
Unreality Mag has unearthed adorable photos of Earth's Mightiest Heroes in Avengers: Age of Ultron as children. There doesn't seem to be any specific age range of these photos, but we get to see what Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Chris Evans (Captain America), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Mark Ruffalo (Hulk), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow) and Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye) looked like as little tykes.
Turn Your Desktop Into a Playable Version of Super Mario World
Aaron Randall has designed a new app that allows users to turn literally anything on your desktop into a playable version of the Nintendo hit Super Mario World. The app creates a transparent window that allows you to capture anything on your desktop and create a level of the game, complete with bricks for Mario to smash with his head. If you're looking for a new way to kill time at the office, CLICK HERE for more details.
Garbage Pail Kids T-Shirts Based On Classic Horror Characters
The fine folks over at Fright Rags have teamed up with Garbage Pail Kids artist Brent Engstrom for a new collection of t-shirts based on classic horror characters. This new collection includes "Pluggin Penny" based on IT's Pennywise, "Wretchin Regan" from The Exorcist, "Krampin Kevin" based on the Krampus legend and "Howlin' Howard" based on The Wolf Man. CLICK HERE to pre-order these t-shirts, which cost $27 apiece.
Predator Hunts The Knights Templar In New Short Film
British writer-director James Bushe has created a new fan film entitled Predator: Dark Ages, that shows the iconic Predator hunting down the Knights Templar. The story is set during The Crusades, and this battle between the Predator and Templars is what the Predator's "myths and legends are born from." The 27-minute short film already has more than 72,000 views in the two days since it debuted. It might be the closest thing we get to the long-awaited Predator reboot for quite some time.
Mad Max: Fury Road Car Chase Recreated In GTA V
Youtube user The Sloth's Den used the Rockstar Video Editor to re-create a scene from Mad Max: Fury Road, where Furiosa's War Rig is met by a number of motorcycle-riding War Boys armed with grenades. In this video game version, the War Rig is replaced by a semi truck, but this two-minute video certainly encapsulates the spirit of Mad Max: Fury Road, in video game form.
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