Welcome to today's edition of Nerd Alert, where we have all the quirky, nerdy news that you crave in one convenient spot. What do we have in store for you on this whacked out Wednesday? Robocop gets reimagined as a mall cop, an animated spoof reveals the true identity of Batman's greatest villain and learn how to build your very own ooze canister from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze. But first, Avengers: Age of Ultron gets an honest trailer. Sit back, relax and check out all that today's Nerd Alert has to offer.
Avengers: Age of Ultron Honest Trailer
This week, Screen Junkies takes aim at Avengers: Age of Ultron in their latest Honest Trailer, tearing this superhero sequel apart for the peculiar nature of new characters Scarlet Witch, Quicksilver and Vision, while trashing Earth's Mightiest Heroes for failing to "assemble" in other Marvel movies, where threats were much greater. We've often heard about the difficulties Joss Whedon had on set, and this video breaks down just a few of the myriad of issues he likely had. They also address how weak Marvel villains are, which has long been one of the few distracting factors in the MCU.
Robocop Mall Security
Youtuber Sam Macaroni has created a humorous spoof that portrays the iconic Robocop as a mall security guard. This trigger-happy android is seen gunning down patrons for shoplifting, and he even gets a partner in ED-209. The short is only two minutes long, but it's quite hilarious. While we may or may not get a sequel to the RoboCop reboot, at least we'll always have this parody.
True Identity of Batman's Greatest Villain Revealed
We have often showcased the work from the fine folks over at Dorkly before, but this Batman animated spoof may be their best yet. The video starts with a gathering of Gotham City's greatest villains, who, as it turns out, all work for Bruce Wayne's trusted butler, Alfred. This wonderful video gives us a different spin on the Caped Crusader, highlighting his fragile sensibilities and the fact that he still can't cope with his parents' death.
Learn How to Make the Ooze Canister From Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze
Dustin from DIY Prop Shop is back with a new video this week, where he shows fans how to build their very own ooze canister from 1991's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze. Using a unique water bottle, some green hand soap and a few properly placed lights, the canister turns out quite well, and if you want to replicate this yourself, you only have to spend $20.
Teens React to 1990s Cartoons
In the latest video in their React series, The Fine Brothers try to see if a group of teenagers can identify theme songs from hit 1990s cartoons, such as Captain Planet and the Planeteers, Dexter's Laboratory, X-Men, Daria, Tiny Toon Adventures, Recess and Rugrats. If you aren't a teenager and want to feel even older than you are, this video is right up your alley...
A Working Electric Guitar Made of Legos
Nicola Pavan of www.pavanwoodworks.com|Pavan Woodworks has created an incredibly unique electric guitar made of Legos. Of course, the strings and the fret board aren't made of Legos, but the rest of the guitar is, and the video above offers proof that it actually plays. Unfortunately, we don't get any insight into how this guitar was actually made, but it just goes to show you that you can use Legos for almost anything.
A Breakdown Of Good and Bad Movie Action Scenes
Youtubers Sam and Niko have put together a video essay that breaks down what makes an action scene good or bad in any given movie. They discuss a number of different techniques, and the reasons filmmakers use them, to give us a better understanding of why some action scenes are memorable, and why others are ultimately forgettable.
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