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 fantastic Friday? Star Wars: The Force Awakens gets a homemade trailer, The Dark Knight gets mashed up with Pee-wee's Big Adventure and get a quick recap of The Peanuts history. But wait, that's not all! Back to The Future gets an honest trailer and find out exactly how many people Darth Vader has killed over the years! Sit back, relax and check out all that today's Nerd Alert has to offer.
Back to The Future Honest Trailer
The Screen Junkies crew is back with yet another Honest Trailer, and, of course, they're delving through the 1985 classic Back to The Future, for its 30th Anniversary. This trailer pokes fun at the franchise's repetitive nature and creepy Doc Brown, an old man who lives alone and whose only friend is a teenage boy. While there's no denying that Back to the Future is a classic, this honest trailer does bring up some interesting points.
Darth Vader Kill Count
There is no question that Darth Vader is one of the most iconic villains of all time, but if you've ever wondered how many people he's killed, you can find out right here. Mr. Sunday Movies is back with a super cut of every Darth Vader kill throughout the six movies in the Star Wars franchise. The total number may be lower than you think, but at any rate, it's still worth watching all of this nefarious villain's kills in one handy four-minute video.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Homemade Trailer
The fine folks at Cinefix have put their DIY skills to the test by creating a homemade version of the second Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer that debuted back in April. Of course, these homemade videos surely take a lot of time to complete, so perhaps we'll get another homemade trailer which recreates the brand new footage before the film hits theaters in December. You can also check out a side-by-side comparison of the homemade version and the actual trailer, plus a behind-the-scenes video that shows how they pulled all of this off.
Have you ever thought that Pee-Wee Herman has a Joker-esque quality to him? If so, you're not alone, since the folks at That Show About That Thing have created a wonderful mashup of The Dark Knight and Pee-wee's Big Adventure, where the oddball Pee-Wee essentially takes the Joker's place. We'll have to wait and see if the new Netflix movie Pee-wee's Big Holiday contains any Batman/Joker references, but if not, we'll always have this humorous video.
The Peanuts History In Under 6 Minutes
Fine Brothers have put together a succinct five-minute video where they break down the history of The Peanuts comic strip, as fans get ready for The Peanuts Movie on November 6. This wonderful video breaks down when each of these iconic Peanuts characters debuted in the comic strip, and highlights these characters' impact on pop culture for decades.
Angels in the Outfield Gets the 30 For 30 Treatment
College Humor has put together a wonderful video that examines the 1994 movie Angels in the Outfield, under the guise of a fake 30 for 30 ESPN documentary. This hilarious video also compares the outrageous sports feats shown in the movie to other sports movies of its time, like Happy Gilmore, Air Bud and Space Jam, in a wonderful way.
Everything Wrong With Paranormal Activity 3
With the arrival of Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension this weekend, Cinema Sins is breaking down everything that's wrong with the 2011 thriller Paranormal Activity 3. The sin count is rather high with this one, but that shouldn't be surprising since, as this video points out, the movie starts with viewers literally watching paint dry.
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