Welcome to today's edition of Nerd Alert, where we have all the off-beat, nerdy news for you in one convenient spot. What do we have in store for you on this terrific Tuesday? Star Wars becomes a World War II movie, Japan accepts the U.S.'s robot war challenge and Ant-Man gets reimagined as a 1950s film. Plus, we have a supercut of Jim Carrey falling down and Real Fake History tackles Kill Bill Vol. 1. So, sit back, relax, and check out all that today's Nerd Alert has to offer.
Ant-Man is a 1950s Monster Movie
Vulture has put together another Remix video, where they re-imagine the upcoming Ant-Man as a 1955 monster movie. Cinema legend Vincent Price "narrates" this brief trailer, which utilizes black and white Ant-Man footage along with 1950s classics such as The Fly, The House on Haunted Hill, The Incredible Shrinking Man and Them! for an entertaining two-minute thriller that almost looks better than the real thing.
Supercut of Jim Carrey Falling Down
If there is one thing Jim Carrey is known for, besides his tendencies to over-act, it's his ability to produce a convincing and hilarious pratfall. Thanks to YouTube user Shawn Kohne, we now have this four-minute supercut featuring the actor at his best, either falling down or being hurled through the air in movies, TV shows and even some of his old stand up routines and talk show appearances.
Star Wars Re-Imagined As a World War II Movie
Ever wonder what Star Wars would look like as a World War II movie? Then you're in luck, because Iron Horse Cinema has put together an entertaining war newsreel that shows Imperial Forces invading Earth during the 40s, blending historical figures such as General MacArthur with Star Wars characters like Admiral Akbar in an entertaining two-minute recut of history.
Japan Accepts the U.S.'s Robot Challenge
In one of last week's editions of Nerd Alert, we showed you a video from U.S. robotics company Megabots, which issued a challenge to the Japanese company Suidobashi Heavy Industries for a giant robot duel. Over the weekend, Suidobashi CEO Kogoro Kurata accepted the challenge, under one condition: that "melee combat" be a part of the battle, with Kurata stating "I want to punch them to scrap and knock them down." In other words, he doesn't want each side to use huge weapons to destroy each other, he wants an actual fight. Could this be the real-life Real Steel sequel we never knew we wanted?
Real Fake History Takes On Kill Bill Vol. 1
After a fantastic debut episode last week with the Battle of Endor, Real Fake History tackles the Massacre At The House of Blue Leaves in Kill Bill Vol. 1, where Uma Thurman's The Bride takes on O-Ren Ishi (Lucy Liu) and The Crazy 88s. We hear from one of the Crazy 88 survivors, and even a medical expert that "explains" the insane amount of blood loss during the battle. Next week's episode features Game of Thrones' Battle of Castle Black, so check back for that.
Man Gets Charged With "Mischief" For Up Stunt
Canadian businessman Daniel Boria was charged with "mischief" and "causing danger to life" after pulling off a stunt reminiscent to the Pixar movie Up, to try and raise awareness for his start-up company, All Clean Natural, an environmentally-conscious cleaning service. He attached 100 oversized balloons filled with $12,000 worth of helium to a simple lawn chair, which sent him floating into the sky. His plan was to fly to the Calgary Stampede, and then skydive into the event, but weather conditions caused him to miss his mark, landing two miles south where he was arrested. If anything, the man's stunt ended up proving that the MythBusters aren't always right, since his flight debunked one of their experiments.
Whiplash Movie and Short Film Side-By-Side Comparison
As you may know, the Oscar-nominated drama Whiplash originally started out as a 2013 short film, which is essentially a scene from Damien Chazelle's full screenplay that he pulled out and turned into a short. Today we have a side-by-side comparison of the short film and the scene in the movie, both of which starJ.K. Simmons, with Johnny Simmons starring as the young drummer in the short, instead of Miles Teller. As you can see, several scenes are practically identical.
Fans Can Play Street Fighter V at Six Flags This Summer
Fans who visit any of the Six Flags theme parts this summer will get to play Capcom's upcoming video game Street Fighter V for free, prior to its launch next spring. On Saturdays and Sundays, fans will also be able to participate in eight-person single-elimination tournaments. Check out the image below to see when you will be able to play the game at your local Six Flags park.
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